Chocolate Truffles


Category: Desserts

Tag:  Quick and Easy

These delicious chocolate truffles are a festive treat. With just a few simple, healthful ingredients you can create a dessert that is sure to impress!

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1 cup pitted dates
1/2 cup raw cashew or almond butter
2 tablespoons unsweetened, natural cocoa powder
3 tablespoons ground chia seeds
unsweetened cocoa powder, chopped raw almonds or hazelnuts and/or unsweetened shredded coconut for coating


Add dates, nut butter, cocoa powder and chia seeds to a food processor and blend until very well combined.

Remove from food processor and form into balls. Roll balls in cocoa powder, ground almonds or hazelnuts or unsweetened shredded coconut.

My Notes: (Click Edit to enter your notes about this recipe)

Serves 10

Per Serving:

Calories 143
Protein 4 g
Carbohydrates 16 g
Sugars 10 g
Total Fat 8.8 g
Saturated Fat 0.8 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 2 mg
Fiber 4 g
Beta-Carotene 1 ug
Vitamin C 0 mg
Calcium 73 mg
Iron 1 mg
Folate 10 ug
Magnesium 60 mg
Potassium 228 mg
Zinc 0.7 mg
Selenium 2.6 ug

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11/17/2013 01:47 AM

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01/26/2016 08:40 PM

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Added perhaps 1/4 tsp vanilla extract as balance to the dark cocos powder. These are wonderful.


02/10/2017 06:14 PM

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I added crumbled freeze dried raspberries to mine.  Delicious.

This comment was last edited on 02/10/2017 06:15 PM


02/12/2017 03:00 PM

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Any tips on processing the ingredients together without loosing most of it in the processor? Bought all the ingredients but don't want to mess up since the almond butter is pricey!

DanLiz replies:

02/14/2017 10:23 AM

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Angela- try processing the dates, Chia seeds and cocoa in the processor first, then add the more liquid ingredients, like vanilla extract and the almond butter. It should spin itself into a ball of dough and not be messy. I also divide my dough, removing half from the processor and adding mint extract, then process until combined. Super yummy Chocolate mint truffles! Good luck!

This reply was last edited on 02/14/2017 10:24 AM


03/04/2017 02:36 PM

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These are quite tasty! DanLiz's suggestion to process the dates, chia seeds and cocoa first worked really well. Thanks for the tip!


This comment was last edited on 03/04/2017 02:38 PM


05/17/2017 09:16 PM

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these are delicious! You could almost swear they're bourbon balls. (One of my favorites that I never have.)

I couldn't get mine to stay together very well, but I think my dates were on the dry side. Stayed together enough to enjoy, though! Yum! Company or gift worthy.


09/30/2017 05:44 PM

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Easy to make and share, even with people still on the SAD.






12/14/2017 09:22 PM

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Really enjoyed these!  I added a little vanilla extract, used 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed in place of the chia seeds, and rolled them in cocoa powder, chopped peanuts, chopped pumpkin seeds & coconut. 

This comment was last edited on 12/14/2017 09:23 PM

marcella11 replies:

02/09/2019 10:02 PM

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These are soooo good!!!  I added a little madagascar vanilla & used extra brute cocoa powder (Cacao Barry) - fabulous!!!!


12/15/2017 06:43 PM

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I roasted a handful of hazelnuts (filberts) in an oven 350 F for 12min-15min, then put them in a kitchen towel to rub off the skins (more or less), chopped them into small pieces and then rolled the truffles in them (you have to press them on a bit so the nuts will stick). They were absolutely delicious and reminded me of a healthy version of Ferrero Rocher : )


04/07/2018 09:20 PM

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Thanks, DanLiz, for the tip about adding the ingredients!  I added 1/4 tsp of vanilla, too.  These are delicious!



02/05/2019 04:54 PM

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Excellent recipe. Made two batches today.


02/05/2019 09:04 PM

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I have cashew butter could I use that in stead of almond butter


02/24/2019 02:31 PM

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These are wonderful! Thanks to all of the tip on adding vanilla. I rolled some in coconut, a few in ground almonds and a few in plan Dr. F's cocoa powder. Just for kicks, I added a sprinkle of cinnamon in the cocoa powder before rolling the last two and have decided that's my favorite!


02/24/2019 11:48 PM

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I found these to be rather bland and dry


07/19/2020 09:38 PM

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Made these for the first time last night to eat following the quick and easy kale and white been stew (yum). I used super gooey dates from Trader Joe's so they were soft. Reminded me of softer tootsie rolls. Today I decided to put them in the freezer. Much more firm. I enjoyed them so much. Followed exact recipe. Did not roll in anything though.


01/15/2021 05:54 PM

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Delicious. My daughter said they are better than anything she could get from Ladurée. Insprired after hearing Dr. F on an audiocall talk about food prep say he's making them for his son. They are a bit of a "light at the end of the tunnel" for me:

- getting my family to enjoy WFPD

- finding craving alternatives

- knowing that others just eat 1

My batch yielded about 20 smaller balls.

This comment was last edited on 01/15/2021 05:54 PM


01/30/2021 08:32 PM

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OMG. That is all.


03/12/2021 03:38 PM

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06/24/2021 10:51 AM

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Very nice 


08/07/2021 07:08 PM

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11/24/2022 05:43 PM

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I didn't have almond butter so I used natural peanut butter. Also used raw cacao, chia seeds ground in a coffee bean grinder, and we measured the dates by water displacement. Rolled the balls in mixture of coconut flour and raw cacao. Very good. Next time I will try using a little vanilla. 


05/18/2023 10:36 PM

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Please add this to the kid friendly list. Nutritarian, meets my chocolate craving and satisfies the kids! Triple win!!!


09/14/2023 01:09 PM

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These are delicious and satisfying. I substituted peanut butter for the almond butter to give to a friend who's allergic to almonds, bakes with sugar, etc. (added vanilla as others suggested). The respondent's reaction: These are addictive! So good!