You don’t need to go to a fancy chocolate shop to indulge in rich and decadent truffles. This homemade paleo recipe is packed with healthy raw cacao powder and almond meal, so you get a rich boost of magnesium and protein instead of empty calories.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 18 truffles
Food processor or high-speed blender
Large mixing bowl
2 cups Medjool dates (approximately 18 dates), pits removed
¼ cup filtered water
2 T coconut oil, melted
1 T vanilla extract
1 cup almond meal or almond flour
¼ cup Cacao Bliss or raw cacao powder (+ more for dusting)
¼ t pink Himalayan salt
Place the pitted dates, water, melted coconut oil, and vanilla extract together in the food processor.
Blend until you get a thick, brown paste, scraping down the sides as needed.
Transfer the date paste to a mixing bowl and add the almond meal, cacao powder, and salt. Mix well to combine.
Once it becomes manageable and not too sticky, roll a rounded teaspoon of the mixture between your palms to form a small ball.
Roll each ball in cacao powder to coat evenly all over.
Enjoy your chocolate truffles immediately, or store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days, or in the freezer for up to three months.
Bonus Tip: I used almond meal in this recipe for volume, but you can also use finely ground cashews or walnuts for a different flavor.
These bite-sized chocolate truffles are a healthy treat that is out-of-this-world divine.
Special thanks to Felicia Lim at PaleoHacks for contributing this recipe to share with you!
You might also like:
Yours in health and happiness,
P.S. Feel free to share this delicious recipe with your friends and family! And please comment below — do you love truffles?