Date and Almond Truffles

Date and Almond Truffles Recipe
Photo: Nina Choi; Styling: Lisa Lee
This dessert is for those at the table who want just a little something sweet. Store truffles in an airtight container for up to five days.


18 servings (serving size: 2 truffles)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Recipe Time

Prep: 35 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 158
Fat 9.1 g
Satfat 3 g
Monofat 4 g
Polyfat 1.6 g
Protein 3.3 g
Carbohydrate 19 g
Fiber 3.6 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.8 mg
Sodium 15 mg
Calcium 47 mg


2 1/2 cups whole pitted dates
2 cups slivered blanched almonds, toasted
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup flaked unsweetened coconut, toasted


1. Place first 5 ingredients in a food processor. Process 45 seconds, scraping down sides as needed, or until mixture forms a thick paste.

2. Place coconut in a shallow bowl. Shape the almond mixture into 36 (1-inch) balls. Roll balls in toasted coconut.

Allison Fishman,

Cooking Light

April 2011
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