Tuesday, October 11, 2016

{Gluten, Dairy and Sugarcane Free} Pumpkin Truffles!

photo from Daily Bites Blog
Pumpkin Truffles? Yes, please!  With the coconut oil and pumpkin these have some good nutrition in them. This is a good excuse to gobble down a few.  I love the Daily Bites Blog! I think you will love what you find there.  
Pumpkin Truffles
Yield: Makes about 15 truffles
Pumpkin lends creaminess to the filling of these seasonal truffles. Free of gluten, grains, dairy, nuts, eggs, and refined sugar, they make the perfect autumn treat!
1/2 cup coconut butter (not coconut oil)
1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons maple syrup, divided use
1/2 cup pure pumpkin puree (if it's homemade, make sure it's well drained)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
Pinch of allspice
Pinch of sea salt
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, preferably organic, chopped
2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
In a small pot over very low heat, combine the coconut butter and 3 tablespoons of the maple syrup. Whisk until melted. (The mixture will look sort of paste-like, but not smooth.) Remove from heat and stir in the pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and salt until the mixture is thick and smooth. Transfer to a shallow bowl and allow to rest for 10-15 minutes.
Form tablespoons of the truffle "dough" into balls. (The dough will be soft, so it's okay if the balls are a bit lumpy.) Place the balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet or plate. Transfer to the freezer for about 20 minutes.
In a small pot over very low heat, melt the chopped chocolate with the coconut oil and remaining 1/4 cup maple syrup. Whisk constantly until just melted and smooth. Transfer to a bowl.
Dip the frozen truffle balls in the chocolate to coat thoroughly. Place them back on the baking sheet and return to the freezer or refrigerator to set. (You will likely have leftover chocolate coating. Freeze this for another batch of truffles someday!)
Store the truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer until ready to serve.
- See more at: http://www.dailybitesblog.com/2013/10/15/pumpkin-truffles/#sthash.7IHznwaK.dpuf

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