Fig and Ginger Truffles

Truffles are French candies made using cocoa, nuts & dry fruits and chocolate truffles are nutty balls coated with chocolate ganache. Since all the ingredients in here are rich sources of vitamins, minerals & anti-oxidants, these candies are not only delicious but also nutritious treats. These chocolate truffles act like protein-rich energy balls and can be packed as a mid-morning snack for school-going children. Here I have shared a recipe for ginger and fig truffles that can be prepared easily so that we can gift them to our loved ones on any special occasion.

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Gorgeous truffles, the chocolatey treats for your soul.

Now I have prepared ginger and fig truffles using a few dry fruits like almonds, cashew nuts, pumpkin seeds, dates & figs, and garnished with finely chopped rose petals, pistachios & coconut. I used dates as a sweetener and also dates & figs as the binder. I have also added cardamom for its sweet flavor, and candied ginger flakes for the sharp flavor. Now lets prepare the delicious & nutritious truffles:

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Protein-rich energy balls

Fig and ginger truffles recipe:

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Chocolate truffles are nothing but dry fruits laddu
coated with chocolate ganache.


Yields: 7 truffles

Ingredients:

For making truffles:

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For chocolate ganache:

  1. Semi-sweetened dark chocolate – 150 gram
  2. Coconut oil – Β½ tsp
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Chocolate ganache

For garnishing:

  1. Chocolate sprinkles
  2. Edible rose petals (finely chopped)
  3. Desiccated coconut
  4. Pistachios (chopped)
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Garnishes
  • Toast almonds for 10 min. in the oven at 180 deg (in the convection mode or you may dry roast them on stove top) & keep aside.
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Toasted almonds
  • Microwave figs & dates for 30 seconds (alternatively you can soak them for few min & drain the water completely) and keep aside.
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Softened figs & dates
  • Pulse the almonds, cashew, pumpkin seeds & coconut using mixer-grinder into a coarse powder using your mixer grinder.
  • Transfer powdered nuts to a plate and keep aside.
  • Blitz the chopped figs & candied ginger flakes along with dates without adding water.
  • Add cocoa powder followed by powdered nuts into the mixer and blend well.
  • Transfer this mixture to a plate and roll them into balls.
  • Refrigerate these balls for at least 30 min before coating them with ganache.
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  • Chop dark chocolate bar roughly and microwave at 30 second intervals (it took 90 sec. for me) to melt them (or you may double boil to melt chocolate on stove top).
  • Pour coconut oil into the melted chocolate and mix well.
  • Dip truffles one by one into melted chocolate and place them on a baking sheet (parchment paper).
  • Garnish with toppings of your choice immediately (when they are wet) and refrigerate the truffles.
  • After an hour or later we can remove the truffles from baking sheet .
  • Refrigerate the left-overs (if any) for later consumption.
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How to make fig and ginger truffles

Variations:

  • Nut powder: We can use roasted Bengal gram (fried gram), dried ginger, toasted seeds & nuts like sesame seeds, poppy seeds, melon seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, peanuts, pine nuts, walnuts, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, etc.
  • Binding agents: Sweetened rose petals (gulkand), or any dried fruits/berries, prunes, apricot, raisins, etc.
  • Flavor: We can add a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, or any other spice powder of your choice, or a drop of rose/ vanilla extract.
  • Garnishes: We can use crunchy ingredients like crushed palm sugar crystals, sweetened fennel seeds, sugar coated caraway seeds/cumin seeds, chopped nuts, or toasted seeds.

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  1. These are very beautifully decorated and sound delicious. I have never made truffles before, so thanks for explaining the process! πŸ™‚

  2. Hy. These kind of bombons are very good, I do variations of these quite often. But the rose for decorating is very interesting.

  3. Looking at that very delightful picture, it seems as if those delicious truffles require a lot of effort but they seem simple, healthy and delicious too! Will try it, – good for kids too.

    1. The irony here is that I did everything in the world not to become a teacher as most of my family members are teachers! πŸ™‚ But my son made me an efficient teacher that I used to teach even complex mathematical concepts in few minutes to avoid him getting bored, and yet I don’t like to see me as a teacher. Now your repeated comments appreciating my “teaching” skills here making me to admit that teaching is in my gene ! πŸ™‚
      Thanks so much for your comments as insightful as your posts !!

  4. Yummy megala.This healthy truffles was in my list to try,coating in chocolate gives an execellent taste and my kids love it whenever I make these healthy balls.

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