Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Hello, I wanted to quickly share a recipe They are Chocolate Black Bean Truffles They are so good They are easy Via Good Things Grow 1 cup cooked black beans, if using canned rinse and drain 2 tablespoons coconut oil 3 tablespoons cocoa powder pinch of sea salt 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup, depending on sweetness preference 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 cup chopped dark or semi-sweet chocolate Place the beans, coconut oil, cocoa powder, salt, maple syrup, and vanilla in the bowl of a food processor. Blend everything until well combined, scraping down the sides if you need to. It should start coming together into a smooth ball. Pinch out about a tablespoon sized piece, roll into a ball and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment. Place in the fridge to chill for about an hour or in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Meanwhile melt the chocolate in a double boiler. When the balls have chilled pull out just a handful (you want them to stay cold, so do them in batches), carefully insert a toothpick into the center and dip in the melted chocolate to coat. I found the best method for removing them from the toothpick was with a fork. Carefully slide the fork tines under the side where the toothpick is inserted and slowly twist while pulling upward and place on a sheet of parchment. Let chill again so the chocolate coating sets. Store truffles in the fridge.