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Healthy Dairy-Free Chocolate Truffles

Healthy Dairy-Free Chocolate-Almond Truffles

This recipe is naturally dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, and soy-free. For a nut-free option, see my original Chocolate Truffle Snack Recipe.

Yes, unprocessed chocolate is naturally dairy free! Be sure that the brand you use is made with pure fair trade cacao and uses only non-GMO ingredients. I like Pascha Chocolate - they're one of the most unprocessed brands out there.

Recipe and photo from GoDairyFree.org.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yield 9 servings
Calories 67 kcal
Author Alisa Fleming

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Soak the dates in hot water for 10 minutes. Drain.
  2. 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.
  3. Scoop the date mixture by the generous ½ tablespoon and roll it into balls.
  4. Place the almond meal on a plate, and roll the balls in it to coat.
  5. 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.

Recipe Notes

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.