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July 1, 2013

Mock Chocolate Truffles

Mock Chocolate Truffles
This recipe is courtesy of wellness coach, and my friend, Sandy Thomas.  We made these mock truffles in a cooking class I took with Sandy and friends last year.  They were delicious, and I made them with Brennan today.
Excuse the state of the kitchen, we're having interior painting done this week!
While Brennan really prefers creating his own recipes, he is also good at following a recipe, so I put him to work today in the kitchen.
We started by chopping pecans in the food processor.
Then we added pitted dates, maple syrup, vanilla extract, cocoa powder, and one tablespoon of water, per the directions.  This gave us a rough texture, so we added another tablespoon of water or two until we go the right texture - rather smooth.
Then we rolled the truffles, and rolled half through cocoa powder, and half through shredded coconut.

I chilled them in the fridge until after dinner, but we didn't make it that long.

This recipe made about 3 dozen.  I loved the coconut.  David and Brennan (my dark chocolate lovers) really liked the cocoa powder ones.
I am understating how much they loved this dessert.
They absolutely loved these.  In fact, they completely disappeared.  Before dinner!
David thought they made a great special treat to take to a dinner.  Brennan wants to make more to take to his grandmother's house this weekend.  And he wants to make them for Thomas.
If you have any leftover, store them in an air tight container in the fridge.
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