Pistachio Prune Truffles

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Pistachio Prune Truffles

February 7, 2018
CA Grown Mom

Susan Phillips

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Pistachio Prune Truffles

Can you believe Valentine’s Day is right around the corner?  

It’s difficult to even fathom….

Time just seems to tick away no matter how much we want it to slow down.

 

Pistachio Prune Truffles. A delicious, heart healthy alternative to an otherwise high fat treat.

Today I have a super quick and exquisite tasting treat for all your loved ones.  They are made with only three ingredients and are heart healthy and delicious to boot!

Here are our main ingredients, all proudly hailing from California growers:

 

Nutritious, tasty pitted prunes and crunchy, heart-healthy pistachios.  Talk about a knockout combination!

Pistachios from California

Begin by deshelling the pistachios.  We need a whole cup of the nuts for this recipe

 

 

Pistachio Prune Truffles. A delicious, heart healthy alternative to an otherwise high fat treat.

With the S blade of your food processor, grind the pistachios down to a fine, crumbly dust.  Reserve a 1/4 cup for rolling the truffles in after formed

 

 

Pistachio Prune Truffles. A delicious, heart healthy alternative to an otherwise high fat treat.

Add the prunes and cocoa powder to the processor and mix until combined, about 20-30 seconds

 

Pistachio Prune Truffles. A delicious, heart healthy alternative to an otherwise high fat treat.

Voila!  Your tasty truffle mixture

 

Grab about a large tablespoon of the mixture in one hand.  Using both hands squeeze and press the ingredients to form a ball

 

Pistachio Prune Truffles. A delicious, heart healthy alternative to an otherwise high fat treat.

Roll the ball in your hand a few times until your desired shape

 

Pistachio Prune Truffles. A delicious, heart healthy alternative to an otherwise high fat treat.

Drop onto the reserved pistachio dust and roll unitl completely covered on all sides

 

Pistachio Prune Truffles. A delicious, heart healthy alternative to an otherwise high fat treat.

Roll some more!  It’s actually pretty fun; great to get the kids involved in this part.

 

Pistachio Prune Truffles. A delicious, heart healthy alternative to an otherwise high fat treat.

Great for stacking and setting on the counter as a healthy treat for guests, or gift them to your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day!

 

Pistachio Prune Truffles. A delicious, heart healthy alternative to an otherwise high fat treat.

Packed full of nutrition and crunch, these Pistachio Prune Truffles are the bomb!

Try some today!

 

Here is the recipe for ya…

Pistachio Prune Truffles
Yields 18
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup shelled pistachios
  2. 1 cup pitted prunes
  3. 1/4 cup cocoa powder
Instructions
  1. Place the pistachios in a food processor and mix until ground into a fine meal
  2. Reserve 1/4 cup of the pistachio meal and set aside
  3. Add the prunes and coca powder to the remaining pistachios in the food processor and mix until thoroughly combined, about 30 seconds
  4. Take a large tablespoon's worth of the mixture in your hand and press together to form a bal
  5. Roll in the reserved pistachio dust
Notes
  1. Makes 18. Store in the fridge for a week
Adapted from Inspiration
Adapted from Inspiration
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