Date Nut Truffles

These mouth-watering little treats are so delicious, the grateful recipients will never guess how healthy they are! Made with almonds, dates, and coconut flakes, these lower-in-fat-and-sugar morsels will disappear in no time. Date Nut Truffles make a lovely dessert, gift, or pot luck offering.

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup finely chopped almonds
2 cups pitted dates
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons sugar or sugar substitute

1. Cover dates with water in a saucepan and bring to a boil, then remove from heat, cover, and allow to stand for 10 minutes. Drain dates, reserving 1 tablespoon of the water. Puree dates and reserved liquid in a blender or food processor until smooth.

2. In a skillet over medium heat, toast the almonds until light brown, 3 or 4 minutes.

3. Place pureed dates in a bowl and add the almonds, vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon of the cinnamon, almond extract, and a pinch of salt. Stir well to combine.

4. Place the coconut flakes on a plate. Combine cocoa, sugar, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon in a bowl.

5. Shape the date mixture into 1-inch balls, roll in coconut mixture, and then in cocoa mixture.

Inspired by Vegetarian Times Magazine.

11 comments

K s Goh
KS Goh6 years ago

Thanks for the article.

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Robert O.
Robert O6 years ago

Sounds good. Truffles are so delicious.

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Abo Ahmed r.
Abo r7 years ago

I love it thanks

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Jenny O.
Jenny O7 years ago

Thank you - I have almost everything I need here - will give them a try!

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gail d.
gail dair7 years ago

Thank you for the post

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Elena Ella
Elena Ella7 years ago

Thank you for the article!

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Mervi R.
Mervi R7 years ago

Yummy!

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Fiona O7 years ago

I love it. Now I have a recipe to equal that of my daughter. I going to enjoy making these treats for her. She also gives me edible treats and never shares her recipes. Well, I am not going to share this recipe either.

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Martha Nieto
Martha Nieto7 years ago

Sound delicious!

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Jessica S.
Jessica S7 years ago

Mmmm

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