Sunday, January 23, 2011
Fig and Ginger Chocolate Truffles
FOUND- Great recipe, for healthy/ good for you chocolate truffles. Thanks "So Easy" by Ellie Kreiger. Using a filling of sweet nutritious figs, candied ginger, honey and cinnamon; these truffles are chocked full of anti-aging, cancer fighting, antioxidants and did we say... they taste pretty great too... a nice zing from the ginger balanced with the sweetness of honey and figs topped with a hint of warm cinnamon and coated in decadent dark chocolaty goodness, these whip up fast and will go fast too!
Ingredients for about 20- 1" diameter truffles:
2 cups dried black mission figs, or other dried figs (about 8 ounces)
1/4 cup crystallized ginger (about 2 ounces)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (60 to 70 percent cocoa solids)
Remove the stems from the figs and discard. Put the figs, ginger, cinnamon and honey in a food processor and process for about 45 seconds, until the ingredients are finely chopped and begin to stick together.
Roll the fig mixture with your hands into heaping teaspoon-sized balls and set them on a baking sheet or plate lined with waxed paper.
Place a small bowl over a saucepan, containing barely simmering water, over low heat Make sure the water is at least 2 inches from the bottom of the bowl. Place the chocolate in the bowl and stir until it is melted. Remove the saucepan from the heat.
Roll the fig balls into the melted chocolate 1 or 2 at a time, until they are all covered. Place them back on the waxed paper and chill in the refrigerator until set, about 15 minutes. Serve at room temperature.