I needed to stock up on some healthy sweet. I usually have two to three different types of sweets in my freezer. That way it is so much easier for a sweet treat junky like me to make a wise choice when the sweet tooth knocks on the door.
I am totally aware of that these truffles are not for anyone. Coffee lover, get ready for a treat.
If you don’t like the taste of coffee, you can substitute the coffee powder for cacao, vanilla, licorices or any other taste that talks to your taste buds.
As you can see on the picture, I made mine in a hurry….that is how bad I needed them :). Don’t let the sloppy look of my truffles fool your taste-buds, because I am telling you, they will not be disappointed.
- 250 gr of dates
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- 1 tsp coconut butter
- ¼ tsp salt
- 10 drops caramel essence
- 1 tsp with top of finely pulverized instant coffee (not the granulates, but the powder)
- 200 gr white chocolate (or dark chocolate)
- Finely pulverized instant coffee (optional – I used Espresso from Nescafe)
- Mix the dates, almond butter, coconut butter, salt, caramel essence and grounded coffee beans in a food processor, until it forms a large ball.
- Pull from the mixture a bite-size pieces with your fingers or teaspoon and roll them into neat balls. Lay them out in a small box or on a baking sheet and freeze them for approximately 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, put the chocolate into a heatproof bowl. Fill a saucepan with a little water and let the water simmer. Let the bowl on top of the saucepan without touching the water and leave until the chocolate is melted completely.
- Get the balls from the freezer and cover with the chocolate. Then place the truffle balls in the freezer again.
- To get some extra coffee tasting truffles, dip the chocolate covered balls into finely grounded coffee bean powder before you freeze them.