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School is out for summer in this part of the world and its awesome for kids, as they run around and play. As a child, summer was the best...

Almond Apricot Truffles For A Play Date

School is out for summer in this part of the world and its awesome for kids, as they run around and play. As a child, summer was the best time of the year for me. It was all about playing through out the day and having a loads of fun with cousins and friends. We would not know how the day went  by, because we were having fun. These days, most parents and kids themselves want to enroll in summer camps. Parents are happy that the kids are safe when they are at work and the kids on the other hand are happy to learn something and have fun at the camp.

Yesterday was the first day of summer vacation for my daughter. She woke up telling me that she already missed her friends and would love to have a play date with them. Soon, I received a text from her friends mom and she was elated to go see her friend and swim in the pool. Since it was her first visit to her friends house she wanted to take something sweet for her friend and her little sister. Since we did not want to use the oven, I suggested making truffles which was simple for her to prepare. We made the recipe of Ellie Krieger's that was published in USA Today.


Microwave Safe Bowl
Measuring Cups and Spoons
Parchment or Wax Paper
Hand held Grater.
Food Processor


Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips - 3/4 cup ( instead of Dark Chocolate chips)
Fresh Cream - 3 tbsp ( our addition)
Honey - 1 tbsp
Apricot - 1 1/2 cups
Almonds - 1/2 cup
Cinnamon Powder - 1/2 tsp
Fresh Grated Ginger - 1 tsp ( in place of 1/2 tsp dry ginger)
Vanilla Wafers - 2 ( our addition)


1. Toast the almonds on medium heat for 5 minutes in a pan.

2. Add the almonds to a food processor and pulse until they are broken into small bits.

3. Add apricots, honey, cinnamon and blend to bring the nuts together.

4. Grate fresh ginger and pluse it a few times.

5. Take 1 tsp heaped portions of the filling and make into small balls.

6. Add fresh cream and chocolate into a microwave safe bowl and microwave for a minute.

7. Remove and mix until you get a shinny chocolate sauce.
8. Drop one ball of the apricot filling into the chocolate and coat it with chocolate evenly.

9. Using a fork carefully drain off the excess chocolate and place it on the plate lined with parchment or wax paper. Grate some vanilla wafers on top of the truffles.

10. Place the truffles in the fridge for 20 minutes.


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  2. Beautiful filling n yummy truffles..sure to be a hit with kids!!

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  3. hope ur daughter n her friend enjoyed munching this delicious truffles...H was her day?! Now i m sure u going to share some more kids delights as your lil' one is @ home to order u rt? :)
    Very cute looking truffles with yummy n healthy filling...nice idea! thanks for sharing!
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  4. Almond apricot truffles looks delicious. Sure they going to love it.

  5. Truffles look delicious with apricot and almonds...kids will love it...and healthy too..

  6. love the ingredients you have used for this truffles..have been seeing so many variations of truffles around and am tempted to make a few soon..

  7. truffles look so yum n easy too, i am sure ur daughter's friends enjoyed them :)

  8. wow.. its mouthwatering here.. kids fav. :)

  9. Damn cute and irresistible truffles,no doubt ur daughter"s friends would have enjoyed these attractive truffles definitely.

  10. Love it....crunchy inside and chocolaty outside.....yummy....

  11. Recipe looks tempting. Which ones to use, fresh apricots or canned ones?