Date and Cocoa Truffles

I recently mentioned that my family and I were visiting California.  While I was there, I noticed a container of Medjool dates in the refrigerator, and my mind instantly went to the recipe for Date and Cocoa Truffles that Asiya had shared earlier.  These are a great way to get your sweet fix without worrying about setting yourself back 🙂

 

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Date and Cocoa Truffles

Yield:  16 – 20 Bites

Ingredients:

  • 14 – 16 Medjool dates, pitted
  • ½ cup almonds, finely ground
  • ½ cup walnuts, finely ground
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • For topping:  shredded coconut, powdered sugar, ground nuts, or cocoa

Directions:

Rinse dates under cold water.  Add dates, ground almonds and walnuts, cocoa, vanilla, and salt to a food processor.  Process until the dates have been completely minced and a ball is formed.  Remove from the food processor and refrigerate for half an hour.

Divide the dough into 16 to 20 pieces and roll into balls.  Roll each ball in desired toppings.

Refrigerate and store in an airtight container.

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