Pop a couple of chocolatey Coconut-Date Truffle Bites in your mouth for a sweet and satisfying afternoon pick-me-up.
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
How to Make It
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.
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.
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.
These are simply incredible. I put all the ingredients together but opted to skip the chocolate coating because these were so good just as they are. Kind of like a Larabar, just easier to manage. And so healthy!
I made these for a book club gathering yesterday and they were a hit. I added about 4 roughly chopped prunes with the dates and used melted butter instead of coconut oil. I found I needed an additional ounce of chocolate for the dip but otherwise everything was to the recipe and my friends were so impressed. I would informally rename these 'power balls' because not only are they delicious, they are packed with goodness!