Vegan Tahini Truffles for Lent

Truffles for Lent? Yes, because as my blaspheming husband recently said, “I’m not Jesus.”  That comment shocked me initially until I realized he was verbalizing in a crude way what many of us feel during this time — we are weak and sometimes need chocolate.  Ok, I feel like that almost every day and Lent is no different.  And I am not too proud to admit that I licked the chocolate off my hands AFTER I finished making these truffles for church.  And, yes, I secretly believe that dark chocolate is a magical gift that was provided to us especially for Lent.  Kind of like manna in the dessert.  Like I said.  I am weak.

This recipe was adapted from one in Paul A. Young’s Adventures with Chocolate.