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Healthy sweet treat – Date truffles

Super delicious sweet treat – Date truffles, no cook recipe and a great family and toddler treat! sugar-free only naturally sweeten by the datesSuper delicious sweet treat - Date truffles, no cook recipe and a great family and toddler treat! sugar-free only naturally sweeten by the datesDate truffles

Yummy Date truffles

Great Raw dessert for the entire family and a great snack for your toddler as there’s only natural ingredients in this recipe.

No cook recipe that is a great “pick-me-up” snack but also great for all occasions, and there is plenty of room to play with the coating. Nutty date truffles are naturally sweetened by dates with no added sugar. You just won’t believe how good they taste and how easy to prepare they can be, it’s a matter of mixing the ingreidents and then forming it.

This date truffle recipe is freezable! Make a double portion of the date paste and save the preparation time. Just defrost the paste the night before and you will have a ready paste to form the super delicious date truffles from.

Date truffles

Date truffles

Date truffles

 

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cups of Macadamia nuts
  • 23 Soft dates
  • 4 tbsp. Raw cacao powder (sugar-free)
  • 2/3 cups of desiccated coconut plus 1 cup for decorating.
  • 2 tsp licorice powder (can be omitted)
  • All organic if possible

Decorative coating ideas:

  • Desiccated coconut
  • Cacao powder
  • Crushed pistachio
  • Sesame

You need a food processor for this recipe.   Insrtuctions:

  1. Pit the soft dates.
  2. Blend the macadamia nuts first. Then add the dates, coconut, cacao and the licorice powder.
  3. Blend everything until the ingredients sticks together almost like a dough. Do not blend the pastry too much give it a couple of pulses and then check the pastry if its firm enough to form the balls off.
  4. Form the balls with your hands.
  5. Roll the balls in the desired coatings and place them on a plate.
  6. Keep the truffles in room temperature and if it is for a later serving keep them cool in the fridge.

If the pastry is too firm, add more soft dates. The stickier the pastry is the better the decorations sticks to the date truffles. Just do not add too many dates because then you might get a too soft pastry to form anything out off. And if it’s too sticky add more nuts or desiccated coconut. Find a fine balance between both.


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