Vegan healthy candies

Chocolate truffles with prunes
I remember when I presented this candy. I said that I knew how tired everyone was of candies made of nuts and dried fruits and promised that my candy would make everything better.

And so it did, the truffle was well received and that's where my candy journey began.
Try this recipe and let it change your perspective on vegan dried fruit candy as well.

Ingredients for 12 candies:

100 g of pitted prunes

150 g of dark chocolate, no sugar can be used

70 g hazelnuts

20 g coconut oil

20 g cocoa powder

1 tbsp brandy or liqueur (optional)

Syrup/sugar substitute as desired

Rinse the prunes and get rid of excess moisture.
Pour the hazelnuts in hot water. After half an hour, drain the water and pour hot water again for 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 180 °C degrees on "up/down" or "convection" mode. Bake the hazelnuts on medium-high for 15-20 minutes.

Let the hazelnuts cool completely. Peel the nuts from the skins by rubbing them between the palms of your hands.

Add the coconut oil to the chocolate and melt it in the microwave or in a water bath, stirring constantly.

In the bowl of a blender on high speed grind the nuts into fine crumbs.

Then add half of the melted chocolate, prunes and sweetener as desired to the hazelnuts. I do not add additional sweetener. Grind everything until smooth.

Spread the mass on cling film and put it in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.

Cut off pieces from the mass and form round candies of 20-22 grams.

Using a fork, dip each candy into the second part of the melted chocolate. Let the chocolate set and roll the candies in the cocoa powder.

The chocolate truffles with hazelnuts and prunes are ready.

Keep them in the refrigerator for 5-7 days, but I'm sure you'll eat them much sooner!