Coconut-Date Truffle Bites

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Coconut-Date Truffle BitesRecipe
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
Pop a couple of chocolatey Coconut-Date Truffle Bites in your mouth for a sweet and satisfying afternoon pick-me-up.
Serves 28 (serving size: 1 truffle)

Ingredients

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2/3 cup roasted, salted almonds
30 whole pitted dates
1/2 cup flaked unsweetened coconut
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

Preparation

Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 20 Minutes

1. Place almonds in a food processor; process until finely ground. Add dates; process until finely ground. Add coconut and next 3 ingredients (through salt); pulse until combined.

2. Scoop about 2 teaspoons cocoa mixture with a spoon, and roll into a ball. Repeat the procedure with remaining cocoa mixture. Place the truffles on a platter lined with parchment paper; refrigerate 1 hour.

3. Place chocolate in a medium microwave-safe bowl; microwave at HIGH 1 minute and 20 seconds or until melted, stirring every 20 seconds. Add truffles, stirring gently to coat. Return truffles to platter until the chocolate sets.

Created date

July 2013

Nutritional Information

Calories 69
Fat 4.1 g
Satfat 1.8 g
Monofat 1.2 g
Polyfat 0.5 g
Protein 1.2 g
Carbohydrate 9.1 g
Fiber 1.5 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.4 mg
Sodium 22 mg
Calcium 15 mg