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Chef Ray: Chocolate, Date & Fig Truffles

This was qwik and easy to prepare, so easy to prepare my 3 year old nephew helped me.

From: Macri, Liz (Jul 2017)  in: Sweet Treats Healthy Food Guide

Serves: 30

  • 150g dates, pitted
  • ¼ cup hot water
  • 150g dried figs, stems discarded, quartered
  • ¼ cup toasted pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup toasted pecans
  • ½ cup almond meal
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder, plus 1 tablespoon extra for rolling
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
My 3 year old nephew helped me make these truffles
  1. Soak dates in water for 30 minutes. Reserve water.
  2. In a food processor, blend or process dates, figs, pumpkin seeds, pecans, almond meal, cocoa and vanilla until almost smooth and combined. If mixture is too dry, add a little of the date water and blend further.
  3. Roll rounded teaspoons of mixture into 30 balls, then roll in extra cocoa. Store truffles in the fridge in an airtight container.

Although I’m not a qualified chef I do like to pretend I’m on Master Chef. I source the recipes from the stated source (not sauce) and make them taking the photo of the meal I produce for myself.

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Ray has competed in triathlons from sprint to ironman distance (both IM Taupo and Challenge Wanaka). Consequently he is aware of the importance of balancing training with lifestyle, thus complimenting other important aspects of an athlete’s life (family, work, study commitments etc…). • Entering your first triathlon? • Stepping up to a longer distance? • Looking to go faster? • Wanting to turn previous negatives into positives? Ray has coached athletes to achieve these and more. Training programmes are accessible online, so athletes can be located anywhere and still reap the benefits of Ray’s coaching. Contact him to discuss how he can assist you to achieve your goals.
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