Healthy Chocolate Truffles
A chocolate lovers dream, these chocolate truffles are raw, vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free & made with just 5 ingredients. No-bake & ready in 25 minutes!
Let me just start by saying, yes, these truffles are made from DATES! Rest assured, if you aren’t a big fan of dates, you’ll still love these. Imagine a rich & fudgy dark chocolate truffle, but without all the sugar. Made with just four simple, plant-based ingredients and coated in dark chocolate – they are the perfect fix for when your chocolate cravings strike.
Three words I would use to describe these chocolate truffles? Rich, decadent, luxurious. A must try! Did I mention that these truffles are made from dates, which are a superfruit, providing a multitude of benefits to the brain, digestive system & heart as they are high in fiber and rich in antioxidants. Chocolate truffles that I can indulge in without feeling guilty and actually have health benefits? Sign me up!
Chocolate Truffles Ingredients
• Medjool Dates – be sure to use medjool dates as they are the richest, sweetest and chewiest, making them perfect for achieving that classic truffle texture. You can buy medjool dates with the pit, or pitted.
How To Make Chocolate Truffles
First, soak the dates in boiling water in order to soften the skin and make them easier to process. Drain the dates and remove the pits (if not already pitted), then transfer all the ingredients to a food processor and process until the mixture forms into a ball.
Next, scoop out about 1-2 tablespoons of the mixture and roll into balls. Place on a parchment lined tray and freeze for at least 15 minutes.
Finally, dip the balls in the melted chocolate, let them set, and enjoy! It really is as easy as 1, 2, 3.
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, these allergen-friendly chocolate truffles are the perfect sweet treat to gift your Valentine / Galentine’s. To celebrate this holiday I make a double batch, package them up into these cute white boxes decorated with pink ribbon, and gift them to my dear friends and family, because everyone deserves a (healthy yet yummy) box of chocolates on Valentine’s Day.
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Healthy Chocolate Truffles
- Place the dates in a bowl with hot water and let them soak for 5-10 minutes. Drain the dates and remove the pits.
- Transfer the soaked and pitted dates to a food processor along with the cocoa powder, coconut oil, vanilla extract and salt. Process until the mixture forms into a ball, about 1-2 minutes.
- Scoop and roll into small balls (about 1-2 tbsp size). Place the balls onto a parchment lined baking sheet and freeze for at least 15 minutes.
- While the truffles are in the freezer, make the chocolate coating by adding the vegan chocolate chips and coconut oil to a microwave-safe bowl and place in the microwave for 30-second increments until the chocolate is completely melted and silky.
- Remove the truffles from the freezer and using a fork, dip each truffle into the chocolate, using the fork to turn and coat all sides. Then, scoop it out and place the chocolate coated truffle back onto the parchment-lined tray. Repeat until are all completed coated.
- Let the truffles sit until the chocolate has hardened, or place them in the refrigerator to speed up the process. Enjoy!
- I use Joolies Organic Fresh Medjool Dates. Use my discount code: BOOBOO for money off.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so it should only be used as an approximation.