Healthy chocolate truffles

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chocolate truffles
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Chocolate truffles are the perfect Easter recipe, but your family will love them at any time of year. With cocoa and dates for natural sweetness they’re rich and delicious, but low in cholesterol and suitable for vegans.

Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: None Difficulty rating: Easy


Makes 20 servings

2 cups pitted dates

2/3 cup ground almonds

½ cup cocoa

40 ml water

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Optional: extra cocoa for dusting


  1. Place all the ingredients (except extra cocoa for dusting) in a food processor.
  2. Blend until smooth and well mixed.
  3. Take one heaped teaspoon of mix to make one choc truffle.
  4. Roll each teaspoon of mixture into a ball between your hands.
  5. You can dust the balls in a little extra cocoa if you like by rolling the truffle lightly on a plate sprinkled with cocoa.
  6. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.a handful of almonds


  • Chocolate truffles make a fantastic healthy treat for Easter. They’re nice and chocolatey but only contain natural sugars from the dates.
  • You can also coat the truffles with a thin layer of coconut or some finely chopped almonds or another nut of your choice.

  • Be careful of the dates if you’re cooking for someone who is gluten intolerant. Although dates don’t contain gluten, they are sometimes dusted to prevent them from sticking and the dusting flour may contain wheat and gluten.
  • Before packing these to take somewhere, be aware that many places, including some schools and play centres, have a nut-free policy.

Nutritional content

Nutritional information for 1 serving:

 Energy 270.58 kJ
64.67 cal
 Protein 1.43 g
 Total fat 2.53 g
 Saturated fat 0.32 g
 Carbohydrates 8.37 g
 Total sugars 7.75 g
 Fibre 2.03 g
 Sodium 6.99 mg
 Cholesterol 0 mg
 Potassium 160.17 mg
Calcium 17.15 mg
Iron 0.74 mg
Zinc 0.37 mg


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Date Created: March 25, 2013 Date Modified: September 19, 2018