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Sugar-free Easter Hot Cross Bun Truffles-6
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Sugar-free Hot Cross Bun Truffles

When it comes to chocolate, I used Loving Earth Dark chocolate - it's a 2-ingredient number that's dairy-free, soy-free and processed sugar-free but you could opt for a 70% cacao dark of your choice or go higher on the percentages if you prefer. Organic wild dried blueberries add that element of dried fruit to the truffles. I tend to go for unsweetened varieties (some, like cranberries, have added sugar or fruit juice concentrate and sunflower oil). You can buy 100% pure dried blueberries from online retailers.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 8 -10

Ingredients

  • 50 g raw cashews
  • 50 g dark chocolate of choice, melted see note
  • 2 Medjool dates pitted
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla essence or powder
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened preservative-free dried blueberries or raisins see note

Instructions

  • Place cashews in a small food processor or chopping attachment of a stick blender and process until a smooth “dough” forms, about 10 minutes, scraping down sides as needed. Reserve a pinch of the paste for the crosses.
  • Add remaining ingredients and process for another minute to blend well. Using your hands, roll the dough into 8-10 evenly-sized balls.
  • Roll out remaining cashew paste into think strips and place over each truffle to form the cross, press gently into the dough. Refrigerate before serving.
  • They can be made about a week in advance.
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