Thursday, December 22, 2011

Thirty Second Thursday: Life's Like a Box of Chocolate

Or at least I wish it were...Every year I celebrate a holiday season by making an assortment of chocolate truffles to give to friends. This year I acquired some vegan white chocolate, but I was sorely disappointed. It did not coat well and gummed up, so my rum raisin didn't turn out as planned. Still, I tried to be a bit more creative this year, so here are the results:

Aztec Chocolate (cinnamon and cayenne)



Peanut Butter Cup

Apple Cider

Pecan Pie

Rum Raisin (vg, can be raw!)
1/3 cup raisins
1/4 cup rum (can use orange juice or apple cider for non-alcoholic)
1/3 cup walnuts
2 tbs agave

1/4 cup almond meal
2 tbs powdered sugar (can blended evaporated cane or turbinado sugar until fine)

1. Soak raisins overnight in the rum.
2. Place raisins, walnuts, and agave in a food processor until coarse and coming together. Make into marble-sized balls and freeze for about 20 minutes.
3. Sift almond meal and powdered sugar. Roll each of the balls until well-coated. There you go!

Drooling yet? Happy holidays!

For more holiday goodies check out this week's Slightly Indulgent Tuesday.

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