Easter is fast approaching and I know you will all be craving some indulgent treats. How about trying these Orange and Apricot Chocolate Truffles which have a much healthier slant to them than the processed chocolate eggs flooding the supermarket.
I’ve combined the nutty goodness of almond meal, to provide healthy fats, protein and calcium, together with juicy dried apricots which provide Vitamin A, C, E and potassium. Apricots have a wealth of health benefits such as improving eye and skin health and gut health. There is also a wonderful hit of orangy goodness providing a Vitamin C boost and anti-inflammatory polyphenols from the cocoa powder, which can help lower blood pressure.
Best of all? They taste and feel really indulgent when you take a bite.!
For special occasions like Christmas, you could also add in a tablespoon of your favourite liquor/spirit. Just add a little more almond meal if the mixture becomes too sloppy.
Let me know what you think.
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If you would like some more indulgent treat inspiration how about my Chocolate Mocha and Coconut Bliss Balls
Have a wonderful Easter everybody xxx
Orange and Apricot Chocolate Truffles
- Mixing bowl
- 1 cup ground almond meal
- 1/2 cup dried apricots finely chopped
- 3 tbsps Cocoa Powder
- 1 orange rind and juice
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp extra cocoa powder to coat the truffles
- Mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl
- When well mixed, place the mixture in the refridgerator to chill for 10 minutes.
- When the mixture is firm, take a teaspoon of mixture and roll into a ball.
- Coat each ball in some cocoa powder