Healthy Prune Truffles
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Sweet, juicy prunes become delicious bon-bons when dipped in chocolate. Just three make a satisfying dessert that's as tasty as it is good[ for you. You can eat them as soon as the chocolate sets, or keep them for a few hours at room temperature or in the fridge; they're equally tasty chilled.]
- 12 smoked almonds
- 12 pitted prunes
- 24 freeze-dried raspberries
- 2 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
Stuff a whole almond into the space where each prune pit was. Fold and press the prunes around the almonds (it's fine if the almonds peek through a bit). Put the prunes on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper and refrigerate 30 minutes.
Put the raspberries into a resealable plastic bag and crush into a fine powder. Place the powder in a small shallow bowl.
Put the chocolate in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at 70 percent power for 1 minute. Remove from the microwave; the chocolate will still look solid but will be softened. Stir until smooth.
Dip one end of a prune in chocolate, let any excess drip back in the bowl, and then dip the chocolate end into the crushed raspberries to coat. Put the prune back on the baking sheet, almond-side down, and repeat with the remaining prunes. Let the prunes stand until the chocolate hardens enough to come away cleanly from the paper, about 15 minutes.
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From Food Network Kitchen