Date-Coconut Butter-Cocoa Truffles

These truffles are just amazing: really simple, totally healthy and so tasty. Basic ingredients are dates, coconut butter and cocoa powder.
I don’t like to use olis in my recipes and most raw treats usually contain coconut oil, this recipe uses coconut butter instead, which is a whole food and so much healthier. Also replacing cocoa powder with carob powder makes it even more healthier. If you are not fond of carob taste like I am, use half carob half cacao, as you get the taste of cacao and benefits of carob.

You can use different things to coat the truffles or you can even fill them with nuts or cherries. I have tried coconut flakes, hemp hearts, cocoa powder, sesame seeds, crushed peanuts and homemade digestive cookie crumble. My favorites are sesame seed and cocoa crust and cherry filled truffles.

I have tried to make this with food processor and it didn’t work out and I had to use my Vitamix instead. So I think you need a high power blender for this because it makes your machine do a heavy work. I am afraid that a weaker blender wouldn’t get the job done or the worst case it will purn out the engine.

Ingredients:

  • 300g dates
  • 100g coconut butter
  • 4 tbsp organic cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp pink himalayan salt
  • Pich of organic vanilla powder
  • Cocoa and sesame seeds for coating

Instructions:

  1. If using hard dried dates, soak them in hot water for 10 minutes, then drain well. Pour dates in blender.
  2. Melt coconut butter and pour in the blender with dates. Blend until smooth and even. Use tamper to push down constantly since it is quite thick and sticky mass.
  3. Add salt, vanilla and cocoa powder and blend until mixed evenly.
  4. Dip your hands in water and roll small balls. If desired roll half the balls in sesame seeds and other half in cocoa powder.
  5. Place the balls in a fridge safe container and freeze for few hours until they are firmed up.

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