Ingredients for Making Prune Candies
- Cookies 200 grams
- Butter (softened) 200 grams
- Pitted prunes 8-10 pieces (150 grams)
- Walnut 100 grams
- Dark black chocolate 100 grams
- Chocolate white sweet 50 grams
- Main Ingredients: Prunes, Butter, Nuts, Cocoa and Chocolate
- Serving 1 serving
- World Cuisine
Kitchen scale, Plate, Stove, Kettle, Bowl, Blender, Deep bowl, Paper kitchen towels, Colander, Cutting board, Tablespoon, Teaspoon, Large flat dish, Heat-resistant bowl - 2 pieces, Microwave, Kitchen towel, Baking sheet, Parchment paper, Metal grill (from the stove), Fork - 2 pieces, Refrigerator, Paper cups for sweets (optional) - as needed
Making sweets with prunes:
Step 1: prepare the oil.
First of all, about 1 - 1.5 hours before making sweets, we take out the butter from the refrigerator, put it on a plate and let it soften.
Step 2: prepare the prunes.
Then we wash the prunes under running water and transfer to a small bowl. Then pour it with boiling water so that the water completely covers the dried fruits. We stand them in this form 15 to 20 minutes so that the prunes are steamed.
Step 3: chop the cookies and nuts.
While prunes are infused, we proceed to the preparation of cookies. We break it into small pieces and put it in a clean blender bowl. Then turn on the kitchen appliance at the highest speed and grind the cookies into crumbs. After pouring it into a dry and clean deep bowl.
Immediately after the cookies, we send the peeled and sorted walnuts into the bowl. We also grind them at high speed into crumbs and transfer them to a bowl to grind the liver. We wash the bowl of the kitchen appliance under warm running water and dry it with paper kitchen towels, you will still need a blender.
Step 4: chop the prunes.
In 15 - 20 minutes throw prunes into a colander, leave it on 2 - 3 minutesso that the remaining liquid drains, then we transfer it to a cutting board and dip it with paper kitchen towels from excess moisture. After we send the prunes to a clean bowl of the blender and grind to a homogeneous porridge-like mass within 2 - 3 minutes. Then we shift the prunes to other crushed products.
Step 5: prepare the mass from prunes.
In a bowl with prunes, nuts and cookies, add softened butter. Mix with a tablespoon until smooth or mix them with a hand blender.
Step 6: form the sweets.
Now we collect 1 teaspoon of a mixture of prunes and other ingredients. We shift it into a clean palm of our hands, roll up a ball the size of a walnut and put it on a large flat dish. In the same way, we form the remaining candies.
Step 7: prepare the chocolate.
After we print out the chocolate bar, break off half of it, break it into small pieces and put it in a heat-resistant small bowl. We put in the microwave and turn on the timer on 30 seconds. After the required time has passed, the kitchen appliance will turn off and will notify you with a characteristic sound. Open the door of the microwave oven, mix the almost melted chocolate with a fork and melt it again for 30 seconds. Then, gently using a kitchen towel, remove the bowl of hot chocolate mass from the microwave.
Step 8: bring the dessert to full readiness.
We take a small baking sheet, cover it with parchment paper and on top of it we install a metal grate from the oven. Then we take the almost finished candy, roll it in melted chocolate and, helping ourselves with 2 forks, transfer the chocolate round to the wire rack.
We also put the remaining candies in a sweet, “brown coat”. Then let the chocolate harden a little. When the top layer is compacted, melt the white chocolate in the same way.
Dip a teaspoon in the aromatic mass and apply white chocolate stripes to the candies, giving them a more presentable, elegant and festive look. Then put the baking tray with sweets in the refrigerator on 30 minutes, during this time the chocolate will completely harden, and the texture of the candies will become more dense.
Step 9: serve sweets with prunes.
Chocolates with prunes are served chilled. Before serving, each candy is placed in a small paper cup, served on a large flat dish or tray and decorated with candied fruit or dried fruits. Such a dessert can be prepared for any holiday! Tasty, healthy and inexpensive!
Enjoy your meal!
- Instead of walnuts, you can use any other edible nuts, for example: hazelnuts, almonds, cashews, pecans, and these are just a few of the possible options.
- Cookies, prunes and nuts can be ground through a mincer with a fine wire rack.
- Chocolate can be melted in a steam bath or with a double boiler.
- Very often other dried fruits, such as raisins, dried apricots, dried bananas, figs, cherries, dried strawberries or kiwi, are also crushed with prunes.