Looking for a delicious snack
to satisfy your sweet tooth? Look no further than these decadent chocolate
hazelnut truffles. The best part? Dates and a touch of maple syrup add just
enough sweetness without adding any refined sugar.
Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: n/a
Yield: 15-18 truffles
½ c. raw hazelnuts
12 Medjool dates, pitted
2 T. cocoa powder, unsweetened
2 T. coconut flour
1 T. coconut oil, melted
1½ T. pure maple syrup
1 t. pure vanilla extract
¼ t. coarse salt
¼ c. hazelnuts or almonds, ground
¼ c. coconut flakes, finely shredded
2 T unsweetened cocoa powder + ¼ t. each cayenne pepper and coarse salt
pitted dates in a small bowl filled with warm water. Set aside to soak for
- Line a
rimmed baking sheet with wax paper and set aside. Pour each selected coating,
if using, onto a separate shallow, rimmed plate and set aside.
- Add hazelnuts
to a food processor and process until finely ground.
- Remove the
softened dates from bowl and drain off any excess water. Add dates and cocoa
powder to food processor and blend until smooth, approximately 3-4 minutes. Scrape
the sides, as necessary, to ensure mixture is thoroughly combined.
Tip: Add a few drops of water at a time, if necessary, to achieve a smooth consistency, but don’t add too much.
coconut flour, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt to the
mixture and process until combined.
the dough from the food processor and divide into 15-18 equal-sized portions.
Roll each section of dough into a ball before rolling in the selected coatings.
- Once coated, place on prepared baking tray and place in the refrigerator to chill for several minutes before serving. Enjoy!