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Valentine’s Day

Enlightened Chocolate Truffles
4 oz. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
6 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder, divided
2 tsp. honey
1/4 cup light coconut milk (unsweetened, canned)
1/2 tsp. instant coffee granules
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
ground nuts (optional)
colored sugar (optional)
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Enlightened Chocolate Truffles

Enlightened Chocolate Truffles

Enlightened Chocolate Truffles
  • Servings:Makes About 20
  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:3 minutes
1. Place chocolate, 3 Tbsp. of the cocoa, honey, coconut milk, and coffee granules in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat while slowly stirring until mixture is smooth and shiny and chocolate is fully melted, about 3 minutes. Be careful that heat is not too high or mixture can burn. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in vanilla.
2. Transfer chocolate mixture to a wide, shallow bowl and refrigerate until mixture is thick and holds its shape, about 1 hour.
3. Sift remaining 3 Tbsp. cocoa into a small bowl. Scoop the truffle mixture by the 1/2 teaspoonful, roll into a ball, and drop it into the cocoa. Gently roll truffle in the cocoa to coat. Alternately, roll in ground nuts or colored sugar, if desired.
4. Store truffles in a covered container, refrigerated. Remove from the fridge a few minutes before serving.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, January - February 2013