Every now and then, I get a taste for … well … something like this. This is another example of foods that just happen to be vegetarian. Vegan, if you buy your chocolate carefully.
I call them truffles, although they only fit that definition under the constantly spreading meaning of the term. These do happen to be chocolate truffles, which is firmly inside the envelope, but sometimes I don’t use chocolate. I use whatever feels good in the tastebuds of my imagination.
ANYWAY, here’s this:
MA’S CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES
- handful slivered almonds (don’t have to be slivered, they just were)
- handful pecans
- two handfuls (handsful?) cashews
- handful chopped pitted dates
- tag end of a bag of chocolate chips
- two tablespoons maple syrup
Put in food processor and process until crushed but still lumpy.
Gather some up and work it into a ball. This takes a delicate touch, because it’s very crumbly. Roll each ball in powdered sugar.
Very rich, very delicious! I saved the leftover powdered sugar with truffle bits in, thinking it would be great sprinkled over pancakes. Charlie, not knowing my plans, thought it would be great stirred into his oatmeal. Either way, it didn’t go to waste.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Two characters have different, conflicting plans for a single item.