Fruit Truffles are delicious and healthy treats for any celebration! Prepare in bulk to have these nutritious sweet treats on hand for when you need them.
Dried fruit generally contains a lot of fibre and is a great source of antioxidants, especially polyphenols. Polyphenol antioxidants are associated with health benefits such as improved blood flow, better digestive health, decreased oxidative damage and a reduced risk of many diseases, including type two diabetes.
Dried fruits should be enjoyed in a balanced diet, and eaten in appropriate moderation. Dried fruits can have a high volume of sugar, which needs to be balanced in a healthy diet.
These delicious fruit truffles are perfect to take along to a dinner party, a birthday party or any special event shared with family and friends. The children will love these sweet balls, and may like one in their school lunch boxes once or twice a week. These tasty desserts are not a meal but a little treat to be consumed in mindful moderation.
1 cup dried fruit of your choice
1 cup jumbo raisins
¾ cup cashew nut pieces
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp lemon rind
¼ cup desiccated coconut (for coating)
Place ingredients – except coconut – in a food processor and process for 1 – 2 minutes until the ingredients start to stick together. Process another 15 seconds, adding a little water if mixture is too dry
Place coconut in a bowl. Take teaspoon-sized portions of fruit mixture, shape into balls and roll in coconut. Place in an airtight container and chill in fridge until ready to serve.
Makes 20 (serving size 1)
Energy 359 kJ (86 Cal)
Protein 1g (6%)
Carbohydrates 11g (58%)
Fat 3g (36%)
For another lunchbox snack, try these Raw Cinnamon Bites