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Dried Fruit Truffles

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Looking for a healthy treat for Valentine's Day? This is a great alternative to chocolates or sugary candies - and you can make them yourself! These truffles are incredibly simple and easy to make and look as expensive as a box of chocolates!

I will list the four variations you see in the picture but any fruit and nut combo will work.

Strawberry Truffle
1/2 c. dried strawberries (reserve one or two for garnish)
1/2 c. walnuts (reserve one or two for garnish)
1/8 c. oatmeal

Cranberry-Plum Truffle
1/4 c. dried cranberries (reserve one or two for garnish)
1/4 c. dried plums
1/8 c. oatmeal
1/4 c. almonds (reserve one or two for garnish)

Date Truffle
1/2 c. whole pitted dates
1/4 c. raisins
1/2 c. walnuts
1/8 c. oatmeal

Peanut Butter Truffle
1/4 c. peanut butter
1/2 c. raisins
1/4 c. almonds
1/4 c. oatmeal
 
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Step 1: Grind Ingredients

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In a food processor add all ingredients (per truffle recipe). Turn food processor on and grind until mixture looks like course salt and can hold together when pinched. If mixture is too dry to hold together grind a bit more until it does. The dried fruit will eventually become sticky if you grind it long enough.

If you are making multiple flavors of truffles and peanut butter is one of them be sure and make that one last. I make one batch and use the food processor again for the next flavor without cleaning. Makes it quick and easy!

***I only show one flavor of truffle mixture in the food processor since all steps are exactly the same for each recipe.

Step 2: Shape the Truffles

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Using a rounded tea spoon shape the mixture into equally sized round balls. You could also use a melon baller or small cookie scoop depending how large or small you want the truffles.

Each recipe will make approximately 16 teaspoon sized truffles.
evacooper4 months ago

an amazing one is dates, cocoa and chopped almonds! not sure on the amount of each one, but it tastes like real chocolate!

also good is dates, walnuts, and a bit of wine, rolled in shredded coconut.

So cute and sound really goof! I will have to try these even if it's not VDay already! Thanks for sharing your "ible"!
amy-sue2 years ago
I've tried a couple of these recipes and they're SO TASTY! A healthy treat you don't have to feel guilty about enjoying. LOVE the presentation too. They look so beautiful!
ChrysN2 years ago
Wow they're healthy. They look good!.
Those are so cute! Great recipes!