Chocolate Date Truffles

Healthy, guilt-free, delicious chocolate treat, sweetened naturally, just with dates. Also vegan, gluten-free. Easy to make.

Course Dessert
Keyword chocolate, glutenfree, guilt-free, healthy, no sugar, nuts, truffles, vegan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Refrigeration 30 minutes


For the filling:

  • 12 Dates
  • 200 grams Nuts Single or mixed. I used an equal mix of almonds, walnuts and cashewnuts - ground into a coarse powder:
  • 5 teaspoons Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon flavouring of choice (Optional): either Orange zest or Cinnamon or Vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon Rock salt Optional - but highly recommended.

For the coating:

  • 200 grams dark chocolate


  1. Whizz the ingredients of the filling together in the mixie or food processor, until it just comes together into a (somewhat sticky!) mass.
  2. Roll into tablespoon-sized balls, apply oil to palms, if required.
  3. Refrigerate till firm.
  4. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler, dip the balls into the chocolate and place on a parchment or silicon lined tray. (Add a spoonful of oil into the chocolate if needed, to make it smoother while coating.)

  5. Leave aside till set.

Recipe Notes

Can be stored at room temperature for a few days.