White Chocolate Truffles with Cherry, Coconut and Hazelnut
In celebration of the recent International Chocolate Day (13th September), the UK's National Cherry Association has released some tantalizing chocolate & cherry recipes.
Why not have a go at making your own White Chocolate Truffles with this quick and easy, Love Fresh Cherries recipe (prep time 20 mins, serves 15).
These quick and easy chocolate
truffles pair cherries with white chocolate for a juicy and indulgent treat,
and work for gluten-free diets.
75g pitted fresh cherries
tbsp brandy or Kirsch liquor
pitted medjool dates
tbsp cocoa powder
tbsps desiccated coconut
tsps coconut oil
white chocolate finely chopped
tbsps dehydrated fruit powder like cherry, raspberry or strawberry
Place the cherries, brandy,
hazelnuts, dates, cocoa, coconut and coconut oil in a food processor and blend
until very smooth. Roll out the balls, place on a tray and freeze until
Place the chocolate in a
glass bowl and microwave for 1 minute until smooth. Stir well. Line
a small tray with non-stick baking paper. Using a toothpick, dip each
ball into the chocolate, and shake off the excess. Place on the tray and
sprinkle with the fruit powder. Repeat with the other truffles.
Refrigerate when done until firm, about 10 minutes.
(picture courtesy of UK National Cherry Association).