These are truffles I make when I have a hankering for something rich and decadent. The good thing is that ingredients are pantry staples and quite healthy, the bad thing, well, try stopping at one ! These truffles are not fancy however, you could dress them up. Bottom line, these treats are my go to when I need a pick me up or clean out my cupboards ! Enjoy !
3/4 cup smooth Peanut Butter
3/4 cup chopped dried plums (feel free to change this up to suit your taste)
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1/8 unsweetened cocoa
4 Tbsp honey
Approximately 3/4 cups water.
This is as simple as it gets. Dump all the ingredients in a pot and keep stirring till the mixtures come together.
The only thing to be careful about is that the honey could burn, if you don’t keep stirring. Also, add the water a few Tbsp at time. The purpose of using water is to help in the mixing and soften the oats a little bit–we are not making oatmeal but we don’t want crunchy granola either. This is what it should look like.
While the mixture is still warm, quickly scoop it out with a cookie scoop and roll into small balls.
There to variations that you could do at this stage. To make it kind friendly roll them in sprinkles. For a more sophisticated adult version you could roll them chopped nuts, coconut, cocoa powder or go all the way and dunk them in melted chocolate. The key is to do the rolling while they are still warm otherwise the ‘dry’ decorations will not stick.