This month’s recipe redux theme: The cupcake conundrum. We were asked if we were over the cupcake trend and I am so over it. Yes, cupcakes are cute, I cannot deny that. But I think its time for a new mini dessert trend, one that doesn’t involve too much work and can be just as eye catching as a cupcake. My prediction for the new trend: Truffles.These truffles take less than 10 minutes to make and are as gooey and moist as taking a bite into a ball of cookie dough.
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No Trouble Truffles
Recipe (Makes 14 truffles):

  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup Medjool dates, pitted (about 6-8 dates)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsps of cocoa powder
  • Splash of vanilla extract (optional)

5 ingredients to roll the truffles in when you are finished (optional):
1. Leftover ground nuts – pistachios can look very nice and add a bright colour!
2. Ground flax
3. Shredded coconut
4. Cinnamon
5. Cocoa Powder

Directions: 
1. Grind the nuts in a blender until they look like flour.
2. Add in dates and grind until it forms a thick ball.
3. Add the vanilla and cacao powder. Mix until the truffle appears to look like a dark chocolate truffle.
4. Roll the mixture into bite sized balls and cover with toppings (optional)
Recipe rating: 4.5/5 Kiwis

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 So who’s shuffling with me?