Hello Chocolate Truffles! 

Hello Chocolate Truffles! 

This is what our PD Sarah said when Steve our teacher presented her and Veryan with a little plate of these babies! Freshly made by some young people from a special needs support school - they did an awesome job and the truffles tasted just hmmmmmmmmm. Yum. Decadent, a little bit naughty but hey - think of all that iron and antioxidants. 

Ingredients

Makes 16 truffles

100 grams    Cocoa Powder

75 grams      Cacao Butter

1 tbsp          Coconut Oil 

50 millilitres  Date Syrup, more or less depending on desired sweetness

15 grams      Desiccated Coconut

Notes: You can also add nuts, seeds, dried fruits, chilli, banana, herbs and spices to your chocolate mix to make flavoured chocolates.

Method

1: Heat the coconut oil, cacao butter, date syrup and cocoa powder gently in a bowl over a saucepan of water until melted. This is called ‘using a bain marie’ and stops the misture from burning.

2: Add a pinch of good quality salt.

3: Cool the mixture in the fridge or freezer to firm up.

4: Place the desiccated coconut onto a small plate.

5: Use a spoon to take out portion of chocolate mix. Form the mix into balls and roll them in the desiccated coconut to make them easier to handle and place on a separate plate.

6: Chill in the fridge until ready to eat.

Note the these truffles will look like the darker one's in this image pre-rolling them into desicsated coconut.  

Gorgeous photo by Taylor Kiser on Unsplash 



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