Did you know that chocolate truffels are named after truffel truffels (the fungi)? They are indeed and this is due to the fact that they kind of look alike. The legend says that the truffel was invented in France, by one of Auguste Ecoffier’s interns, and it was basically an accident. Amazing! I can relate to that because while this truffle recipe is not really an accident it’s pretty much my own interpretation (no, there is not ganache filling BUT plenty of peanutbutter).
- 1 cup dried figs
- 1 cup peanutbutter (the crunchy one is great)
- 1/2 cup cashews
- 1/2 cocoa powder
- Pulse all your ingredients, except for the cocoa powder, in a high speed food processor. Make sure you stop in between and scrape down the ingredients so they mix well until they start sticking together. This can take 5 to 8 minutes.
- Take a good teaspoon of your ‘dough’ and start rolling it into a small ball in the palm of your hand. Repeat that until all dough is used.
- Add your truffle balls into a bowl filled with cocoa powder and just roll around until well covered.