THESE INCREDIBLE CHOCOLATE and brazil nut truffles are spiked with orange zest and the sweet crackle of dried figs. They are wonderfully rich and decadent, and have a smooth and crunchy texture making them an absolute pleasure to eat.
Gluten Free | Grain Free | Dairy Free | Refined Sugar Free | Vegan
1 cup brazil nuts*
1 cup dried figs
½ cup cocoa or cacao powder
Zest of two oranges
Juice of half an orange
*Most types of nuts would work well.
Add the brazil nuts in to a food processor, and then process until ground in to a dense flour. Add the remaining ingredients, and continue to process until the mixtures starts to come together like a dough.
Use your hands to form small balls.
In a separate bowl, add the extra cocoa powder. Roll the balls in the cocoa until just coated, then transfer to a plate. Place in the fridge for at least half an hour to set.
The truffles can be kept at room temperature, but I find they are best kept in the fridge.
Makes around 15 truffles. They are best kept in the fridge. Will keep for 3-4 days.