Since moving to Ireland, I’ve become a big tea drinker. And what goes best with tea? Chocolate! These truffles, which can easily be made into bars, are a perfect little compliment to tea and I don’t feel so guilty.
You will need:
9-10 dates (Medjool are the best kind!)
Roughly 1 1/2 cup ground almonds
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 tablespoons cacao powder
2-3 teaspoons almond milk
Add 1 cup of crushed hazelnuts for a Nutella fix!
Chop the dates. Put in a mixing bowl, and stir and lightly mash the dates, until they become a paste. Stir in rest of ingredients. (They can be mixed in the food processor, but I find chopping, mixing, and doing any steps i cooking with your hands is very therapeutic!). Time to get your hands dirty: roll mix into balls (I used about two heaped tablespoons) or press mixture in a loaf tin lined with cling film. Chill for about an hour.
Great dusted with cacao powder, desiccated coconut, cacao nibs, or topped with a teaspoon of almond butter. They are best within 5-7 days, but trust me you will have them gone within three!