Healthy Dairy-Free Chocolate-Almond Truffles
Prep Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yield 9 servings
Calories 67 kcal
- 4 large, pitted Medjool dates
- 2 tablespoons 85% to 100% cacao dark chocolate chips melted
- 1 tablespoons raw almond butter
- Natural sweetener optional to taste (see note)
- 2 tablespoons almond meal plus additional as needed
Soak the dates in hot water for 10 minutes. Drain.
In a medium bowl, mash the soaked dates with the melted chocolate chips and almond butter, until relatively smooth. Mix in sweetener, to taste, if using.
Scoop the date mixture by the generous ½ tablespoon and roll it into balls.
Place the almond meal on a plate, and roll the balls in it to coat.
Refrigerate the truffles for 30 minutes to set-up. Store the balls in an airtight container or zippered plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 3 months. These healthy truffles will actually stay tender when frozen, so they can be eaten straight from the freezer.
Sweetener Options: I use a few drops of pure liquid stevia just to heighten the flavors (here's how to make your own stevia extract). If you prefer another sweetener, start with just 1 teaspoon of finely ground coconut sugar, maple syrup, or honey. Nonetheless, you may find that the dates alone are sweet enough for a wholesome snack.