They are not truffles in the conventional sense. This is a healthy chocolate treat. Instead of being made with chocolate and cream they are made with a mixture of dried fruit, ground nuts, honey, coconut and good quality cocoa powder.
Make sure you use good quality cocoa for this recipe, otherwise your truffles will taste fruity and not chocolaty.
250g dried pears, soaked in warm water for 15 mintues
200g pitted prunes
80g LSA (ground linseed, sesame and almond)
2 tbs honey
1/4cup good quality cocoa powder
desiccated coconut, to roll
Drain the pears. Place all ingredients except the coconut in a food processor and process to a paste. Roll tablespoons of paste into 18 balls. Dust in coconut and store in refrigerator.
Makes 18 truffles that will keep for 3 months refrigerated.