It’s a lovely first July Sunday and I’m delighted to share this delicious recipe with you.
Dried apples, raisins and walnuts are a classic trio
Dried apples have their own special charm, they smell of childhood, summer camps and holidays at grandma’s. I just felt like I wanted to use dried apples in a raw truffle recipe and it’s a true experiment – I’ve never used them in a recipe like this before.
Well, generally speaking, the two essentials of a good energy snack are: the high quality of the ingredients (of course) and their ability to stick together (I mean how sticky they are to form a proper shape when blended).
I’m using raisins in my recipe which I put in boiling water for 5-10 minutes together with apples so that they become bigger, more fragrant and sticky. And I’m also using honey. But you may sub it with any other syrup, they all are more or less sticky.
While cooking I tried the truffles and they seemed to be too sweet, so I added some lemon juice to the recipe. That made the sweets absolutely amazing! I also like to add some sea salt to my dessert recipes, that makes the dish even brighter. But you may skip that if you don’t like salt.
Every time you make energy balls you only need a blender or a food processor and 5 minutes of your time.
So, let’s do it!
If you want your truffles to be more silky and tender I suggest you blend the nuts separately first so that they become smaller pieces or a flour, depends on how you like it.
You may coat your truffles with raw cacao, carob, coconut or poppy seeds. I prefer raw cacao because it gives that special bitter note.
Enjoy! And check out some other raw sweet recipes here.