Sugar Free Chai Date Truffles

At the end of 2011 I went through a phase of truffle making! I had to give it up for the sheer amount of chocolate I was consuming. For quite some time now I have wanted to make truffles and do a shoot with them.
A college my partner works with is into raw foods. Not really knowing much about the subject I have looking up recipes and came across alternative types of truffles. After being inspired by the infinite number of ways that truffles can be made, I decided to try something new.

I’m quite into chai at the moment and have been looking for ways to integrate its heavenly flavour into my cooking. What better way than to try it out with a date truffle?
What I like about these truffles is that they only require 4 ingredients and are so simple! Not to mention that they are sugar and lactose free.

Sugar Free Chai Date Truffles – 4 Ingredients

Each date makes one truffle approx 25-30.
Ingredients
750g (26oz) dates
50g (1 stick) butter
2 teaspoons chai tea
2 teaspoons cocoa powder

Cocoa powder for dusting

Directions

Melt the butter over medium heat. Add the tea and let infuse for 3-4 minutes. Strain the tea from the butter and return the butter to the pan.

Add dates and simmer over a low heat until the butter is absorbed and dates are soft and sticky. Add cocoa powder and stir. Let cool.

Remove the seeds from the dates and roll each date into a ball. Coat in cocoa powder.

Enjoy xx

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4 thoughts on “Sugar Free Chai Date Truffles

  1. These look and sound delicious! Have bookmarked the recipe to make these when autumn comes into our hemisphere and the craving for chai + chocolate hits! I made chai infused chocolate on a stick last year, that was really good, too.

    • Yes I can’t believe how sweet they are for sugar free. Gotta love the natural stuff. Me, I drink chai all year round as I am not a coffee drinker. Am thinking of doing a white chocolate chai truffle soon too – yummo!

  2. Rachel Jane, how DO you do this? Once again you’ve made the food look amazing. You know I’m always commenting about the way you contrast colors in what you pic and shoot – and again, I have to say the same thing here. Everything just really pops – from the worn wood on the table, to the cutting board, to the cinnamon sticks and dates… beautiful. You’ve got such a great eye for this! :)

    • Well sometimes it comes easy and others it’s like getting blood out of a stone! Glad you enjoy them. I try to add many complimentary elements that provide this overall feeling you are describing! Thanks for the kind words.
      I have been so busy that I don’t think I emailed you back about the pdf you sent me. I looked through it. Impressive – a lot of work went into that! I hope the recovery process is well underway for the flooding in your town!

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