Rum Truffles

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With Christmas around the corner I’ve been thinking of ways to ensure we don’t go without sweet treats, but don’t fall off the sugar wagon. I’ve been creating truffles this week, and have to say they are not bad at all! Super easy to make, and about as primal as you’re gonna get for this sort of thing.

Ingredients (for 24):
150g pecan nuts
75g unsweetened desiccated coconut
75g dates
40g cocoa
50ml dark rum
50ml coconut oil
50ml freshly brewed espresso
1-2 tbsp good honey (optional, to taste)
Tbsp good vanilla extract
25g each of cocoa & coconut for rolling

Method:
– either whiz everything together in a powerful blender until a dough forms, or chop the pecans and dates real tiny and mix with the other ingredients by hand until a dough forms

– lay out a large sheet of cling film and tip your mixture onto it.

– pack into a tightly rolled sausage shape and twist the ends, then refrigerate for at least an hour

– unroll the sausage and slice into 24 pieces

– mix together the extra cocoa and coconut on a large plate

– roll each piece around on the plate and into a little ball, then place your truffles in petit fours cases

– sprinkle the end result with a touch more coconut… The perfect Xmas treat or gift for friends

 

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