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Down and Dirty Easy Truffles

These are not totally quick, but they are so easy to make and so delicious. And since most of your time is simply spent waiting for them to set in the fridge, I advise you make them the night before you plan to enjoy them.

Makes 24 truffles

12 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped
1 tablespoon brown rice syrup
¾ cup unsweetened organic almond milk
Generous pinch ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons silken tofu, pureed
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

Place a couple inches water in a deep pot and bring to a boil. Place chocolate and rice syrup in a glass bowl and set aside. In a small saucepan, bring almond milk and cinnamon to a gentle boil and pour it over the chocolate. Place the chocolate mixture over the boiling water and whisk until the chocolate is smooth and creamy. Remove from heat and mix in vanilla and tofu. Cover tightly with plastic and 
refrigerate until well set, as long as 3 hours.

When the mixture is set, remove from fridge. Make your hands as cold as possible so you don’t melt the truffles. (Run them under cold water and dry them). Using a teaspoon, take 1 teaspoon of the truffle mixture and form ¾-inch balls and place them on a parchment- lined cookie sheet.

Place the tray of formed truffles in the fridge for 20 minutes. To coat them with cocoa, roll each truffle in your hands for a couple of seconds to warm the surface. Toss in the cocoa powder to coat and return to the baking sheet. Do not worry if there is too much cocoa on the truffles. Return to the fridge for 20 minutes. Shake off any excess cocoa and place each truffle in a miniature foil candy cup.

These will keep, in a sealed container, in the fridge for about 2 weeks.



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