I went to see a rather awful show the other day. Terrible, actually, but the wonderful people I went with more than made up for it.
…Oh, along with the awesome truffles I made to bring along, of course!
They were very, very good. Even my non-health-freak friends thought so. They munched on them happily whilst the actors tortured us, not even thinking about buying the usual junk food that accompanies a theatre trip.
Sweet success! And, they’re really easy to make – joy!
Here’s what you’ll need:
15 or so dates,
a teaspoonful of honey,
a tablespoonful of Cacao powder
a pinch or two of cinnamon,
a tablespoonful of coconut oil,
a handful of dessicated coconut.
If you aren’t that concerned with making them super healthy, or don’t have some of those ingredients to hand, the coconut oil can be swapped for butter and the cacao for regular cocoa powder.
SO, here’s what they look like:
AND here’s what you do:
Take your dates and tip them into the food processor, blending until they make a sticky, sweet mix that bunches together.
Whilst you’re doing that you can be melting your coconut oil, cacao, honey and cinnamon into a syrup on the hob, medium-or-less heat.
Once your dates are gooey enough for your satisfaction simply pour them into a mixing bowl, scraping the sides of the blender with a spoon, and pour the syrup you’ve made over the top.
Mix well so that the stuff gets even stickier. It should be coming together easily now (and tasting really good!)
On a small plate pour your dessicated coconut and then roll the date mixture into balls – you choose how big and how many – rolling them lightly in the coconut once that’s done.
Put the truffles onto a baking tray and freeze for an hour or so.
Told you it was easy. And very healthy 🙂 No need to feel guilty whilst consuming these little beauties.
Now onto a different type of date…of the romance variety. I have one tonight with a young man who will be known here as army lad because…he’s in the army, and I can’t think of a more original fake name thing.
But anyway, wish me luck! Next post is Quinoa Pizza which I’ll be attempting tomorrow whilst my friends dine on the ready-made but not-as-healthy variants from Pizza Express.