Sweet treats don’t need to be packed with white sugar. These super refined sugar-free mocha treats are a case it point. Packed with flavour and sweetness and no refined sugar in sight, result!
I thought I’d share one of the recipes I am making at my demos just now – Refined Sugar-Free Mocha Treats from my new bookette/Ebook Naughty & Nice Edible Gifts For Christmas.
This is a quick and easy recipe and makes really tasty treats that tick the sweetness box without hitting the refined white sugar jar at all.
As I’m living in Demo-Land just now having just got through Edinburgh Foodies Christmas Show and now on to Country Living Christmas Fair this week I am in a constant haze of ingredients, packing, dishes, jars and endless notes.
I have tasted my way through so many of these coffee and chocolate truffles I think I am getting addicted to them, they are just so very moreish!
Ingredients for refined sugar-free mocha truffles
The only equipment you’ll need for this recipe is a food processor and a fridge/freezer to chill your sugar-free mocha treats until set.
Your ingredients are dates (get them ready stoned to save effort), crushed mixed nuts, cardamom pods, coconut oil, espresso powder, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and coconut to roll the treats in.
How to make mocha truffles
First the nuts and cardamom seeds. Do this in a dry pan over medium heat. Now watch them like a hawk as this will literally take no longer than a minute.
If you answer your phone or nip to the loo those nuts and seeds will burn. As soon as they smell all nutty and aromatic and are just turning golden they are done.
Now tip them out of the hot pan immediately. If you leave them in the pan even though off the hob they will continue to cook and could easily burn.
Blitz the nuts and seeds with all other ingredients (apart from coconut) in a food processor
Pull off pieces of the paste mixture and roll into small balls. Roll these in the coconut.
Wet your hands first when making any type of truffles. They are far easier to roll this way and don’t stick to your hands so much.
How long will these truffles keep?
Your refined sugar free mocha truffles will keep for 1 week in the fridge. You can freeze these mocha truffles too. Simply pop them in a freezer-proof bag and they will happily keep for up to 3 months in the freezer.
Looking for more super easy sweet treats to make at home? Then check these out before you go;
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Refined Sugar Free Mocha Truffles
- 90 g dates stoned
- 65 g mixed nuts crushed
- 6 cardamom pods seeds only
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp espresso powder
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
- Chop dates and soak in a little hot water for 20 minutes then squeeze out liquid
- Toast the nuts and cardamom seeds in a dry pan for 1-2 minutes till aromatic and golden
- Blitz all ingredients (apart from the coconut) in food processor till you get a paste
- Pull off small pieces and roll into balls about the size of a marble (you’ll get about 30)
- Roll in the desiccated coconut
- Freeze for half and hour or chill in the fridge overnight.
- Treats will keep for 1 week when stored in the fridge