I've made these treats a few times now. They're easy to make, it doesn't take long, and they're simply delicious!
This recipe makes about 16 Truffles – this will vary according to the size of the Truffles made.
- Put the dates and 1 tablespoon of melted coconut oil in the blender and mix
- If it’s not quite combining, drizzle in warm water a little at a time (about 1 teaspoon), scrape down sides and blend until a rough paste or ball forms – if you add too much water it will be difficult to handle them later as they won’t freeze up well
- Add the sea salt and blend again – taste and adjust if need be
- Freeze for 10 – 15 minutes
- Use an ice-cream scoop, melon baller or a tablespoon to create small balls of the mix
- Put them on a baking tray which has been lined with greaseproof paper and put them back in the freezer while you do the next step
- Put the peanut butter and 1/2 a tablespoon of coconut oil in a bowl or pan and melt it on the cooker or in a microwave
- Drizzle the warmed peanut butter on the truffles and freeze for about 10 – 15 minutes
- Put the chocolate chips and remaining 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a pan or bowl and melt it
- Remove truffles from freezer and, use a fork to scoop truffles in to the pan/bowl, so that it’s coated in chocolate, then hold it above the pan/bowl to ensure that any excess drips off, before putting it on the greaseproof paper again – I rolled them around in the chocolate to ensure even coverage
- Put them back in freezer to set
Serving: Serve the truffles straight from the freezer, but if they’ve been in the freezer for a day or longer, take out the number of Truffles that you are going eat and allow them to soften for about 10 – 15 minutes, before biting into them.
Storage: They can be stored in the freezer for at least 2 weeks if not longer – ours didn’t last longer than that!
Optional: Sprinkle a small amount of sea salt on the truffles before freezing them for the final time
Variations: The next time I made these I put them in disposable cupcake cases, which was easier and neater. I’ve now purchased reusable cupcake cases to do this in the future.