Dark Chocolate Apricot Truffles

Dark Chocolate Apricot Truffles – using five healthy ingredients, these are quick and easy to make and impressive at any party or even for a gift!

 

Dark Chocolate Apricot Truffles @spabettie

Mmm, yum.

I recently made truffles for my dad… for this birthday (another instance of what do you give the man who has everything?). Dad grew up in Hawaii, so his was a special recipe and I will share it soon. Delicious, I tell you what – Hawaii = guava.

Dad’s truffles were adapted from my dark chocolate apricot truffle recipe, which is another favorite around here, they do not last long.

Dark chocolate apricot truffles taste amazing and could not be easier to make.

I often make these and don’t even get to the chocolate covering.

Dark Chocolate Apricot Truffles @spabettie

Without the chocolate dip, I call these raw apricot bites. You may never hear about them, because I could make a batch and they’d be gone within a day. These are simple, nutritious and best of all, delicious.

But then, come on. You have to give them a dark chocolate bath.

Dark Chocolate Apricot Truffles @spabettie

Dark Chocolate Apricot Truffles

dairy, egg, soy and gluten free, vegan

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup dried apricots, pitted
1/4 cup dried figs, pitted
1/3 cup raw cashews
2 tablespoons maple syrup
4 ounces dark chocolate (70-72%)*
*some chocolates contain soy

 
INSTRUCTIONS:

In a food processor or high speed blender, process apricots, figs and cashews until crumbly. Add maple syrup and pulse into a sticky ball.

Using your hands, roll mixture into balls approximately 3/4 inch in size, place on parchment and place in refrigerator to set.

Chop chocolate and add to saucepan over low heat, melt until smooth. Remove from heat.

Using a fork, dip each apricot ball into the melted chocolate and return to parchment. Return to refrigerator to set the chocolate.

 

 

printable recipe:

 

Dark Chocolate Apricot Truffles
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Recipe type: candy, truffles, chocolates
 
dairy, egg, soy and gluten free, vegan
Ingredients
  • ½ cup dried apricots, pitted
  • ¼ cup dried figs, pitted
  • ⅓ cup raw cashews
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate (70-72%)*
  • *some chocolates contain soy
Instructions
  1. In a food processor or high speed blender, process apricots, figs and cashews until crumbly. Add maple syrup and pulse into a sticky ball.
  2. Using your hands, roll mixture into balls approximately ¾ inch in size, place on parchment and place in refrigerator to set.
  3. Chop chocolate and add to saucepan over low heat, melt until smooth. Remove from heat.
  4. Using a fork, dip each apricot ball into the melted chocolate and return to parchment. Return to refrigerator to set the chocolate.

 

 

Comments

    • spabettie says

      apricots are one of my favorites… dipping them in chocolate? OOH yeah! 😉

      …and I hear ya on the sweet tooth – HUGE lately!

  1. says

    These are beautiful and I love that they are so healthy. I have a feeling I would need to at least double or triple the recipe in my house! 😉 Have a beautiful weekend.

  2. says

    Those Raw Apricot Bites look amazing… My two little guys went crazy when they saw the pic. They said, “mommy are you going to make this for us right now”?

    Thank you so much for sharing this post it really was amazing!

  3. says

    I saw these beauties floating around on twitter and haven’t forgotten them! Absolutely irresistible. I can’t wait to try… and I”m thinking my dad would be pretty happy too!

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