Healthy Almond Chocolate Truffles
These almond chocolate truffles are made with just six good-for-you ingredients – dates, almonds, cacao powder, coconut oil, a splash of vanilla extract, and a few pinches of sea salt. They are perfect to bring to your next party or to give as a holiday gift to friends and neighbors!
These little treats look and taste indulgent like traditional truffles, but they are packed with healthy ingredients. The dates add a touch of chewy sweetness, the almonds give just enough crunch, while the raw cacao makes them taste like pure chocolate bliss.
I am sure you’re going to love them. They’re:
→ super chocolaty
→ highly addictive
And let’s not forget they’re vegan, paleo, gluten-free, and dairy-free. 🙌
One of the best parts about these almond chocolate truffles is that they are super easy to make and can be prepared in minutes without fancy equipment. Simply blend all the ingredients in a food processor until you have a sticky dough, roll into balls, and coat with cacao powder.
I usually use raw almonds, but you can use any nuts you prefer, including pecans, cashews, walnuts, pistachios — or any combination you choose.
Medjool dates are large, soft, juicy dates with a caramel flavor. If they are not available, any other type of date will work, just soak them in warm water for 15/20 minutes to make them extra soft and sticky. And when rolling the balls, work with slightly damp hands to prevent the mixture from sticking to your fingers!
As an alternative to rolling them in cacao powder, you could try coating them with roasted sesame seeds, licorice powder, shredded coconut, unsweetened cocoa powder, chopped nuts, freeze-dried raspberry powder, hemp seeds, matcha green tea powder, or leave them plain. For a little extra indulgence, I love dipping these truffles in melted dark chocolate.
The flavoring extract is just as versatile. Almond, orange, coffee, peppermint, or even rum are great options!
That’s what makes this recipe so fun, you can mix and match flavors and coatings.
Store the almond chocolate truffles in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. They are best served at room temperature.
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How To Make It: Healthy Almond Chocolate Truffles
- 2 cups (340 g) Medjool dates (about 17) pits removed
- ½ cup (80 g) raw almonds
- ¼ cup (25 g) cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder plus extra for rolling
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
- Place all the ingredients in a food processor and process for 2-3 minutes, or until a sticky dough ball forms.
- Roll 2 teaspoons of the mixture into balls and roll in the extra cacao to coat.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.
- Nutritional information is for 1 truffle when making 28. It does not include any toppings you roll your truffles in.
- While these truffles are made with healthy ingredients, they do contain a lot of sugar from the dates. Eat them in moderation!