It’s our tenth day of posting free-from Christmas recipes and I thought you mums deserved some disaronno amaretto chocolate truffles. Yes, a little treat just for you, it’s the weekend and life tends to be hectic at this time of year – so give yourself this little tasty treat! You can swap the disaronno with your favourite tipple if you are not keen on amaretto. I have made a fire-eater (cinnamon liqueur) version, and a rum version too. The fire-eater ones needed more dates to add more sweetness to the mix.
The other boon about these truffles is that they are actually surprisingly good for you! They don’t taste it but they are, trust me. Packed full of dates, flaxseed and dark, dark chocolate they will give you a little energy boost every time you indulge. They are also free-from refined sugar so unlike other chocolatey treats in abundance at this time of year they are not gonna give you a sugar high and then crash!
You can make a child-friendly version too by skipping the alcohol – but really I think that you deserve a christmassy treat. These scrummy truffles keep in the fridge for about 6 days if they’re in an air-tight container. They taste their best during the first 4 days and to be honest I don’t think we’ve ever had them last longer than that in our house!
If you’re feeling altruistic these could make a pretty cool gift for favourite teachers too, children love rolling the warm balls of chocolate and then bunging them in the nuts to roll around and get coated.
The truffles pictured here are the nut covered ones for adults and the coconut covered “amazeballs” for children. I hope you treat yourself and let me know how you make them your own!