These chocolate honey truffles are a truly decadent sweet treat to indulge on when you need a quick fix.
Here at Foodaciously we always try to make your favourite recipes healthier. So to lower the fat and sugar content, we have prepared these bite-sized balls without heavy cream, butter, or refined sugar, which you commonly find in other recipes online.
Instead, we have used dark chocolate, ground oat, and almonds to make a gooey truffle dough, and then filled each truffle with organic honey. Every bite is a burst of chocolatey goodness!
For this recipe, we recommend dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa solids. The higher the better, as this will mean fewer sugars and more healthy chocolate antioxidants for you.
|Dark Chocolate 85%||150 g|
|Ground Almonds||80 g|
|Ground Oats||50 g|
|Set Honey||35 g|
|Chopped Hazelnuts||30 g|
Place 100 g of finely chopped dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan with simmering water. Allow the chocolate to melt for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Alternatively, you can melt the chocolate in a microwave, using a microwave-safe bowl, cooking it for 30-seconds intervals.
Remove the bowl from the heat and add in the almond and oat flours, making sure they are finely ground.
Stir the ingredients until a soft dough comes together.
Depending on how soft you want the core of the truffles to be, you can mix more or less dry ingredients into the chocolate. The ultimate goal is for you to be able to roll the dough into a ball. If in doubt, just stick to our precise measurements as we have tested this heavily.
Scoop the dough out a tablespoon at a time and flatten it in the palm of your hands.
Add about 4g of honey in the centre and then use your hands to roll the truffle dough into a bite-sized ball.
Then, place the truffles in the fridge for 15 minutes to harden up.
Melt the remaining 50 g of dark chocolate as explained in Step 1.
Now, dip each truffle in the melted chocolate and the roll it over finely chopped hazelnuts.
To do so, you can use a toothpick inserted in the centre of the truffle, this way it will be easier to handle it.
Refrigerate the honey truffles before serving to let the chocolate harden. At this point, you can either keep them at room temperature or in the fridge. Room temperature would be ideal if you want to bite into a soft heart of honey.
You can store these delicious honey filled chocolate truffles in the fridge for up to 3 days or you can freeze them for a week.
If preferred, you can roll the chocolate truffles in cacao powder, instead of dipping them in melted chocolate.