Easy, no-cook chocolate and date truffles that are vegan, Paleo, nut-free, added sugar-free and all-around amazing! They taste decadent, but are rich in nutrition and only 49 calories each.
- Place the dates in a small bowl; add enough boiling water to just cover the dates. Let stand for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Drain the dates, RESERVING 1/4 cup (60 mL) of the soaking water.
- Place the dates, coconut flour, cocoa powder, 3 tablespoons (45 mL) soaking water and (optional) salt into a food processor. Pulse, stopping to scrape the sides and bottom, until completely blended to a smooth, yet very thick, paste.
- Using a small cookie scoop or teaspoon, divide the dough into 14 equal portions. Roll each portion into a ball (they will measure about 1-inch/2.5 cm in diameter).
- The truffles can be enjoyed plain or rolled in coatings, such as cocoa powder, powdered sugar, finely chopped seeds or nuts, chopped unsweetened coconut flakes, natural sprinkles, cacao nibs, or Indian mukhwas.
Storage: Store the truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1 week or the freezer for up to 6 months.
Variation Ideas: The flavor of the truffles can be varied multiple ways, by adding a small amount of spices (e.g., 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon of favorite spices, such as cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, etc.), extracts (e.g., vanilla, almond, brandy, orange, lemon), or citrus zest (e.g., lemon, lime, orange).
Boozy truffle variation: Replace 1 to 3 tablespoons of the soaking liquid
Coconut flour tip: If measuring with cups (as opposed to weighing), be sure to lightly spoon the flour into the cup to avoid overpacking.
- Category: Deesert
- Method: No-Bake
- Serving Size: 1 truffle
- Calories: 49
- Sugar: 9.5 g
- Sodium: 4.3 mg
- Fat: 0.3 g
- Saturated Fat: 0.1 g
- Carbohydrates: 11.8 g
- Fiber: 1.9 g
- Protein: 0.8 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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