These Dark Chocolate Amaretto Prunes were inspired by my Prune & Dark Chocolate Pudding. They’re salty-sweet, boozy and rich whilst being vegan and gluten-free! And they’re also quick and easy to make and insanely delicious!
The melt-in-your-mouth softness of the prunes contrasts perfectly with the hard dark chocolate shell, whilst the cacao nibs add an extra crunchy texture.
And if you’re wondering what’s Japanese cuisine-inspired about this pudding, I actually got the idea to soak prunes in almond liqueur because in Japan there’s a drink called umeshu which is made by soaking unripe plums in alcohol and sugar.
These Dark Chocolate Amaretto Prunes would be perfect to give as gifts or could be eaten with vanilla ice cream as a summer dessert!
If you try out this recipe or anything else from my blog, I’d love for you to take a photo and tag it #rhiansrecipes on Instagram! It would really make my day to see what you come up with!
- 10 prunes
- Amaretto (or sub any other liqueur of choice - ensure vegan/gluten-free if necessary)
- 40g dark chocolate (ensure dairy-free if necessary)
- Pinch of sea salt
- Cacao nibs, to decorate
- Place prunes in bowl and add enough Amaretto to cover
- Cover with a plate or cling film and leave in fridge overnight or ideally for a few days until prunes absorb the liquid and become plump
- Melt chocolate (with a pinch of salt) using a bain-marie or the microwave
- Using a fork or chopsticks, coat the prunes in dark chocolate and place on a plate covered with greaseproof paper (this will make them easier to take off when the chocolate hardens)
- Repeat for all the prunes
- Sprinkle over cacao nibs to decorate
- Leave in fridge for a few hours until the chocolate hardens
- If you don't want to use alcohol, these prunes would be equally delicious soaked in water in place of the Amaretto