Oh man, the silly season can cause havoc on the waistline! There’s end of year work parties, dinners with friends, drinks at winter markets, and Christmas Day is just a whole other story of overindulgence.
Now I don’t know about you, but me, well I never feel good when I overindulge. It makes me feel physically and mentally Blah! That’s not to say, I won’t be eating Christmas pudding or drinking mulled wine, because I sure as hell will be! (And might have already indulged in both this year). I just try to space out these sessions of gluttony!
So this recipe, Raw Orange Cointreau Truffles, is the perfect ‘treat’ on those days you want to taste ‘Christmas’, but you don’t want that treat heading southbound straight to your thighs. There’s something about Chocolate and Orange that tastes so festive, and the cointreau gives the truffles the perfect orangey kick. They’re super easy to make, and super delicious too. So get going and make some right now!
RAW ORANGE COINTREAU TRUFFLES
165g ground almonds
3 tbsp cacao powder
1 tsp vanilla paste
10 medjool dates, pitted
50 ml Cointreau
ring of 1 orange
extra cacao powder for rolling truffles in