Santa's Snack Truffles
CATEGORIES
INGREDIENTS
  • 1/2 c. flaked coconut
  • 3 Tbs. powdered sugar
  • 3/4 c. chopped walnuts
  • 8 oz. pitted dates
  • 1/2 c. raisins
  • 1/2 c. dried cranberries
  • 1/3 c. flaked coconut
  • 1 Tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 c. creamy peanut butter
DIRECTIONS
  1. For coating, place the 1/2 c. coconut and powdered sugar into food processor, process until coconut is finely chopped.
  2. Transfer mixture to shallow dish; set aside.
  3. For truffles, place walnuts, dates, raisins, cranberries, the 1/3 c. coconut, cocoa powder & cinnamon in the food processor.
  4. Process or blend until finely chopped, stopping to scrape down sides as needed.
  5. Add peanut butter, cover & process until mixture is moist enought to form ball.
  6. Using hands, shape the mixture into 1 inch. balls, then dredge or roll the balls in coconut mixture, gently patting the mixture onto sides of balls.
  7. Transfer to storage container.
  8. Cover; store at room temperature up to 7 days. Makes 30.
  9. 79 calories each, 4 gm total fat (1 gm sat. fat), 0 mg chol, 11 mg sodium, 11 gm carb. 1 gm fiber and 1 gm protein
RECIPE BACKSTORY
I found this in a magazine a couple years ago. My Santa loves these.