Dry fruits are good for kids and they usually hate eating them, except for some strange times when the miracle happens !! Chocolate does the trick when it comes to luring kids to try new foods....here, we are learning about making Raisin-Date Truffles that are not only easy to make, good for health, nice ideas for kid-friendly treats but also serve perfectly to impress grown-up guests .
To make 10 Truffles, we need:
1/4 cup Black Raisins
2 tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
7 large Medjool Dates or anyother variety of ripe dates available, Pitted ( Seeds removed)
1 tbsp Honey/Maple syrup
Less than 1/4 cup Shredded Unsweetened Dry Coconut
A Wide Bowl,
And a wide plate.
In the blender jar, put the raisins, pitted dates, honey/maple syrup, shredded coconut and blend well untill all ingredients mix well. Now spoon out the mixture into a wide bowl and start making smooth balls..when all the balls are ready...spread the cocoa powder on a wide plate and roll the balls onto the cocoa..again take all the powdered balls and roll them again inorder to make sure the powder doesnot fall off and sticks well to the mixture and absorbs the sweet....just dont press the cocoa coating too much that the surface drips with honey or syrup...it should be a little dry on the surface, giving the balls a truffle look. These Chocolaty Dry fruit Truffles can be stored in an air -tight container for 3-4 days and few more days in a refrigerator.
- Prathyusha Talluri