Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and everybody loves chocolates. If you don’t love chocolates, I don’t know why and I don’t want to know you*. If you’d like to add a special homemade touch instead of getting the same gold Godiva box or heart shaped Whitman’s Sampler this year, try out these raspberry almond truffles.
They’re delicious with or without the chocolate, but I would refer you back to the first paragraph, wherein we established how everybody feels about chocolate. These are a nice sweet treat that are easy to make and show your special someone that you care enough to do a bit more than just dropping some cash.
*Actually, I would love to know you, you seem lovely, please come over to our house sometime for dinner.
1 1/2 cups pitted dates
2/3 cup almonds
2/3 cup freeze dried raspberries
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
1/3 cup chocolate chips
2-4 Tbsp water
Optional: 1/2 cup chocolate chips, melted
Blend all ingredients except water and chocolate chips until finely chopped. Add water 1 Tbsp at a time until mixture is a good consistency for rolling. Roll into balls and dip in chocolate if you would like. They’re delicious either way!