Keeping lil’M busy on Sundays is quite a challenge…she gets bored soon….I need to search for new things to play with her to keep her busy…..She likes to watch cartoons but not for more than 15 minutes. I have got so many board games and books for her…but she is interested in them only for sometime….Once she gets to know what is there in the books, she is bored of them…..
This Sunday I thought of doing something creative to keep her occupied….Me and lil’M started by cutting papers suing ‘craft scissors’…she was very happy doing the work….Later we started making shapes…like circle, rectangle, square, etc. with different colour papers…she got engrossed in this….I was happy because she is playing and learning without any fuss…..
In the process when we are cutting out shapes, my mom joined us and she said come ‘M’…I will teach some more things to make….I love to the see bond between the two….Seeing lil’M with mom is like seeing my childhood in front of my eyes….My mom being very creative, she started making boats, handbags, banana, envelope, pinwheels, etc….I really love to watch this grand mom and grand daughter duo…..
As lil’M got engrossed in playing with craft scissors and papers, I thought I will make something for her snack box for the next day and to give her as after school snack. This is another challenging job…to think of something different and yummy every time for her snack box or evening snack…
Mom reminded me of a dry fruit box which lying unnoticed in pantry which was a gift from a friend abroad…. I thought I will use up the dry fruits in making fudge, then I thought of making dry fruit slabs and then I thought of making truffles….
Keeping the Christmas and New years in mind, I thought of posting these for you….as these would make great homemade edible gifts for your friends and family. Recipe is simple…No need to cook…No need to bake….all you need to do is….toss the dry fruits, pulse in blender, shape into balls, and dip in chocolate frosting….Sounds simple….??? Then what are you waiting for….scroll to check recipe in detail and make these scrumptious balls….
Chocolate Covered Dry Fruit(s) Truffles
- ½ cup Almonds
- ½ cup Cashews
- ½ cup Pistachio
- ½ cup pitted Dates, chopped
- ½ cup Walnuts
- ½ cup dried Apricots/Raisins, chopped
- 200 gms. Semi-sweet Chocolate
- 2 tbsp. unsalted Butter, at room temperature
- Now toss almonds, cashews, pistachio and walnuts separately in a non-stick pan or heavy bottom vessel for 2-3 minutes on low flame.
- Pulse tossed nuts separately until coarse. Next pulse dates and apricots separately and add to coarsely ground nuts.
- Mix gently and form into 1’ inch balls. Set aside for ½ hour.
- In the meantime, melt semi-sweet chocolate along with butter in microwave or by double boiler method.
- Now dip each ball in melted chocolate and leave them on a greased cookie sheet or greased plate to dry.
- Add love to these truffles to make them taste ‘Yummy’.
- Your dry fruit truffles with chocolate coating are ready to eat or share or gift.
Alternatively you can also roll truffles in Cocoa powder or Icing sugar or Toasted and Chopped Nuts like Cashews, Almonds, Walnuts, Pecans, Hazelnuts) or Toasted or shaved Coconut to avoid chocolate sticking to your hand.