Sugar Free Chai Date Truffles
At the end of 2011 I went through a phase of truffle making! I had to give it up for the sheer amount of chocolate I was consuming. For quite some time now I have wanted to make truffles and do a shoot with them.
A college my partner works with is into raw foods. Not really knowing much about the subject I have looking up recipes and came across alternative types of truffles. After being inspired by the infinite number of ways that truffles can be made, I decided to try something new.
I’m quite into chai at the moment and have been looking for ways to integrate its heavenly flavour into my cooking. What better way than to try it out with a date truffle?
What I like about these truffles is that they only require 4 ingredients and are so simple! Not to mention that they are sugar and lactose free.
Sugar Free Chai Date Truffles – 4 Ingredients
Each date makes one truffle approx 25-30.
750g (26oz) dates
50g (1 stick) butter
2 teaspoons chai tea
2 teaspoons cocoa powder
Cocoa powder for dusting
Melt the butter over medium heat. Add the tea and let infuse for 3-4 minutes. Strain the tea from the butter and return the butter to the pan.
Add dates and simmer over a low heat until the butter is absorbed and dates are soft and sticky. Add cocoa powder and stir. Let cool.
Remove the seeds from the dates and roll each date into a ball. Coat in cocoa powder.