These chocolate date truffles are one of my favorite treats to make because they are so quick and simple. They can be made in less than 10 minutes and can be customized to your preferences. They are only sweetened with dates and have a rich chocolate taste.
Try these date truffles for a healthy no-bake dessert.
This post is all about chocolate date truffles.
Note: this recipe is not mine. This post is based on Aviva Romm's Hormone Balancing Bliss Bite
s recipe which you can find on her website here. I highly recommend you visit her blog and check out all her helpful info and recipes.
Before I stumbled upon Aviva Romm's "Hormone Balancing Bliss Bites" recipe, I had no idea how many yummy desserts you could make with medjool dates. It opened up a whole world of possibilities.
I love finding alternative recipes for sweet treats that swap highly processed white sugar for more natural ingredients.
The fun thing about this chocolate date truffles recipe is that there are so many variations for different flavors and textures. After making these probably well over 20 times, I've learned what does and doesn't work in terms of ingredients, quantities, and flavors.
For this recipe you will need:
1 cup walnuts
1/2 cup pecans
1/2 cup (tightly packed) pitted dates
1-2 teaspoons almond or cashew butter
1/4 teaspoon unsweetened cacao powder
2-4 tablespoons maca powder
optional spices: cinnamon, turmeric, salt, black pepper
optional toppings: cacao powder, coconut flakes, chopped pistachios
In food processor, grind pecans and walnuts until almost finely chopped (about 5-10 seconds). Add dates and grind until blended with nuts (about 10-15 seconds). Add 1-2 teaspoons almond or cashew butter, blend until it forms into a doughy consistency. If necessary, add more almond/cashew butter little by little until the dough holds together. Add cacao powder, maca. Add cinnamon, turmeric, salt, and black pepper to taste; blend. Remove blade. Roll into balls. You can roll balls in cacao powder, coconut flakes, chopped pistachios, or leave as is. Eat immediately or refrigerate for 7 days.
For best results:
- Dates should be soft and gooey. I have heard tips about soaking dates in hot water before blending, but I haven't tried it yet.
- If you add too much almond/cashew butter the taste will be overpowering and the chocolate date truffles will turn gooey and will be difficult to roll into balls. Add small amounts at a time until you find the right consistency. I use the almond butter from Imperfect Foods.
- If you are using Navitas Cacao Powder, I recommend you blend it 50:50 with another type, as Navitas is intensely dark and can overpower the other flavors and make it too bitter. I use a 50:50 mix of Navitas and Health Works.