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 

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!


  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.

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


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