Servings: 12 · Prep Time: 5 mins · Cooking Time: 60 mins
Total Time: 65 mins
Desserts | Snacks
The most divine chocolate truffles with not a single date / sugar syrup in sight. These are made with really simple ingredients that you will be able to pick up in your local supermarket. The mint oil combined with the cacao nibs, give the most glorious mint chocolate chip crunch taste and texture. You can play around with the flavour though, if you would rather orange or coffee, or just enjoy them plain. They make the perfect gift for a close friend or relative, packaged up neatly. I like to toss mine in some cocoa powder for an extra chocolatey hit. But you can decorate however you wise. Coconut, drizzled chocolate, free dried raspberries or even some organic coloured buttons, for kids. They keep in the freezer for months and months and last in the fridge for 6 weeks, so these have a fantastic shelf life and are there for you whenever you have that sweet craving, but without any high sugar hit.
- ground almonds (55g)
- cocoa powder (10g)
- desiccated coconut (20g)
- coconut milk (30g)
- dark chocolate (50g)
- mint oil (1/4tsp)
- cacao nibs (2tbsp)
In to a food processor, place the ground almonds, cocoa and desiccated coconut.
Blend to a flour like consistency.
Add in the dark chocolate and half the mint oil. Blend.
The mixture will start to become stickier and hold together.
Now add in the coconut milk, little by little until you have a dough. A dough you can mould into balls. Press the cacao nibs in to the dough.
Have a try. If you would like to have a try, do so now. If you need more mint oil you can do so now.
Roll in to balls and place in the fridge for about 40 minutes until set.
Decorate however you wise. I like to roll mine in some cocoa powder.
My reference to coconut milk is tinned coconut milk. With what ever is leftover I suggest using it in a curry or in a chocolate mousse (see, 2 ingredient chocolate mousse)
They keep in the fridge for up to 4 weeks or freeze for up to 3 months in a sealed container.
If you do not like mint oil then you can enjoy them plain, or try adding orange oil / orange zest, or powdered coffee.