NEVER MISS A POST! FOLLOW ME ON:There are millions of flavour possibilities when it comes to chocolate, but I firmly believe that chocolate and spice is one of the most underrated combinations. This chocolate fig truffles recipe brings together deliciously rich chocolate, sweet dried figs and warm spices like ginger, cinnamon and a pinch of cayenne, paying homage to the ever-popular cinnamon heart candy. And really, Valentine’s Day is all about spice!
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Dessert Recipes with Dried FigsRich dark chocolate and a chewy fig centre…chocolate spice fig truffles are made with all natural ingredients that are actually good for you! That’s right, these truffles are a great guilt-free treat, and they make a great Valentine’s gift for someone special! Dried figs are naturally sweet, so they work well in dessert recipes like these Chocolate Spice Fig Truffles. Some other favorites include: Peppermint Chocolate Truffles or these decadent Chocolate Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate Buttercream Frosting!
Chocolate Spice Fig Truffles
- 2 cups dried figs
- 1 cup dates
- 1/4 honey or other vegan substitute
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 large orange, zested
- 2 tbsp orange juice
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
- 18 oz dark chocolate
- cinnamon for dusting
- Add the figs, dates, honey, orange zest and juice, and spices to a food processor and process on high speed until a thick paste forms. You may have to scrape down the sides a few time to be sure everything is blended evenly.
- Roll the mixture into balls about 1 or 1 1/2 inches in diameter. The mixture will be very thick and sticky, so it's a good idea to wet your hands with a bit of water as you roll. This will help keep the surface of the balls smooth, making them perfect for dipping in all that dark chocolate you're about melt!
- Refrigerate the fig balls for about 30 minutes to 1 hour after rolling. This helps them maintain their shape, and makes it much easier to dip them in chocolate.
- Add the dark chocolate to a microwave-safe bowl and microwave it in 30-second intervals at 50% power until it's melted completely. It's a good idea to stir the chocolate after each interval to make sure it doesn't burn.
- Dip each of the fig balls into the dark chocolate and place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet so the chocolate will set.
- Refrigerate the truffles just until the chocolate sets and dust with some cinnamon before serving!
Nutritional Information for Chocolate Spice Fig TrufflesChocolate Spice Fig Truffles are a naturally healthy treat, and they’re only 8 Weight Watchers SmartPoints per truffle. Like this recipe? Check out my Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites or this healthy Chocolate Coconut Granola! I hope you enjoyed this recipe! Be sure to check out the other delicious chocolate recipes linked below!
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