Orange Zest Truffles

If you love citrus desserts and you love chocolate, get ready for these zesty one-of-a-kind truffles! When I made this recipe, I took a bite of the truffle and pictured those chocolate heart boxes you get for Valentine’s Day and there’s always some fruity flavored chocolate in the mix. Least the one’s I got, haha. Like I said, if you like citrus flavors, this truffle’s for you!

Orange Zest Truffles

Serving Size – 10 truffles

Prep Time -15 minutes

Freeze Time – 30 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

  • 9 pitted dates
  • 1 cup of hazelnuts
  • 2 tbs almond butter
  • 3 tsps cacao/cocoa powder
  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 1 tbs coconut oil
  • 1 tbs orange extract
  • dash of nutmeg
  • zest of 1 orange

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Soak your dates in some warm water for about 5-10 min. Remove the pits if they come with them.
  2. In a food processor, add your mix ingredients: dates, 1 cup of hazelnuts, orange extract, cacao/cocoa powder, almond butter & nutmeg
  3. Blend the mix. Will come out sticky and “crunchy.”
  4. Form small truffle balls and place them on a pan with parchment paper.
  5. In a microwave-safe bowl, warm up 1 cup of chocolate chips + 1 tbs of coconut oil for about 1 minute. Remove and mix so all the chips melt away.
  6. Drench each truffle ball now with chocolate and place them back in the pan with parchment paper.
  7. Zest one orange on top of the truffles and let some zest sprinkle over them.
  8. Freeze for 30 minutes and enjoy!

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