Chocolate Prune Truffles

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This delicious, healthy and somewhat sophisticated treat is not too sweet, making a great candy for adult palates.  It may appeal to the younger crowd as well –my 10 year old ate a dozen of these and then packed more in his school lunch.

Along with their rich chocolateprune flavor, these vegan truffles are packed with healthy antioxidants and quite nutritionally dense.

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Serves:
15truffles
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Instructions
  1. Place prunes in a bowl and cover with cherry juice
  2. Soak for 1-2 hours
  3. If your prunes are hard, not juicy, you may need to heat them just a bit in the cherry juice until soft
  4. Place prunes and juice in food processor and pulse until smooth, about 30 seconds
  5. Pulse in vanilla, then melted chocolate
  6. Scrape mixture into a bowl and place in freezer for 30-45 minutes, until almost smooth
  7. Remove from freezer, and roll into 1" balls in palm of hand
  8. Roll in coconut to coat
  9. Serve

These tasty little truffles are based on a recipe called Prune Armagnac Truffles in Baking with Agave Nectar, by Ania Catalano.  Her recipe has heavy cream and liqueur and looks absolutely divine.

I made these truffles liquor free (for the boys) and dairy free (for me) and swapped out a few other ingredients as well to create this vegan version.  I hope you enjoy this little treat as much as my family has!

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20 responses to “Chocolate Prune Truffles”

  1. I think you’re right. I may have used too much juice to cover the plums. I will try more chocolate the next time I make it. What I ended up doing was adding a little agave and some almond flour and making cookies out of them. They weren’t bad, just a little too soft.

  2. Rachel -Can you let me know exactly what ingredients you used? You could try adding a little more chocolate or next time you make it, don’t use as much cherry juice. Let me know how it goes!

  3. Please help! I just tried to make these truffles and followed your directions but used dried plums instead of prunes ’cause that’s what I had on hand. However, when I took the chocolate mixture out of the freezer and tried to roll it in my palms it was just a sticky mess. I put it back in the freezer for a while but it’s still not working. I put a little spray oil on a spoon and tried to spoon it out and roll in the coconut that way. But it’s just too soft and won’t hold its shape.

    My question is, any suggestions on how I can use this glob of delicious chocolate in another recipe?

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  5. courtney,

    I’ve made them a few days ahead and they kept quite well. I can’t recall though if I stored them out (uncovered on the counter) or in the fridge (wrapped up to prevent drying).

    Good luck and have a great New Year!

    Elana

  6. This recipe looks amazing!
    I am planning on making these for New Year’s Eve How and was wondering far ahead can I make them?

  7. Dear Rachel,

    All you need to do to get information regarding an item on my site is click the word you are interested in (the ones that have links are in bold lettering) and you will be taken directly to the product.

    Let me know if this helps, if it doesn’t leave another comment.

    Thanks,
    Elana

  8. Question about your 73% chocolate – is it a candy bar? Is it sweetened with sugar? I’m always on the lookout for dark chocolate that is not sweetened with sugar.

    Also, with the chocolate chips you use, all I can find are those sweetened with sugar or grain sweetened which isn’t GF. Curious about which ones you use.

    And have you ever heard of or used Xylitol? I just heard about it today and was wondering if you knew about it.

  9. veggiebelly -Thanks!

    Karen -Thanks so much for your kind words and for sharing your delicious recipe with all of us.

    hanne -You are welcome!

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