Cocoa and Dried Pear Truffles

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.


Christine said...

Yum! These are totally on the shopping list - I'll report back.

gaby @ lateraleating said...

I just bought some cocoa powder last week with no specific purpose... I'll be making these soonish!

Jessica said...

Hi Gaby,

Let me know when the cocoa powder gets a work out.. I am sure it will be very soon!

andieclark said...

Yummy! Your truffles look so scrumptious and sweet! My kids would love it but they can't eat too much sweets for now because they might complain of toothaches again to the Mount Pleasant dental clinic.



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