We <3 these chocolate orange truffle hearts! @simply__steff has done it again with these lovely treats! 
  • JOY OF ENJOY orange chocolate
  • Dates (soaked in water or a spiced herbal infusion)
  • Orange essence 
  • Cacao powder 
  • Chopped almonds 
  • Raisins (soaked in water or a spiced herbal infusion)



  1. Start by washing, pitting and soaking the dates and raisins in boiling water (you can add a 'chai' or spiced herbal infusion to this water as the fruit will absorb some of the flavour)
  2. After about ten minutes of soaking, discard the liquid and add the dates and raisins to a strong mixer
  3. Blend until a sticky paste forms
  4. Add the almonds, orange essence and cocoa powder (start with a couple of tablespoons and play around with the quantities, as some may prefer a more intense chocolate taste) and blend everything together until it all clumps together and peels away from the sides of the mixer.
  5. Once you are happy with your truffle mixture, shape into small hearts and leave to set for half an hour in the fridge (or freezer- this will make it easier to coat in chocolate)
  6. Melt your chocolate, get the truffle hearts from the fridge and coat each one in the melted chocolate. 
  7. Leave to set on a tray in the fridge and once set- Enjoy!


If you make these cute creations, don't forget to tag us in your photos!