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Medjool Date Pecan Chocolate Truffles

Medjool Date Pecan Chocolate Truffles

Ingredients

  • 12 Natural Delights Medjool dates, pitted

  • 12 pecan halves

  • 142 g dark chocolate (70%), chopped

  • 70 g white chocolate, chopped

Preparation

  1. Using a small paring knife, cut a slit into each Medjool date and carefully remove the pit. Gently squeeze the dates open and stuff a pecan half inside each one.

  2. Melt the dark chocolate in the top of a double boiler, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat when the chocolate is almost fully melted; stir until fully melted. Be sure to keep any moisture, water or even steam away from the chocolate.

  3. Using a fork, dip the dates in the chocolate and place onto a wire cooling-rack. Let cool completely.

  4. Melt white chocolate in the top of a double broiler as directed above. Spoon into a small piping bag or a small resealable plastic bag; snip a small amount off the corner and drizzle over the chocolate dipped dates. Let cool completely before serving.
Yields 12 Truffles
Total Time: 30 minutes

Nutritional analysis (per serving):

Energy: 170 kJ (Cal); Fat: 8 g; Saturated Fat: 4 g; Trans Fat: 0 g; Monounsaturated Fatty Acids: 1.11 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids: .37; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 5 mg; Potassium: 190 mg; Carbohydrates: 28 g; Fibre: 3 g; Sugar: 24 g; Protein: 2 g; Vitamin A: 0%; Vitamin C: 0%; Calcium: 2%; Iron: 4%.