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Date and nut truffles

Recipe from: 25 November 2014
recipes, sweets, chocolate

Ingredients 8
Servings 12
Time 00:10


  • 1
    dates (pitted and chopped)
  • 1
    mixed salted nuts (or any nuts according to your preference)
  • 1
    coconut oil (or butter)
  • 1
    egg (beaten)
  • 1/2
    slab dark chocolate (or any chocolate according to your preference broken into little chips)
  • 1/4
    Demerara sugar (or honey)
  • 1,5
    desiccated coconut (use as coating)
  • 1
    knife tip vanilla seeds (or paste or essence)



In a pot over a very low heat, add the oil and melt. Stir in the sugar until dissolved, followed by the dates and beaten egg. Mix well and stir for about 8 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the nuts and chocolate chips. Mix well and let this stand until mixture solidifies somewhat.

On a large plate, evenly spread the coconut and with 2 spoons, scoop the date mix and shape into round little balls. Roll the balls in coconut and spread the coating evenly.

Line a tray with wax paper and place the truffles on top. When all the truffles are done, refrigerate the completed batch for about 1 1/2 hours.

Recipe reprinted with permission of Bouffilicious. To see more recipes, please click here.


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