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Coconut-Date Truffle Bites

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
Hands-on time 20 mins
Total time 1 hr, 20 mins
Yield Serves 28 (serving size: 1 truffle)
Pop a couple of chocolatey Coconut-Date Truffle Bites in your mouth for a sweet and satisfying afternoon pick-me-up.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.