|Coconut Date Truffles Recipe|
|photo by recipe author|
Servings: about 30 truffles (depending on how big you roll them)
Preparation Time: 20 – 30 minutes
- 1 cup dates, pitted
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened dark cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- (additional unsweetened dark cocoa powder to roll truffles in)
Make sure all of your dates are pitted by cutting a slice in the date and pulling out the pits.
Place all of the ingredients (except the additional cocoa powder) in a food processor. Process until finely ground.
Place a small amount of cocoa powder in a shallow bowl.
Roll mixture into small balls, the size of your preference. I like to roll them into marble sized balls.
Drop 3 or 4 balls in the bowl with cocoa powder and roll around until coated.
Store dates chilled until ready to serve.
OPTIONS: Instead of rolling your truffles in cocoa powder, you can also use toasted almonds or unsweetened coconut!
Recipe submitted by Angela, Boca Raton, FL
Published on May 21, 2012