Chocolate & Chestnut Truffles

 

These truffles couldn’t know be simpler! I am obsessed with chestnuts right now, they are so fudgy, gooey and they work so well in some many recipes, sweet or savoury. I love using them in this truffle recipes as together with the dates they create a rich and decadent consistency and yet made of only wholesome ingredients. These are a great little treat to make in advance and to keep in the fridge or freezer ready for when you have guests around, they are perfect with a piping hot chai latte or as a light dessert.

Ingredients:

180gr of cooked chestnuts (I bought a pouch of already cooked ones)
50gr of melted dark Chocolate (I used Goodio chocolate  but any good quality dark chocolate will work as well)
2 tablespoon of raw cacao powder + extra for dusting the truffles
15 medjool dates soaked in some warm water for about 30 mins
1 tablespoon of date syrup – optional- I find them sweet enough without it
a pinch of sea salt or Himalayan pink salt
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

drain the soaked dates and with your hands try to squeeze out any excess water. Place the dates into a food processor and simply add all the other ingredients. Blitz for a minute or so until you have sticky and thick kind of paste. Remove it from the food processor and put into a bowl, place it in the fridge for about 20 minutes to firm up a bit ( it will be easy to roll into balls).

Roll the mixture into balls and dust them in raw cacao powder, shredded coconut is another option too. Enjoy them straightaway or store them in an airtight container in the fridge for a week or so.

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