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Friday, May 30, 2014

Coconut Strawberry Truffles

What woman doesn’t love a box of chocolate truffles?  Especially since a birthday might be coming up, an anniversary, or even Mother's DayThe truffles that I created are not filled with chocolate but rather with a healthy option for our calorie counters.  I used my Dessert Bullet to make a yummy puree using strawberries. Strawberries are the perfect fruit. They are juicy, summery, and have that natural sweetness like a truffle.  Also they are a great super food packed with antioxidants and vitamin C. 

After I made the pureeI used an ice-cream scooper to mold it into balls.  Then I placed the molded strawberry puree in the freezer for 15 minutes to firm up their shape.

To cover the truffles in chocolate,  I  melted down chocolate and added a little coconut oil to make the chocolate runny.  I like using a good percentage of chocolate especially for making truffles. I find 72% dark chocolate works well. Some say it even promotes good-heart healthy benefits.  Working quickly, dip the strawberries in the melted chocolate, covering all sides.

Next is my favorite part – garnishing them!  Use anything you love. Be bad with candy such as Butterfinger bars or be healthy with cashews, almonds, or pecans.  And since I am in the summer mood and ready for the hot beach, I thought of organic coconut flakes. The white color will look pretty on the chocolate, too. Return the truffles to the freezer/refrigerator to firm them up. Enjoy...

8 strawberries (frozen)
1/2 cup of chocolate
1/2 cup of coconut flakes

Using your dessert bullet add the frozen strawberry slices into the chute and push down to make a puree.
Let the puree fall into a bowl.
Using an ice-cream scooper or spoon mold the strawberry into 1 inch balls.
Place strawberry balls in freezer for 15 mins to hold the shape.
Melt the chocolate and add the coconut oil.
Take the strawberry balls out and dip in the chocolate covering all sides.
Then dip into the garnish of your choosing. (Coconut, nuts...)
Place back in freezer to harden up.
Take out of freezer when ready to eat.
Let them sit out at room temperature for 5 mins before eating:)

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