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Easy Christmas Fruit Mince Truffles

Bite-sized, sweet, rich and with a warming aroma of fruit mince spices and rum. Wrapped in a box or popped into vintage jars they make for a beautiful handmade gift for neighbours, colleagues and friends. Keep a batch in the fridge for when unexpected guests pop over for tea this festive season. 

Easy Christmas Fruit Mince Truffles

As another year comes to an end and we gather around to decorate the Christmas tree, it’s time to slow down and focus on those things that matter: family, friends and celebrating the meaning of Christmas. Only this year we have an additional cute little blessing joining us.

Baby Mia's First Christmas

Although Mia won’t remember much of this time, we have made sure to take her to carols, get her involved in dressing the tree and a variety of Christmas carols have been her lullabies over the last 3 weeks.

The home always feels more festive with carols and Christmas songs playing.

Baby Mia's First Christmas

Indeed, Liana who just turned 13 is very keen to help Mia get all the cookies and milk ready for Santa over the coming years. And not to forget some carrots for all of the reindeer. We are really looking forward to those moments too.

This year we’ll stay in Sydney, put on a BBQ lunch with glazed ham and a prawn salad and perhaps enjoy a little Christmas Fruit Mince Truffle ice cream for dessert – see note below. It’s meant to be the hottest summer on record!

Easy Christmas Fruit Mince Truffles

Are you planning to celebrate Christmas somewhere warm, too?

For a festive cool treat, chop a handful of truffles into vanilla ice cream or make this vegan coconut ice cream and use chopped truffles instead of dark chocolate.

Easy Christmas Fruit Mince Truffles

Wishing you a safe and happy Christmas!

From our family to yours.

M x

Easy Christmas Fruit Mince Truffles
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Easy Christmas Fruit Mince Truffles

While I used dark chocolate in this recipe, you can use refined sugar-free dark chocolate (sweetened with coconut sugar or nectar), or make your own shell using 20g melted cacao butter, 1 tablespoon cacao powder, pinch vanilla powder and 10 stevia drops mixed together which will stay set at room temperature.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 10

Ingredients

For the fruit mince filling:

  • ½ cup sultanas
  • 3 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 teaspoon teaspoons dark rum or 1natural rum essence
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla essence
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger powder
  • Pinch ground cloves

Dark chocolate coating:

  • 25 g dark (70% cocoa) chocolate see note for a sugar-free version
  • 10 goji berries

Instructions

  • Place all fruit mince filling ingredients in a small bowl of a food processor and process until the filling resembles playdough consistency. Scoop out about ½ tablespoon of the mixture and roll into balls. Place in the fridge.
  • Meanwhile, melt chocolate (or make your own, see head note). Roll each ball in the chocolate and place on a piece of baking paper. Top each with a goji berry and place in the fridge for 15 minutes to set.
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4 comments

Krysten December 18, 2016 at 8:41 am

Your little one is so precious.
I have a 16 month old and last year’s Christmas was one of the most special ones that I have ever experienced.
I’m trying to replicate it this year, but I feel like I’m failing.
Let’s get to your truffles though… those look absolutely amazing!

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Martyna @ Wholesome Cook December 18, 2016 at 6:16 pm

Thank you Krysten, I hope you find peace and enjoy Christmas this year too. If it all becomes too hard just focus on the moments that count and don’t sweat the big stuff that doesn’t. I’m looking forward to this year.

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danny December 21, 2016 at 8:29 am

do these need to be kept refrigerted or does the chocolate harden- tina

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Martyna @ Wholesome Cook December 21, 2016 at 8:36 am

Hi Tina, if using dark chocolate they will harden and can be kept out of the fridge. Obviously if it’s 38C then they will soften and melt eventually, but air-con or for a while even at warmer room temperature is fine.

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