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!

almond chocolate truffles coated with cacao powder

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:

→ rich

→ fudgy

→ creamy

→ salty-sweet

→ super chocolaty

→ decadent

→ nutty

→ highly addictive

And let’s not forget they’re vegan, paleo, gluten-free, and dairy-free. 🙌

almond chocolate truffles on a baking sheet without coating

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!

close-up of medjool dates

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.

Almond chocolate truffles coated with raw cacao powder on a white plate

Try this recipe and let us know what you think! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #aseasyasapplepie on Instagram. We’d love to see what you come up with!

Looking for more healthy treats? Check out my Lemon Coconut Energy Balls and No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites.

Almond chocolate truffles coated with raw cacao powder
5 from 2 votes
Healthy Almond Chocolate Truffles
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
Author: as easy as Apple Pie
Course: Dessert, Snack
Servings:28 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.

  • 2 cups (340 grams) Medjool dates (about 17) pits removed
  • 1/2 cup (80 grams) raw almonds
  • 1/4 cup (25 grams) cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder plus extra for rolling
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and process for 2-3 minutes, or until a sticky dough ball forms. 

  2. Roll 2 teaspoons of the mixture into balls and roll in the extra cacao to coat.

  3. 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!

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Nutrition Information
Amount per serving (1 truffle) — Calories: 60, Fat: 2.4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 19.7mg, Carbohydrates: 10.1g, Fiber: 1.4g, Sugar: 7.4g, Protein: 1g

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18 comments on “Healthy Almond Chocolate Truffles”

  1. I absolutely love truffles! I love your recipe with almonds. I’ll have to make these!

  2. I love that this is a healthier treat. I have a bunch of medjool dates in my fridge as my husband received a huge amount from one of his vendors at work. So this seems the perfect recipe for me!

  3. Love truffles! Love healthy! These sound amazing, and I love that you used dates. Yum!

  4. Yum! These look amazing! They would make the perfect gift for friends, coworkers, and neighbors!

  5. Talk about a lovely Christmas treat for us this season! I love that it’s healthy as well and not just decadent! I think it’s something that my husband and I will enjoy very much! It looks sooooo good!

  6. I love truffles and these look so good. I think I have all the ingredients and could try these tonight. I better get cracking. Thanks for the awesome recipe.

  7. These sound delicious! I love making truffles, there is nothing fancy or hard to making them and they taste so yummy.

  8. Those look perfect! I love how you added the nutrition content and those photos make it mouth watering.

  9. These look super good. I have a lot of friends that are on restricted diets for one reason or another so I would love to have something for them.

  10. These look super delicious! I have to try making these with my daughter very soon. I love that they are better for you too!

  11. I think I might have all of the ingredients in my pantry to make these. I’ve made some truffles similar to these before and they were so delicious. They taste so naughty you wouldn’t know they are healthy.

  12. Wow these look amazing. I could make these and give them to our neighbors as holiday gifts.

  13. Wow, these look incredible! We love truffles but I never make them at home. These are absolutely something my daughter would love to help in the kitchen with!

  14. these look so amazing! If they are healthy for you, that makes it even better.

  15. Do you think I can try this recipe but with dried apricot?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Do you want to replace the dates with apricots? I don’t think apricots are as sweet as dates. You also need something sticky. Maybe apricots+honey? 🙂

  16. Absolutely wonderful.., no need to even roll in powder after at our house!

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