Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Chocolate Fruit Truffles

6 extra large chocolate chip cookies, chopped into small pieces
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup dried apricots, chopped into small pieces
1/2 cup raw almonds, chopped into small pieces
1/2 cup butter, melted (add more if mixture is too dry)
2 tablespoons orange zest
3 tablespoons cocoa

In a large mixing bowl, combine cookies, dried fruit, orange zest, and melted butter. Stir well to fully combine. Drop a small scoopful into the palm of your hand to form a ball. Repeat until all the ingredients is used up. Keep refrigerated while you prepare the Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Ganache:
1 cup chocolate chunks (60%) or similar
1 cup heavy cream

Bring heavy cream in a saucepan on medium heat to simmer (don't boil). Pour over chocolate chunks and whisk until chocolate mixture is smooth and shiny.

Roll balls in chocolate ganache and put into small cupcake wrapper. Sprinkle with pure cocoa powder. Repeat until all the ingredients is used up.

Keep frozen.


Mama J said...

What a great use for leftover cookies!

CEK said...

Oh, these sound really good Mia! What a great use for all of those cookie crumbs.

Unknown said...

Mia, these are perfect, and I can claim they are healthy with the dried fruit tucked in!

Mia said...

Joan - Of course! ;0 Thank you ladies!

Ann from Sumptuous Spoonfuls said...

Gosh Mia I could SO use one of these right now. You are a culinary genius and an awesome food stylist/photographer. :)

Mia said...

Always so kind. Thank you, Ann!

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