Baileys Date & Cashew Truffles

Well these are certainly NOT for my 7 month old and thankfully, because my husband doesn’t like alcohol in food, they’re all for ME! I think I deserve them, I’ve been working really hard on keeping my baby alive for a whole 7 months now…

The recipe is the same as the date and cashew balls, with added Baileys! These are so creamy and far too moreish!… 

Ingredients

  • 250g dates (sticky dates, like medjool)
  • 1.5 cups of cashews
  • 1tbs vanilla essence
  • 2-3tbs raw cacao powder
  • 1tbs maple syrup (optional)
  • 2-3tbs Baileys (I guess you could use any other spirit or liquor you prefer)

Method

  • Start off my blending the cashews for a minute or so. 
  • Add the dates and blend again until they’ve really broken down and mixed in with the nuts. 
  • Add remaining ingredients and blend until a smooth sticky mixture is formed. 
  • Using a tablespoon, spoon out some mixture and roll it into a ball using your hands (I like to wear disposable gloves for this as it’s messy!), place the on a plate and continue until you’ve used it all up. 
  • I rolled mine in dessicated coconut (I needed to be able to easily distinguish the alcoholic truffles from the babies!). 
  • Place in the fridge to set for a couple of hours. 
  • These should keep in the fridge for a couple of weeks or the freezer for a little longer (as if they won’t all be gone in a couple of days!). 

Enjoy!

Clare xXx

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