Chocolate Date Truffles
(Vegan, Paleo, Gluten free)
All natural, quick and easy, crisp and crunchy, decadent and rich, sweet and salty, deliciously chewy, chocolate coated, double stuffed dates
First of all really sorry for not posting any recipes lately, have been busy packing. I am sure you guys must be confused am I going to back to India… lol. Well my husband and I are shifting to Texas as he got a new project out there… So in this packing trail I donot get much time to wear my chefs cap and try out something new… I so miss it…and that’s why decided to make something quick and which could finish my stock from the kitchen… 😉😬
Trust me these were ready in 15 minutes and tasted heavenly. Perfect delights for in between sugar cravings.
You can make these truffles with end number of stuffings and combinations… Well I made two different types, cashew butter and almond joy as these were already at home and I had to finish them… You can also add stuffings like chocolate almond butter, peanut butter, chocolate cake etc etc…. Just use your imagination. I Am sure all of the combination will taste heavenly.
Well nutritionally it definitely is healthy, vegan and paleo if you use dark chocolate and plain coconut rather than sweetened one, and definitely gluten free. Also dates are a good source of calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, magnesium and zinc… and not to forget chocolate which is a powerful antioxidant that helps to lower blood pressure and improve blood flow.
I can definitely gorge on these truffles throughout the day.. what about you guys?… lol 😂
Chocolate Date Truffles
Prep time 5 mins
Total time 15 mins
Yields 16 Truffles
16 Mejdool dates, pits removed
32 raw almonds
1 1/2 Tablespoons of cashew butter (or sub nut butter of choice)
1 1/2 tbsp of sweetened coconut
1 cup (100g) good quality milk or dark chocolate (use dairy free if vegan)
1. Line a small baking sheet (or just a small, flat plate of some kind) with baking/parchment paper (or a silpat mat if you have one) and set aside
2. Melt your chocolate by your preferred method.
3. While your chocolate is melting, place 1 teaspoon of cashew butter and sweetened coconut into the center of your pitted date, then pop in one almond and carefully squeeze the sides of your now stuffed date back together to close it up and place it onto your prepared baking sheet (or plate)It’s Ok if there is a little nut butter or coconut filling visible at the “seam” it’ll be nicely contained within our dreamy chocolate coating in a matter of minutes.
4. Repeat until all dates have been filled
5. Place your dates one at a time, into our delicious melted chocolate and gently toss to coat. You can use spoons to gently roll the date through the chocolate quite easily.
6. Once your double stuffed date has a nice and even-ish chocolate coating, place back onto the baking sheet, and top with an additional almond. Repeat until all dates are coated and adorned with an extra sweet little almond.
7. Once all dates have been dipped, pop them into the fridge or freezer for 5–10 minutes until set.
8. These delicious little morsels will keep stored in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or can be frozen for up to 3 months.
Nutrient value per serving
Carbs 11.7 gms
Proteins 1.5 gms
Fate 4.6 gms
Weight watchers points 4
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