dark chocolate apricot truffles

by Kristina Sloggett

in Dessert,Gluten Free,raw,recipes,snacks,Vegan

Mmm, yum.

I recently made truffles for my dad… for this birthday (another instance of what do you give the man who has everything?). Dad grew up in Hawaii, so his was a special recipe and I will share it soon. Delicious, I tell you what – Hawaii = guava.

Dad’s truffles were adapted from my dark chocolate apricot truffle recipe, which is another favorite around here, they do not last long.

spabettie is featured in another cookbook – my dark chocolate apricot truffles will be in the upcoming Foodie cookbook that focuses on ‘back to school’ and recipes that are easy, tasty and kid-friendly.

Dark chocolate apricot truffles taste amazing and could not be easier to make.

I often make these and don’t even get to the chocolate covering:

Without the chocolate dip, I call these raw apricot bites. You may never hear about them, because I could make a batch and they’d be gone within a day. These are simple, nutritious and best of all, delicious.

But then, come on. You have to give them a dark chocolate bath:

Want the recipe? Please visit here.

 

{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Heather (Where's the Beach) August 24, 2012 at 6:18 am

Definitely checking out the recipe. My dad is impossible to buy for as well. But I have a feeling he (and probably your dad) appreciate something like this far more anyway.

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2 spabettie August 27, 2012 at 3:45 pm

yeah, I think Dad liked them :) these days my dad appreciates me… just visiting! and so do I… :)

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3 Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy August 24, 2012 at 7:39 am

your dad is one lucky guy! those look delicious!

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4 jobo August 24, 2012 at 9:49 am

ooooh ahhhhhh muuuuuust have!!!!!!!

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5 spabettie August 27, 2012 at 3:44 pm

I wish they traveled well, I would TOTALLY send you some! :)

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6 Eileen August 24, 2012 at 11:36 am

Chocolate and apricot, together forever. :) These look just amazing!

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7 spabettie August 27, 2012 at 3:39 pm

together forever, yes! :D

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8 Averie @ Averie Cooks August 24, 2012 at 11:43 am

I love apricots and with dark choc, I bet the flavor pairing is just perfect!

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9 Heather @ Better With Veggies August 24, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Dipping any balls in dark chocolate is a GREAT idea!!

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10 spabettie August 27, 2012 at 3:38 pm

you said it, girl.

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11 Molly@hungryhungryrunner.com August 24, 2012 at 1:53 pm

My sweet tooth has been out of control lately so these would not last long in my house! I think I could eat a hundred of these, no problem. Plus I love apricots – double whammy! ;)

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12 spabettie August 27, 2012 at 3:37 pm

apricots are one of my favorites… dipping them in chocolate? OOH yeah! ;)

…and I hear ya on the sweet tooth – HUGE lately!

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13 Alyssa (Everyday Maven) August 24, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Wow these look awesome – I love how there are only a handful of ingredients!

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14 spabettie August 27, 2012 at 3:32 pm

that is what I like about these, Alyssa – so simple yet pretty dang decadent! :)

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15 Amy Tong August 24, 2012 at 10:23 pm

These are beautiful and I love that they are so healthy. I have a feeling I would need to at least double or triple the recipe in my house! ;) Have a beautiful weekend.

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16 spabettie August 27, 2012 at 2:56 pm

well, Amy, that’s just smart thinking right there. I generally double the recipe too… ;)

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17 Kath (My Funny Little Life) August 25, 2012 at 2:42 am

Congrats on being featured, Kris! :D I usually make such bites and truffles for Christmas every year, so this year I’ll try some of your recipes. :)

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18 spabettie August 27, 2012 at 2:55 pm

oh, good – happy to know my truffles will be part of your holidays :D

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19 Magic of Spice August 25, 2012 at 11:57 am

Wow, I bet your dad was crazy for these, I would be :) They look amazing!

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20 spabettie August 27, 2012 at 2:48 pm

thank you! :) they are a little TOO easy to make… we have had a lot of variations around lately…

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21 Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty August 26, 2012 at 9:28 am

I’m scared to go visit the recipe! ;) These sound so good!

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22 Daily Vegans August 26, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Those Raw Apricot Bites look amazing… My two little guys went crazy when they saw the pic. They said, “mommy are you going to make this for us right now”?

Thank you so much for sharing this post it really was amazing!

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23 spabettie August 27, 2012 at 2:42 pm

you are so welcome – hope you all enjoy!

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24 Alaine @ My GF & DF Living August 26, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Wow, these look amazing! I need to make these asap!!

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25 spabettie August 27, 2012 at 2:41 pm

thank you, Alaine! I hope you love them like we do – cheers!

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26 Robyn (GirlonRaw) August 27, 2012 at 5:42 am

Yep, these look pretty amazing ;)

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27 spabettie August 27, 2012 at 2:35 pm

thank you Robyn!! :D

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28 Beth @ Tasty Yummies August 27, 2012 at 11:31 am

Your Dad is one very lucky dude, these look amazing. Why haven’t I been dipping my little cookie and truffle balls in chocolate? What a brilliant idea. Thanks for sharing.

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29 spabettie August 27, 2012 at 2:23 pm

even if you make a batch and just dip half… ;) SO good.

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30 Kim - Liv Life August 27, 2012 at 3:55 pm

I saw these beauties floating around on twitter and haven’t forgotten them! Absolutely irresistible. I can’t wait to try… and I”m thinking my dad would be pretty happy too!

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31 spabettie August 27, 2012 at 6:52 pm

thank you, Kim! I hope you love them like we do :)

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32 An Escapee of Facebook September 2, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Those look AMAZING!!!!

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33 spabettie September 4, 2012 at 9:58 am

thank you!

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