chocolate spice dried fig truffles

Chocolate Spice Fig Truffles

Chocolate Spice Fig Truffles bring together deliciously rich chocolate, sweet dried figs and warm spices for the perfect romantic dessert that's healthy too!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate truffles, dried figs, gluten free, healthy desserts
Prep Time 20 minutes
chilling time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 28 truffles
Author Chrissie Baker

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dried figs
  • 1 cup dates
  • 1/4 honey
  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.

  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Dip each of the fig balls into the dark chocolate and place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet so the chocolate will set.
  6. Refrigerate the truffles just until the chocolate sets and dust with some cinnamon before serving!