Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Last Minute Dark Chocolate Strawberry Cashew Truffles

Dark Chocolate Strawberry Truffles
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! The last few weeks have gone by in a blur, life has been busy. I awoke this morning only to realize that there was not anything sweet to share with my Valentine. So after checking a few websites and my pantry I decided upon these Dark Chocolate Strawberry cashew Truffles. These little gems are sweetened with just a touch of maple syrup and are quick and easy to put together.

Raw cashews are soaked in water which helps soften them. When processed in a food processor the texture becomes creamy. In this recipe cashews are blended together with frozen strawberries, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Then the berry mixture is formed into bite-sized balls and placed in the freezer. After the berry rounds are frozen they are then rolled into melted chocolate and topped with a few sprinkles of Maldon salt. White chocolate would be delicious here as well.

This recipe has been adapted from The Nourished Seedling.com.

yield: Makes approx. 24print recipe

Dark Chocolate Strawberry Truffles

Here is a quick and easy recipe guaranteed to satisfy your Valentine’s sweet tooth.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • ½ cup frozen strawberries, rough chop
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • Maldon sea salt flakes for topping (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Soak cashews 2 hours in cold water. (longer for a more creamy texture).
  2. In a food processor add cashews, frozen strawberries, maple syrup, vanilla and pulse until combined. Quickly roll into balls. (I used a teaspoon measuring spoon for consistency). Immediately place in freezer for at least 2 hours.
  3. In a medium sized microwaveable bowl; break chocolate into pieces, add coconut oil. Microwave 20 seconds and then remove bowl and stir, repeat until melted.
  4. Roll berry rounds into chocolate sauce and place on a sheet of parchment paper. Add a few bits of salt if using. Return to freezer until chocolate in hard, about 30 minutes.
  5. Best kept in freezer in an airtight container. Makes approx. 24
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Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

31 comments:

  1. What a lovely treat. I chose fresh strawberries and cream for our dessert last night.

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    1. Hi Tandy, wish we could get fresh strawberries right now, strawberries and cream is one of my favorite sweets.

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  2. looking delicious and inviting!!!
    thank for the valentine day treat!
    have wonderful valentine day friend!

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  3. These look delicious Cheri. I hope you had a loving Valentine's Day. D

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    1. Thanks Dena, I did. Hope yours was wonderful as well.

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  4. Such a lovely healthy sweet to treat your Valentine!

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    1. Thanks Angie, they are almost like chocolate strawberry bon bons;)

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  5. Dark chocolate? Strawberries? Truffles? Can't go wrong with any one of them, but put them all together? Party time! Really nice -- thanks.

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    1. Thanks John, yes they really are, I can't stop eating them.

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  6. Wow this recipe is absolutely brilliant! Love the color and since I adore strawberries and chocolate - these are for me!

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    1. Thanks Tricia, these are like strawberry bon bons, the cashews become creamy and when frozen it's like ice cream.

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  7. These sound delicious, Cheri and I bet your Valentine loved them. Your plate is perfect, love it too!

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    1. Thanks Pam, he did, but more likely I did they are almost gone, lol!

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  8. Absolutely lovely! The plate too, is that Anthropologie?

    I pinned your recipe, sounds great to me...

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    1. Thanks Sally, the plate is from Crate and Barrel. My daughter bought them for me, there were also wire birds to use as name holders that came with it.

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  9. Even though Valentines Day is over I'm making these truffles for my sweetie and myself for a treat this weekend.

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    1. Thanks Gerlinde, I finished mine today, making another batch tomorrow;)

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  10. Remarkable what a wonderful substitute cashews can be...And so healthy! A gift indeed to the one you love on Valentine's Day <3 Trust yours was a happy one <3

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    1. Thanks Kim, I have a friend that makes a mushroom cashew pâté that is out of this world.

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  11. And to think these look as if you were slaving in the kitchen all day! Nice little sweet treat!

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    1. These really are special Peggy, creaming the cashews was new to me but a technique I will use again. Have a great week-end.

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  12. You are a remarkable last-minute treat maker, Cheri! These look great! I didn't make anything "special" yesterday because we opted to sit at the table after dinner with a ton of different treats (chocolates, biscuits, popcorn, candies, fruit, etc.) and we just tucked in with some coffee. But funny thing my husband brought me some strawberries and I decided, last minute, to dip them in chocolate for him. It was so easy and tasty - I can't believe I'd never done it before! Here's to last minute treats.

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    1. Thanks Monica, I bet your strawberries were fabulous, I have never prepared them before either and it's these kind of treats that make my day. Have a wonderful week-end.

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  13. I could completely make this with ingredients on hand--and it sounds so realistic to do! Not that I need any more Valentines treats at this point!

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    1. Thanks Inger, finished mine off yesterday, they are like strawberry chocolate bon bons, you would never know cashews were involved.

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  14. I love that you can use the cashews for these! I think your Valentine was very lucky! Hope you had a wonderful celebration together.

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    1. Thanks David, I figure since these were made with cashews that I could enjoy a few more than I normally would have at a time. Finished them yesterday;)

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  15. I love little treats like this that you can feel good about eating. They look great!

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    1. Thanks Laura, so do I that way I can eat more, lol.

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  16. How clever to use cashews, I would have never guessed. They look like a perfect Valentine treat!

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