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Festive Holiday Chocolate and Pistachio Truffles

An easy and quick recipe for some chocolate bites topped with amazing ingredients which will make everyone happy

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Bite-sized and delicate, these miniature Italian chocolate desserts pack a punch in terms of deliciousness and chocolately-goodness.  With the holidays just around the bend, we're all looking for memorable little marvels to give to our loved ones to show our love and affection.

Nothing says I adore you more than chocolate, we think, and who doesn't love bringing home a little bit of love after stuffing one's face at a holiday dinner?  We love it, and think you will to, especially when the item to bring home are little balls of chocolate and ground nuts that are absolutely heraldic of Southern Italian culinary bounties.

Our chefs developed a lovely version made with almond flour, so these are perfectly gluten-free and suitable for most dietary needs.

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60 total time (min)

10 cooking time (min.)


6 ingredients


510 kCal


3 steps to complete the preparation

Ingredients

for 4 servings

Festive Holiday Chocolate and Pistachio Truffles Ingredients

  • Ricotta cheese (Sheep's Milk) 1 cup
  • Almonds 0.5 cup
  • Powdered sugar 0.25 cup
  • Cocoa powder 0.5 cup
  • Pistachios 0.5 cup
  • Coconut flakes 0.5 cup

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Preparation

for 4 servings

Step

1

Of 3

Prepare the chocolate truffle mixture

In medium mixing bowl, blend ricotta cheese with ground almonds and  powdered sugar. If your ricotta is too damp, add small amount of  additional ground almonds until mixture is well-blended and solid  enough to shape and work with your hands. 

Step

2

Of 3

Prepare the truffles

On three separate flat dishes, place cocoa powder, ground pistachios,  and shredded coconut.  

Shape into consistently-sized balls, and divide into three separate  portions. Coat each portion with one ingredient; one portion with  cocoa powder, one portion with ground pistachios, one portion with  shredded coconut. You will wind up with three different colors, and  three different flavors. 


 

Step

3

Of 3

Complete dish and serve

Allow to rest in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes and serve cold.

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