Dark Chocolate Raspberry Truffles
Makes 16 Truffles
1 c unsweetened cocoa powder
½ c unsweetened applesauce
3 ½ tbsp honey
¼ tsp vanilla extract
16 small raspberries, clean and dry
¼ c freeze-dried raspberries
- In a medium bowl, mix together the cocoa, applesauce, honey, and vanilla until smooth. Place the bowl in the refrigerator and chill for at least 1 hour or up to 3 days.
- Place freeze-dried raspberries in food processor. Pulse until uniform powder.
- Divide the chocolate mixture into 16 pieces. Working with one piece at a time, roll into a ball; then flatten into a circle. Place a raspberry into the center, and fold the chocolate up around the sides. Roll back into a ball, and place on a sheet of wax paper. Repeat with the remaining chocolate and berries. Chill until ready to serve.
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