Chocolate - Orange Sesame Truffles

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 21
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 47.7
  • Total Fat: 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 0.8 g

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Introduction

Recipe slightly adapted from Vegan Chocolate by Fran Costigan. Stevia sweetened dark chocolate, orange juice and zest and a spoonful of tahini meld into to-die-for spheres of candy rolled in sesame seeds for extra texture. Recipe slightly adapted from Vegan Chocolate by Fran Costigan. Stevia sweetened dark chocolate, orange juice and zest and a spoonful of tahini meld into to-die-for spheres of candy rolled in sesame seeds for extra texture.
Number of Servings: 21

Ingredients

    4 oz stevia-sweetened bittersweet chocolate, chopped finely
    zest of 1 blood orange
    3 tbsp fresh blood orange juice
    cup agave nectar (I used Amoretti Organolicious Blood Orange Flavored Blue Agave Nectar)
    1 tbsp tahini
    3 tbsp sesame seeds, for coating

Tips

Blood oranges give these an exotic, rich sweetness, but navel oranges work just as well.
I used Amoretti Organolicious Blood Orange Flavored Blue Agave Nectar


Directions

Place chocolate in a small bowl, set aside.
Combine zest, juice and agave in a small pot and bring to a brisk simmer.
Reduce heat to low, add tahini and beat well.
Cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds.
Remove from heat and set aside for 1 minute.
Pour over the chocolate and cover for 1 minute, then stir until chocolate is completely melted.
Pour into a shallow pan and refrigerate at least 2 hours, until firm.
Place sesame seeds in a shallow dish.
Scoop 1 balls of ganache and roll into balls. Roll in the seeds to coat, then transfer to a plate.
Chill at least 1 hour before serving.

Serving Size: Makes 21

Number of Servings: 21

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JO_JO_BA.