Fruity Coconut Cream Truffles and Dark Chocolate Almond Clusters

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on December 23, 2011

Fruity Coconut Cream Truffles and Dark Chocolate Almond Clusters

Well, just a quick post again from me today.  I wasn’t planning on posting these today but then I realized they might make a perfect little treat, or even gift so I might as well post them.  I’ve been making them for quite some time now, and I even posted about them before with an apricot version here that I think is still my favorite.  Or at least tied with the cranberry orange ones I made this time.

In any case, these are probably a much healthier treat than most right now, but they really are a treat.  I keep them in the fridge just in case they don’t get eaten right away, but they are best at room temperature as the coconut oil wont be as hard and they’ll be much creamier.  In the picture there are pear, dried plum and cranberry orange(using the zest from one whole orange) but any combination of dried fruits and flavorings that you enjoy will be yummy.

Fruity Coconut Cream Truffles and Dark Chocolate Almond Clusters

Fruity Coconut Cream Truffles and Dark Chocolate Almond Clusters

I have two other quick treats  that I’ve made in the last little while that I just thought I’d mention.  Nothing too fancy(I thought I’d make handy printables anyways, just in case anyone wants to print the ideas out), but delicious, and again probably a little healthier than the mountains of cookies and other sweets around.  The amounts for both of these are approximate, you might have enough chocolate for more, or not quite enough.  Or you might want less chocolate per the amount of popcorn, or more, so go ahead and  so use your best judgement.  Also, just a note, I would have enjoyed mine more if I hadn’t crushed my candy canes so finely – bigger pieces are good.

Fruity Coconut Cream Truffles and Dark Chocolate Almond Clusters

Fruity Coconut Cream Truffles and Dark Chocolate Almond Clusters

…. Aaaaan just very quickly, some dark chocolate candy cane popcorn Fruity Coconut Cream Truffles and Dark Chocolate Almond Clusters

Fruity Coconut Cream Truffles and Dark Chocolate Almond Clusters

Fruity Coconut Cream Truffles and Dark Chocolate Almond Clusters

Enjoy, and happy holidays everyone!

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