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Dark Chocolate Strawberry Truffles

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Dark Chocolate Strawberry Truffles

I’m not usually one to celebrate Valentine’s Day as I believe everyday is a day to appreciate a loved one, whether they be a partner, a family member or a friend. But, I do love to experiment with new dessert recipes as dinners are at least a once-a-week affair at our house and who doesn’t love a little something sweet to finish the meal. In this case, it’s even bite-sized. In my search for freeze-dried raspberries a few weeks back, I managed to find blueberries, strawberries and cassis at Naturalia so I decided to make truffles with what I had in the pantry – Dark Chocolate Strawberry (and a few coconut) Truffles to be more precise.

Truflles are a lovely dessert because they are quite easy to make and can be made a variety of ways – gluten-free, vegan and refined-sugar free – which these happen to be!  I love this particular recipe because you can easily substitute other nut butters (I used almond because that’s what I had in the pantry, but any nut (cashew, hazelnut) will do ;)) and either leave the truffle au natural or dip it in a variety of things – raw cocoa powder, powdered pistachios, which gives a lovely green color, bee pollen, piment d’espelette…the list goes on. And as for the fleur de sel, any will do, but I used this which I found at Le Bel Ordinaire in the 9eme and I would definitely go back for more.

Here is my Valentine to you – a little something sweet to share with your loved ones any day of the week! Enjoy!

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Dark Chocolate Strawberry Truffles {V, GF + RSF}

INGREDIENTS

1 cup almond butter (or cashew or hazelnut butter)
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 Tbsp almond meal
2 Tbsp raw cocoa powder
1 tsp fleur de sel
1 pkg freeze-dried strawberries
dried coconut flakes

METHOD

Mix all of the ingredients together except for the freeze-dried strawberries and dried coconut.
Once combined, roll into small 1-in balls and dip into ground freeze-dried strawberries and alternate with coconut.
Place in the refrigerator or freezer depending on desired consistency and serve when ready!

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Dark Chocolate Strawberry Truffles
 
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These Dark Chocolate Strawberry Truffles are not only vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free, but are very easy to make and can be made using a number of ingredients and toppings.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 16 truffles
Ingredients
  • 1 cup almond butter (or cashew or hazelnut butter)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp almond meal
  • 2 Tbsp raw cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp fleur de sel
  • 1 pkg freeze-dried strawberries
  • dried coconut flakes
Instructions
  1. Mix all of the ingredients together except for the freeze-dried strawberries and dried coconut.
  2. Once combined, roll into small 1-in balls and dip into ground freeze-dried strawberries and alternate with coconut.
  3. Place in the refrigerator or freezer depending on desired consistency and serve when ready!

 

 

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