Almond Date Truffles

Wednesday, January 8, 2014


It's probably the Iranian in me, but I'm a huge proponent of dates. They're like a miracle drug. They kill cramps faster than any medicine, and fill every sweet tooth craving instantly. I'm also under the impression that they're super, super good for you, so I pop as many as I like without any guilt.

I had wanted to make these truffles for a while, but they require a food processor, which I didn't have. But I was recently gifted one, don't know how I used to live without one, and will be making these bad boys on a regular basis. They taste just as rich and sweet as chocolate truffles, but they're healthier and give you a great energy boost. So quick and easy to make, too. No excuses not to make them.

 

Ingredients (makes 18 truffles):
20 Medjool dates, seeded and halved
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup creamy almond butter
1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon natural cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup toasted almonds, well chopped 

Directions: 
Put the dates and vanilla in a food processor and run until a chunky paste forms. Add the almond butter and pulse a few more times. Add the coconut, cocoa powder, salt and cinnamon and pulse a few more times. The mixture should be a tad crumbly.

Roll a heaping teaspoon of the mixture between your palms to form a ball. Repeat with remaining mixture. Put your chopped almonds (burnt, chopped almonds in my case...whoops!) on a plate and role each truffle in the almonds (apply a bit of pressure to get them to adhere). Place the plate in the fridge to chill for at least an hour. Serve!

2 comments:

  1. Oh these sound delish! And they're Paleo! I'm going to have to try this recipe for a potluck I'm going to.

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    1. Ah, I've been thinking about trying Paleo, but it looks so hard. Pasta, rice, carbs in general...!

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