Thursday, March 21, 2013

Easy-peasy chocolate-coconut truffles!

 Heyy dear readers!

After quite a long break I've decided to post a little update again :) But since I haven't taken any outfit-pictures lately, I thought I could just blog about something else than my outfits... because I've made these super delicious, rather healthy even, chocolate-coconut truffles. Why healthy? Well, it doesn't contain any extra sugar than the sugar in the chocolate, no milk, no cream whatsoever and the chocolate is really dark (so: less sugar, more cocoa). So... how do you make them? Easy!

Grab the following ingredients:

    • 400-450 grams (14-16 oz) really dark chocolate (I used 70% cocoa dark chocolate)
    • 180 ml (3/4 cup) cold water
    • 100 grams (3,5 oz) raw cashews, so unsalted
    • some grated coconut, or cocoa if you like
Yes, that really is all!
Mix the cashews with the water in a blender for about 3 minutes. Turn the blender off every now and then and use a spoon or spatula to make sure all the cashews are mixed in well. You will see it turns into some sort of creamy texture like (whipped) cream, yum! In the mean time, break the chocolat into pieces and melt it au-bain-marie (two pans on top of each other, in the pan below there's a little bit of boiling water. Make sure the boiling water doesn't touch the other pan! Then the chocolate will stick or burn). When it's all melted, let it cool down a bit - you should be able to touch it. Thereafter you can mix the cashewmixture with the chocolate and put it in the fridge for at least two hours. When it's done (it shouldn't be creamy or sticky anymore) use an ice cream scoop to make balls. If you don't have an ice scream scoop like me, you can also use a regular spoon and just use your hands to roll the balls. Your hands will look like you've been digging in poop, though! :) Then roll the truffles in grated coconut or cocoa, whatever you like. Leave in the fridge for another hour and they're done! Hmmm!
I think you can also add cornflakes, raisins, chopped dried fruits or nuts to the mixture (after blending!) for some extra crisp or sweetness. But it's already really tasty without it! 

Enjoy! :)