DATE TRUF­FLES

They may be small but these flavour­ful treats will sat­isfy your sweet crav­ing.

YOU Gluten Free - - Bakes & Treats -

28 truf­fles

Prepa­ra­tion time: 30 min­utes Cook­ing time: 5-10 min­utes Chill­ing time: 30 min­utes

500 g dried dates, finely chopped

50 g dried apri­cots, finely chopped

125 ml (½ c) rooi­bos tea in­fu­sion

150 ml (½ c) des­ic­cated co­conut

60 ml (¼ c) co­coa pow­der

15 ml (1 T) raw honey

100 g raw whole al­monds

co­coa pow­der, chopped al­monds or des­ic­cated co­conut for coat­ing

1 Cook the dates and apri­cots in the tea in­fu­sion in a saucepan un­til soft and all the liq­uid has evap­o­rated. Chop finely in a food pro­ces­sor.

2 Add the co­conut, co­coa pow­der and just enough honey to make a stiff paste.

3 Shape into small balls, each with a whole al­mond in the mid­dle. Roll the truf­fles in ei­ther co­coa pow­der, chopped al­monds or co­conut and chill for 30 min­utes. Keep the truf­fles in the fridge be­fore serv­ing.

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