Sunday, May 27, 2012

Good-for-you Truffles

Now....don't run scared. I made these healthy, yet delicious, truffles and they got thumbs up from 3 of the kids. The special, good for you ingredient is....drumroll....prunes! Don't freak out! They are soft and sweet and very good for you!  The one thumb down kid said they tasted too "raisiny".  Whatever...I thought they were a nice change of pace.

 Good-for -you Truffles

1 cup prunes(dried plums) pitted and processed(or finely chopped)
2 tbl brandy (or extract)
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2  plus 3 tbl cup agave nectar
pinch of nutmeg
3 tbl butter
4 oz unsweetened chocolate chopped
2 oz chocolate chopped
1 tbl vanilla
1/2 cup finely ground nuts (I like pecans)
1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs

combine brandy and prunes...set aside.
in a saucepan, bring cream, agave, butter, and nutmeg to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate and vanilla.  Whisk till smooth. Stir into prunes.
Freeze mixture about 20-30 minutes. Combine ground nuts and crumbs in a bowl set aside.  Roll prune mixture into 1" balls then roll in nut/crumb mixture to coat. chill balls until firm.
these will keep 2 weeks.

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