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Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr

Coconut-Date Truffle Bites

Pop a couple of chocolatey Coconut-Date Truffle Bites in your mouth for a sweet and satisfying afternoon pick-me-up.

Cooking Light SEPTEMBER 2013

  • Yield: Serves 28 (serving size: 1 truffle)
  • Hands-on: 20 Minutes
  • Total: 1 Hour, 20 Minutes


  • 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


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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 69
  • Fat: 4.1g
  • Saturated fat: 1.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.5g
  • Protein: 1.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 9.1g
  • Fiber: 1.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.4mg
  • Sodium: 22mg
  • Calcium: 15mg

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