Pure Heart Brownies & Cocoa Truffles

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Going back 10 years, it was a Saturday and I was at work. It was a busy day and made even more busier by the delivery people that were dotting in and out bringing big, luxurious Valentine gifts for the girls at work. Everytime one walked in I would hold my breath in anticipation…had my boyfriend of 5 months sent me a Valentine’s surprise?! No! 😦

I had told my parents if anything arrived for me at home, then please call me. I didn’t get a phone call either. So the day ended and I slowly made my way home! I walked into our lounge upset only to find a incredibly massive bunch of roses with these unique feathered leaves adorning the corner of the room!

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He had remembered and it meant so much especially as my boyfriend was working in New Zealand at the time. We didn’t get a lot of time to talk because of the time difference! We were not able to spend our first Valentine’s Day together but have done now as husband and wife ever since then xxxx

I made these special raw heart brownies and cocoa truffles for him and my two little lovelies. I hope you have a beautiful day filled with love and happiness!

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INGREDIENTS

1 cup brazil nuts
1½ cup chopped dates
½ cup almonds
1 cup raisins
2½ tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp maple syrup
½ tbsp sunflower oil
Cocoa powder for dusting
Icing sugar for dusting

METHOD

• Put all the ingredients into a food processor and blitz into a paste. You may find the nuts may remain a little chunky. That’s ok, as it adds texture

For the heart brownies

• Grease a large flat dish and flatten ⅔ of the mixture to 1cm thickness using a spoon and your hands

• Using a heart cookie cutter, cut out as many hearts as you can and place on a plate. Repeat by flattening the remaining mixture and cutting more hearts out

• Once you have your hearts dust them with icing sugar

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For the cocoa and date truffles

• Using the remaining mixture from above. Take little amounts and roll into balls. I lightly greased my palms with a some sunflower oil to avoid thre mixture sticking when rolling

• Dip the balls into cocoa powder for its coating

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Ready to share ♡

Recipe for heart brownies adapted from Lauzan @ The Veggy Side Of Me

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63 thoughts on “Pure Heart Brownies & Cocoa Truffles

  1. These look really delicious, and full of lovely healthy fruits and nuts too. Not sure I’ll manage to make a Valentine’s version of these today but I will definitely make them soon. Have a lovely day x

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      • So basic that I am embarrassed. She likes milk chocolate so I heated 300ml thick double cream with 50g unsalted butter. Took it off the heat and stirred in 100g of dark chocolate and 200g of milk chocolate. Stirred to mix it all up with far too much tasting to make sure that it was ok. Poured it into a lined square cake tin and sprinkled over the top of it with a smashed up Crunchie bar, then into the fridge for 5 hours or so. Cut it into squares and dipped into more crushed Crunchie. Popped into a pretty cellophane bag and then the freezer until he was ready to go out and meet her. Trouble is, there is over half the tin left. Good thing I prefer dark chocolate…yeah – like that is going to make a different tonight!!!

  3. These couldn’t look any tastier! It’s hard to believe how clean and healthy these are, considering how delicious they actually look! I’ll definitely be whipping up a batch soon. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Such a healthy treat.. wow.. m definitely gonna try..
    bt the place where i stay, we donot get much exotic ingredients.. so can u plz guide me with an alternative to maple syrup nd brazil nuts?

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