Edible Christmas & New Years Gifts – Chocolate and Date Truffles in Colourful Coating

Edible gifts - date truffles in colourful coating - A tasty love story

Merry Christmas everyone! I have always loved this day, Christmas Eve, kind of magical and filled with excitement, delicious food and christmas gifts.
I am going to my parents house, as always, and I am just as thrilled as every year to set my teeth into the tender duck and lots of sweets. When I am visit people during Christmas and New Years I never come empty handed. I love bringing a little homemade something, preferable edible. This year I took my go-to date truffle recipe and dressed it in fancy coating and packed it into small boxes. It almost looks like fancy filled chocolate and receives a lot of ‘Ihhh’, ‘Ohh’ and ‘how lovely’.

Edible gifts - date truffles in colourful coating - A tasty love story

Besides being very pretty these date truffles taste kinda delicious. My sister prefer the liquorice coasted version, My mom love cocoa and I have a crush on the caramelised nuts. The freeze dried berry powder adds beautiful colour and a lovely fresh and slightly sour flavour.
I know it might be a little late for making Christmas gifts today, but non the less I wanted to post this little inspiration – and some of you might be bringing it as a dessert or treat for the hosts on New Years, at least I know I will.
Merry Christmas and have an absolutely wonderful night and enjoy every moment and bite of it.

Edible gifts - date truffles in colourful coating - A tasty love story

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Chocolate date truffles with colourful coating
Makes around 60 truffles

600 g soft dates, pitted
100 g dark chocolate, 70%
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
Zest and juice from 1 organic orange
1 tsp ground vanilla
100 g roasted nuts
A generous pinch of salt

Coating
Freeze dried powders (e.g. raspberry, strawberry, blueberry)
Caramelized nuts, chopped
Shredded coconut
Liquorice powder
Cocoa powder
Pistachio
Melted Chocolate
Sesame seeds

Directions
Preheat oven to 350   °F/175   °C. Place nuts on a baking sheet and roast for 10 min until golden. Then place nuts in a blender or mini chopper and pulse until chopped.
In a blender mix pitted dates and orange juice. Blend until a very smooth cream. Add all of the ingredients except the dark chocolate.
In a double boiler melt chocolate and add to the mixture, and mix it thoroughly. Place the date mix in the fridge for a couple of hours or until the next day.
Use a tsp and your palms to make perfect round sized truffles and coat them in different toppings. Place the truffles in small boxes and wrap them up. they keep best in fridge, so make sure to store them there until you need them.

Edible gifts - date truffles in colourful coating - A tasty love story

Comments (17)

  • I’d love to receive these!! They look lovely!

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  • They look incredible! I wish I could get my hands on liquorice powder!

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    • Oh you have difficulties getting liquorice? Here you can buy it in almost every grocery store, hope you get lucky though :)

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  • Looks amazing Josephine! Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  • So cute! Your truffles look absolutely delightful and will be on my to-make-list next christmas. God jul!

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  • HEY* theRE!!

    It looks AMAzing with these lovely colours
    CHOCOLATE & SEEDS % NUTS

    BRiLLiANT PRESENTS DEAR

    { .,.,wishing you a WONDERFUL NEW YEAR · isabel,.,. }

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  • These pictures are beautiful! Makes me want to eat every single one of those truffles. Hope you had a merry and bright christmas! :)

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    • Thank you very much, hope your christmas and this new year have been and will be lovely :)

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  • ÅH!! Så fina de ¤r – och garanterat supergoda! Jag hade g ¤rna fått bes ¶k av dig med en sån d ¤r ask i handen ;-) N ¤sta jul skall jag prova att g ¶ra dessa!

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  • This is a wonderful idea and thank you for sharing the recipe! I will definitely be making these for my family! Happy Christmas X

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    • So pleased you like it – I’m gonna do an additional round again this year :)

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  • Hello Josephine! What is the yellow coating please? Pistacchio?

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