Edible Christmas & New Years Gifts – Chocolate and Date Truffles in Colourful Coating

Ho Ho Ho!

Merry Christmas to all my fellow food lovers out there!

Can you believe it’s already Christmas Eve?

The day is filled with magic and excitement, delicious food, and Christmas presents.

Whenever I visit people during the holidays, I never go empty-handed.

I love to bring something homemade, preferably something edible.

This year, I decided to take my favorite truffle recipe and dress it up in fancy coatings and package it in little boxes.

They almost look like fancy-filled chocolates and always get a lot of “Ihhh”, “Ohhh” and “How lovely” comments.

But let me tell you, these date truffles not only look pretty, they taste absolutely delicious.

The freeze-dried berry powder adds a beautiful color and a lovely fresh and slightly tart flavor.

I know it’s a little late to be making holiday gifts today, but I wanted to share this recipe with you all as inspiration.

Maybe on New Year’s Eve, you can bring it as a dessert or a treat for your host.

That’s what I’m going to do!

Merry Christmas and a wonderful evening.

Enjoy every moment and every bite!

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Edible Christmas & New Years Gifts – Chocolate and Date Truffles in Colourful Coating

Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 60 truffles
Calories 20kcal

Ingredients

  • 600 g soft dates pitted
  • 100 g dark chocolate 70%
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • Zest and juice from 1 organic orange
  • 1 tsp ground vanilla
  • 100 g roasted nuts
  • A generous pinch of salt

Coating

  • Freeze dried powders (e.g. raspberry, strawberry, blueberry)
  • Caramelized nuts chopped
  • Shredded coconut
  • Liquorice powder
  • Cocoa powder
  • Pistachio
  • Melted Chocolate
  • Sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350   °F/175   °C. Place nuts on a baking sheet and roast for 10 min until golden. Then place nuts in a blender or mini chopper and pulse until chopped.
  • In a blender mix pitted dates and orange juice. Blend until a very smooth cream. Add all of the ingredients except the dark chocolate.In a double boiler melt chocolate and add to the mixture, and mix it thoroughly. Place the date mix in the fridge for a couple of hours or until the next day.
  • Use a tsp and your palms to make perfect round sized truffles and coat them in different toppings. Place the truffles in small boxes and wrap them up. they keep best in fridge, so make sure to store them there until you need them.

Nutrition

Calories: 20kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Cholesterol: 0.1mg | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.2mg