Clocking in at a mere 46 calories each, my 4-ingredient chocolate peanut figgy truffles are vegan, gluten-free, healthy, dead simple to make, and have no added sugar. Put some in your tum today!
Truffles may be expensive to buy, and therefore, seemingly decadent but y’know what? They are so incredibly easy to make. In fact, over the years, I’ve made gazillions of ‘em, precisely because they’re so darned expensive in the shops, yet so simple to throw together in the kitchen.
One December, I quite literally made hundreds of truffles, and gave them to family members as Chrimbo pressies.
In fact, that December in 2010 was the last time I'd made any until a couple of years ago. Why? Because ordinarily, the trouble with truffles (as opposed to The Trouble With Tribbles), is that they are sneaky, tempting, little balls of waist-enlargement, and to be completely honest with you, I just didn’t have the willpower not to eat them.
Or, as someone once famously said,
It’s not the willpower, it’s the won’t power
(I don’t know who it was – let me know in the comments if you do.)
Fortunately, my truffles only contain 46 calories each, so not much willpower is needed. Also, as I’ve got older, and, some might argue, wiser, my sweet tooth has become more of a savoury tooth, and on the odd occasion I do crave sweetness, a little is more than enough.
(Excuse me while I go to polish my halo.)
how to make 4-Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Figgy Truffles
Soak the semi-dried figs in some boiling water, until they have become plump and soft.
Drain, and then process until the figs form a thick, yummy, gooey paste.
Place bite-sized balls onto a lined baking tray, and freeze for a short while, then add blobs of peanut butter on top, and return to the freezer while you melt the chocolate and coconut oil together.
Coat each truffle with melted chocolate.
Try to resist eating them all at once.
4-Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Figgy Truffles
- added sugar-free
- ooh-ey and gooey
- diet-friendly treats
- good for you (Calcium 2%, Iron 2% RDV)
- stupidly easy to make
I hope you love these as much as we do! Enjoy!
Have you ever made truffles? Which are your favourites?
4-Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Figgy Truffles
- 500 g dried figs
- 8 tablespoon peanut flour made up with 4 tablespoon water (note 1)
- 150 g 60% dark chocolate
- 1 tablespoon coconut butter note 3
- Soak the semi-dried figs in some boiling water for 30 minutes, until they have become plump and soft.
- Drain well, and then process until the figs form a thick paste.
- Place bite-sized balls onto a lined baking tray, and freeze for 20 minutes.
- Add blobs of peanut butter on top of each truffle, and return to the freezer for 10 minutes.
- While the truffles are re-hardening, melt the chocolate and coconut butter together.
- Remove the truffles from the freezer, and then coat each one with the melted chocolate. The coldness of the truffles will make the chocolate harden upon contact, forming a lovely, crisp chocolatey shell.
- Store the truffles in the ‘fridge if you’re going to be having them on the day you make them, otherwise, keep in an airtight container in the freezer (for up to three months), removing them 15 minutes before you want to serve.
- Or peanut butter powder
- 60-70% cacao solids is best
- Or use coconut oil - virgin or refined, it's up to you.
- 1 cup = US cup = 240 ml
- 1 tablespoon = US/UK = 15 ml
- 1 fl oz = US = 30 ml
Have you ever tried this with dates? I have seen so many Vegan date caramel recipes and have a ton of dates in my freezer right now so these would be perfect.
I have indeed, and they are lovely. The figs are a little less sweet though, Elizabeth! xx
These look super tempting... might have to give these a try with the boys who would LOVE them i'm sure! Thanks for entering them into Simple and in Season.
I can't imagine why anyone would *not* love them, Katie... and from experience, they are very much kid-approved! I hope your boys love them! xx
Oh my word, these look so good! I usually make my home-made truffles with a blend of dates, nuts and cacao powder, so I'd love to branch out and try something new. I've seen dried figs in the shops but I'm not sure about semi-dried. Do you have any ideas where to buy them in the UK? Thanks Nico! p.s. I'm loving your Insta photos of Romania. What an amazing place! I'll definitely have to visit one day.
The Waitrose Love Life Soft Figs are very similar, Sharon, although they are larger than the Croatian ones. They'll work just as well though. Truffles with dates and cocoa powder are lovely, aren't they? Do you use cashews? I've been experimenting with other nuts recently but I always come back to cashews because they're just so creamy. Mind you, if I can find macadamias that don't cost the earth, I'd like to play around with those too.
Thank you for your kind words about my Insta pics - so glad you like them! xx
Apart from really loving your recipes, I cherris the fact that there are really only four ingredients 😉 nothing's hiding in the bushes! Or as we say it here in Croatia, behind the corner 😉
Nope, nothing around the corner in these beauties, Mari - just 100% gorgeous yumminess! xx
I finally made these yesterday and they are lethal. I ate the whole lot in a day.
Is it wrong that I am chuckling, Fredi? #sorrynotsorry 😉 Really, really glad you liked them. What did the boys think of them... or did they not get a look-in? xx
These look and sound amazing...Love the fact that they have no added sugar. Can't wait to try these 🙂
Hi Stephanie, thanks so much for dropping by and leaving a comment! x
These really are so good - I'm totally in love with them. <3
Angela / Only Crumbs Remain
Mmm aren't homemade truffles just the best! I have to confess that my halo certainly isn't as shiny as yours and I would scoff more than my fair share of these Nikko. I usually make ours with somesort of ganache filling, but i love your idea of using figs and peanutbutter in them!
I have made so many truffles in my time, Angela.... and gorged myself silly with them too. I'm so over that! LOL! Mind you, ganache... **drool**
Sarah James @ Tales From The Kitchen Shed
Oh I love these little bites of fig, peanut butter and chocolate, delicious. Making your own truffles is so much cheaper and you know exactly what is in them. It's great to have a low cal version too, pinned for later x
If you saw how much weight I put on when I lived in Thailand, Sarah, you'd know that there was dire need for low-cal sweet treats! Ha ha ha! I hope that when you make them, you love them as much as we do. x
Mmmmmmmmmmmm! I love this recipe... it never fails me!
Yum Yum Yummm!
They are pretty wonderful, aren't they? xx