Adzuki and Hazelnut Truffles
What You'll Need
1 cup cooked adzuki beans, drained and cooled
1 cup pitted dates
1 cup hazelnuts
2 Tbsp cacao powder
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
Pinch of sea salt
How to Make It
1 Soak the dates in hot water for 30 minutes or until soft. Drain and set aside.
2 Toast the hazelnuts in a saucepan or in the oven on low heat. Once cooled, chop the hazelnuts in a food processor or with a knife. Set aside.
3 Using an immersion or regular blender, process the adzuki beans with the dates, ¾ cup of the chopped hazelnuts, cocoa, vanilla, and sea salt until smooth. You may need to add 1 tsp of water for the mixture to come together.
4 With moistened hands, roll the mixture into 12 balls to form the truffles.
5 Coat truffles with the remaining crushed hazelnuts.
6 Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.
Instead of making balls, you can form squares. To do this, place parchment paper in a square or rectangular mold, spread the dough evenly in the pan, sprinkle with crushed hazelnuts, and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Cut into squares.
Store in the refrigerator for 3 days or freeze.
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