Fudgy, smooth chocolate and a kiss of sea salt is what this surprisingly healthy, gluten free candy is all about! I won't judge if you eat the mixture out of the food processor instead of pressing and chilling it... I did! I'm offering two variations, one is a vegan, nut free alternative made with SunButter, the other uses the incredible decadence of Nutella. Adapted from Diet, Dessert and Dogs and The Gluten Free Edge.
This is a fantastic and fun summer dessert. Your guests will be so impressed and you will not believe how easy this dessert is to make. You don't even have to use the stove! The flavors are very complex - sweet, bitter, fresh and a bit spicy at the end. Awesome combination!
This no-cook candy tastes somewhat like the inside of a Reese's peanut butter cup. It can be eaten on its own, or crumbled as a topping for ice cream or cake. (There is also a brazilian beef dish which people in the north of the country call "paçoca". It's more broadly known as paçoca de pilão to distinguish it from this candy.) Manioc is also known as cassava.
This log looks amazing cut into slices. Choose a good quality chocolate for this recipe. I use this recipe sometimes as a christmas log. Some amaretti biscuits are naturally gluten free because they are made with apricot kernels, sugar and egg whites so this can easily become a wheat free recipe.
I bet you have a can of cranberry sauce in your pantry! This is a great way to use it. Make these flavorful truffles that are and tender and so good. Great for the holidays or anytime.
Try adding some very finely minced candied ginger for a nice kick.
Can be frozen and brought to room temperature, Re-coat with cocoa and serve.
I found this recipe 26 years ago in a magazine. It is always made as part of our Christmas baking and other time throughout the year. I won first place in a contest at my husbands work with this recipe. WE LOVE IT !!!
This recipe is easy to make and popular in Iraq since one of the things that Iraq is famous for is dates. We have lots of varieties and kinds of dates from chewy to very hard. It is better to use this recipe with hard type of dates (called kasab) not soft, but you could use soft dates if you didn't find hard dates. Sometimes Ii use already-crushed dates from the market and it goes well too.
There are lots of varieties for the coating of the truffles, use as many coatings as you like according to your personal taste.