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Dried Fruit Truffles

Dried Fruit Truffles
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 16
These single-serve gems are bursting with nutty, fruity goodness in every bite.
By Cheri Liefeld
Created November 5, 2012

Ingredients

Truffles

  • 1 cup walnut halves, toasted
  • 1 cup dried apricots
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons unsweetened dark baking cocoa or 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder, if desired

Coatings

  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened dark baking cocoa

Steps

  • 1
    In food processor, process walnuts with on-and-off pulses until coarsely chopped. Pour into large bowl.
  • 2
    In 1 1/2-quart saucepan, mix apricots, dates, cherries, water and orange juice. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 minutes.
  • 3
    With slotted spoon, place cooked fruit in food processor; reserve cooking liquid. Process with on-and-off pulses until a paste forms, adding some of the cooking liquid if necessary. Add honey, cinnamon, orange peel and if desired, 1 to 2 tablespoons cocoa; process until combined.
  • 4
    Stir fruit mixture into walnuts until combined. Shape into balls using about 1 rounded teaspoon mixture for each; roll in coconut or cocoa. Store in airtight container.

  • To make truffle pops, insert a stick into the center of each truffle prior to serving.

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