Think of Coconut Chocolate Cherry Truffles as a healthy form of candy. Dried dates and other fruits are covered in dark chocolate. It is a healthy sweet bite.
Another recipe where I am busting through my preconceived notions about an ingredient. What a freeing experience! First I got over my fear of black beans in brownies and was rewarded with the best brownies I’ve ever had. Now I’m breaking down the barriers to dates. Using dates to sweeten desserts and chocolate is hardly new or a novel idea. It was something that always made me cringe just a little bit though. Oh, I was way to judgmental of these lovely dates. Thank goodness I got over it because I just adore these Coconut Chocolate Cherry Truffles. One totally satisfies my sweet tooth. I try to eat it very slowly and savor every little bit of chocolatey, coconut, cherry deliciousness.
These little gems made me think of candy, and how much I enjoyed them more than any candy bar I’ve ever had, almost! I do allow myself one Cadbury Creme Egg and one small packet of Cadbury mini eggs. I am a through and through Cadbury fanatic. It goes back to my childhood in England. There is just something about Cadbury chocolate especially the “real” Cadbury chocolate made in England and not by Hershey. Sorry Hershey, I do love your dark cocoa powder though. I also love the chocolate cherry flavor. It’s another flavor combination that brings me back to my childhood. I remember, occasionally, having a box of chocolate covered cherries. Oh, how I adore those too. So with a Coconut Chocolate Cherry Truffle, I get to relive my childhood and love of chocolate.
I also like that it is a “candy” that I made. That meant I controlled what went in it and could use healthier ingredients and no preservatives. I would personally be thrilled with an Easter basket full of these. My daughter, on the other hand, wanted nothing to do with these. That’s Ok, they last for quite a while so I am happy to enjoy one every day. Coconut Chocolate Cherry Truffles are my sweet treat at the end of the day. I’ve come to think of them as “adult candy” although I don’t see why kids wouldn’t like them. I think mine was just being finicky.
As far as I am concerned, these are all mine. I haven’t even offered them to my husband. I am not sharing. These are my little stash to savor a little sweetness when I need it.
Happy Healthy Eating,
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