These truffles couldn't be simpler! I am obsessed with chestnuts right now, they are so fudgy, gooey and they work so well in many recipes, sweet or savory. I love using them in this truffle recipe as together with the dates they create a rich and decadent consistency and yet made of only wholesome ingredients. These are a great little treat to make in advance and to keep in the fridge or freezer ready for when you have guests around as a light dessert.
180 g of cooked chestnuts (I bought a pouch of already cooked ones)
50 g of melted Goodio Chocolate (I used the Chili one but the others will work as well)
2 tablespoons of raw cacao powder + extra for dusting the truffles
15 dates soaked in some warm water for about 30 mins
Optional: 1 tablespoon of date syrup (I find the sweet enough without it)
A pinch of sea salt or Himalayan pink salt
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
Drain the soaked dates and with your hands try to squeeze our any excess water. Place the dates into a food processor and simply add all the other ingredients. Blitz for a minute or so until you have sticky and thick kind of paste. Remove it from the food processor and put into a bowl, place it in the fridge for about 20 minutes to firm up a bit (it will be easy to roll into balls).
Roll the extra mixture into balls and dust them in raw cacao powder, shredded coconut is another option too. Enjoy them straight away or store them in an airtight container in the fridge for a week or so.
Recipe by Elisa Rossi