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February 7, 2018
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Pistachio Prune Truffles

Pistachio Prune Truffles

Can you believe Valentine’s Day is right around the corner?  

It’s difficult to even fathom…

Time just seems to tick away no matter how much we want it to slow down.

 

Pistachio Prune Truffles. A delicious, heart healthy alternative to an otherwise high fat treat.

Today I have a super quick and exquisite tasting treat for all your loved ones. They are made with only three ingredients and are heart healthy and delicious to boot!

Here are our main ingredients, all proudly hailing from California growers:

 

Nutritious, tasty pitted prunes and crunchy, heart-healthy pistachios. Talk about a knockout combination!

Pistachios from California

Begin by deshelling the pistachios. We need a whole cup of the nuts for this recipe.

 

 

Grind pistachio with with blender

With the S blade of your food processor, grind the pistachios down to a fine, crumbly dust. Reserve a 1/4 cup for rolling the truffles in after formed.

 

 

Add prunes and cocoa powder to processor and mix until combined.

Add the prunes and cocoa powder to the processor and mix until combined, about 20-30 seconds.

 

Truffle mixture

Voila! Your tasty truffle mixture.

 

Grab a tablespoon sized handful and squeeze into ball shape

Grab about a large tablespoon of the mixture in one hand. Using both hands squeeze and press the ingredients to form a ball.

 

Roll mixture in a ball

Roll the ball in your hand a few times until your desired shape.

 

Drop ball into pistachio dust

Drop onto the reserved pistachio dust and roll until completely covered on all sides.

 

Pistachio Prune Truffles.

Roll some more! It’s actually pretty fun; great to get the kids involved in this part.

 

Pistachio Prune Truffles.

Great for stacking and setting on the counter as a healthy treat for guests, or gift them to your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day!

 

Pistachio Prune Truffles.

Packed full of nutrition and crunch, these Pistachio Prune Truffles are the bomb!

Try some today!

Pistachio Prune Truffles. A delicious, heart healthy alternative to an otherwise high fat treat.
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Pistachio Prune Truffles

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Pistachio, prune, Truffle
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 18
Author Susan the CA Grown Mom

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shelled pistachios
  • 1 cup pitted prunes
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder

Instructions

  • Place the pistachios in a food processor and mix until ground into a fine meal.
  • Reserve 1/4 cup of the pistachio meal and set aside.
  • Add the prunes and cocoa powder to the remaining pistachios in the food processor and mix until thoroughly combined, about 30 seconds.
  • Take a large tablespoon's worth of the mixture in your hand and press together to form a ball.
  • Roll in the reserved pistachio dust.

Notes

Store in the fridge for up to a week. 

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