Fruit and Nut Truffles

Fruit and Nut Truffles image Author: Canadian Living Credits: Fruit and Nut Truffles image

Chewy, crunchy and rich, these truffles have it all. They're a beautiful treat passed around the table after dinner or laid out for nibbling during cocktail hour. If you don't want messy, chocolaty fingers, make sure your hands are cold, and work quickly when shaping the truffles.

  • Portion size 25 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: April 2014

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup finely chopped dried apricot
  • 2 tablespoons kosher-for-Passover red wine or rum
  • 250 g kosher pareve bittersweet chocolate (9 oz), chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup slivered almonds coarsely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger

Method

Stir apricots with wine; let stand for 5 minutes. Drain; discard wine.

Meanwhile, in heatproof bowl over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water melt 140 g (5 oz) of the chocolate, stirring until smooth. In separate bowl, stir almonds with ginger; stir in apricot mixture and melted chocolate.

Roll by 1 tbsp into balls; arrange on waxed paper–lined rimmed baking sheet. Refrigerate until set, about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, in clean heatproof bowlover saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, melt remaining chocolate, stirring until smooth. Using fork, dip each ball into chocolate, tapping on edge and letting excess drip back into bowl. Return to baking sheet; let stand until coating is firm, about 15 minutes.

Make-ahead
: Store in airtight container for up to 5 days.

Nutritional facts per piece: about

  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sodium 4 mg
  • Sugars 6 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 95.0
  • Total fat 7 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 8 g

%RDI

  • Iron 8.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 1.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 1.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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