Unlike the Double Chocolate Truffles we made at Christmas, which were melt-away creamy in the center, Date-Chocolate Truffles are more dense with a deep chocolate-fudge flavor, much like a brownie, and covered in solid chocolate. Pecans and coconut help to provide structure with only a slight coconut nuance to the pronounced chocolate flavor. The type of cocoa and melting chocolate you choose will determine whether they lean more toward milk or dark chocolate. A sprinkling of coarse sea salt is the perfect finish to balance the richness, though you will enjoy them salted or not.
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