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Cranberry Apricot Truffles

cranberry apricot truffles dessert recipe
Scrumptious homemade truffles using only four ingredients!

This recipe for handmade, gluten free and raw Cranberry Apricot Truffles is packed with nutrients, easy to make and aesthetically pleasing to boot.

After taking a brief hiatus from sweets, I am back on the dessert bandwagon! With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, I have been thinking of fun treats to give out to friends and family for the holiday.

Cranberry Apricot Truffles

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  1. Place apricots, cranberries and orange zest in food processor
  2. Pulse until fruit is chopped and forms a large ball
  3. Form fruit mixture into 1-inch balls and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet
  4. In a saucepan over very low heat, melt chocolate
  5. Drizzle one heaping teaspoon of melted chocolate over each fruit ball
  6. Allow chocolate to harden, refrigerating if necessary
  7. Serve

Makes 24 truffles

We will be making these truffles and more in my upcoming gluten-free cooking class, February 9th here in Boulder, CO.

Update: Our first class was a success! Here are some photos. If you would like to participate in any of my future classes please visit my classes page.


           
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January 18, 2008


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  1. Cat

    These look delicious. Just found your blog and love it!

  2. michelle @ TNS @ thursdaynightsmackdown.com

    i’m not totally sure how “truffle” and “healty” go together, but i like it!

  3. Michelle -I have to agree with you on that one, sounds totally weird. It’s the real deal though –dark chocolate is full of anti-oxidants and dried apricots are packed with iron and other wholesome nutrients. Really, it’s not too good to be true :-)

  4. Daphne

    Elana, I had thought I had sent a question about a month ago but have never rec’d a reply, so I guess it didn’t get thru to you. My question is how to use Xanthan Gum. I was making a pineapple sauce for chocolate cake and wanted to thicken the crushed pineapple with this rather than cornstarch. I added cold water as I would to the cornstarch and it really lumped. Any ideas??

  5. Daphne,

    Yes, this is the third time that you have posted this question and it’s gone through each time.

    You can find my answer here.

    Hope this helps.

    Elana

  6. Karen

    I love to make truffles, but this year I wanted some that were healthier. I was delighted to find this recipe. I taste as I go and found to my taste the chocolate didn’t work. I chopped sunflower seeds and stirred them into the cranberry/apricot mix then rolled the balls into sunflower seeds. The contrast between the sweet and the salty makes these a real treat. Thanks for giving us a healthier alternative. I took them to my doctor’s office where they were devoured.

  7. Karen,

    That sounds like a great adjustment to the recipe. Thanks for sharing it.

    Elana

  8. Karen

    Forgot to mention that the sunflower seeds I used were the salted ones. I learned the delight of the sweet and salty living in Asia. Not sure how it would be with the plain seeds. The salty makes it very good.

  9. Angel Kelly

    i just made these, well half a batch with cranberries & half with dried blueberries…
    The problem i have is they won’t come off the tray in one piece, they break off. Any suggestions?

  10. Angel Kelly

    After waiting longer they came off the tray, actually my partner got them off somehow, when i was out of the room, she didn’t know they were two different flavors so now they are mixed up….grab bag…

    Anyway these are awesome & I have plans to have a friend come over to make more soon.

    p.s The blueberry ones were a little dry in the food processor so i blended in a handful of nuts for oil & it worked out nice…

  11. Abbey Jarrett @ gmail.com

    We are making carrot raisin muffins for the Easter Bunny today!!

  12. Sharon

    Are you able to post carb count on your recipes. My husband is a diabetic and it would be nice to know how much insulin he would have to take for these. I need to eat gluten free but with him being a diabetic we could really use it. Thanks so very much. <3

  13. Love your stuff, I’m gonna try these and wondered, dried cranberries usually have sugar. Are they available without? i will look on the forum too.
    I’ll try to find some without sugar. We shall see :-)

  14. I made these tonight and they are AWESOME!!! I’m doing healthy treats for Christmas this year and no one is missing the other! Thank you!

  15. Janie

    I absolutely love your blog & recipes. The recipes are easy to follow & healthy. I work at a wellness clinic & recommend your blog to our patients, especially those with a recent diagnosis of gluten sensitivities. I appreciate that you take the time to educate ppl on a healthier alternative. Thanks & God bless!

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