No Bake Date Truffles

Rich, chocolatey and packed with nutrients, you will not believe that these date truffles are made without any added-sugar! Plus this is a no-bake recipe that comes together in minutes.

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About This Recipe

These date truffles are made by blending together dates, some nuts and cocoa powder, yup that’s it! It comes together in minutes and you can add whatever nuts you have on hand, or follow this recipe exactly. It’s a perfect healthy dessert option, that honestly once you try, it will actually be hard not to eat the whole batch at once!

These small treats are full of nutrients, fiber, and healthy sugars. They don’t contain any added sugar, unless you choose to coat them in melted chocolate. As a person who loves sweets, I can confirm that they satisfy my dessert and chocolate cravings while still being very healthy for me!

This is a perfect recipe for Ramadan as well, when kitchen pantries are full of dates.

What You Need To Make This Recipe

Dates: you can any type of dates, if they’re soft, like Medjool dates you go right ahead and blend them up, but if they’re a bit hard, them you would need to soak them in hot water for about 5-10 minutes.

Pumpkin Seeds: they are rich in healthy fats, fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals! You could also use sunflower seeds instead.

Walnuts: they are packed with nutrients and antioxidants, and the flavor goes very well with dates. You can however, ouse whatever nut you’d like, some other options would be almonds, pecans, hazelnuts, etc.

Cocoa powder: adding a bit of unsweetened cocoa powder add a delicious chocolate flavor to the date truffles, while also providing a bit of structure.

Poppyseeds: this is an optional ingredient but they contain so many essential nutrients and minerals.

Coating

Once you’ve made you date truffles, you can coat them in a number of different things. If you’re looking to make a completely sugar-free dessert, cocoa powder, shredded coconut, or finely chopped nuts would be great options. If you don’t mind a bit of sugar, coating them in melted dark chocolate would be the best option. Add some flaky sea salt to top it off, and you have yourself the best truffles you will ever taste!

How To Make Date Truffles

Step 1: In a food processor or a blender, blend your dates until it becomes a smooth paste. If your dates are hard, soak them in hot water for 5-10 minutes, drain, and then blend them. Add in the rest of the ingredients and blend until it all fully mushed up. The walnuts should have been blended into small pieces, make sure not to leave huge clumps of nuts in the mixture.

Step 2: Lightly oil your hands and roll the date mixture into small balls.

Step 3: Coat your date truffles in whatever you’d like! I used a combination of cocoa powder, shredded coconut, and melted dark chocolate with flaky sea salt(my personal fav!).

Storing/Freezing Instructions

Store the date truffles in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

To freeze the date truffles: place them in a tray lined with parchment paper and freeze for 2 hours. Then transfer the frozen date balls into a freezer-safe bag and freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw at room temperature, then store any leftovers in the fridge.

Pro Tips

  • If your dates are hard, soak them in hot water for 5-10 minutes depending on how dry they are. Then completely drain them before blending.
  • If you only have a blender, blend the dates and cocoa powder into a paste first, then transfer it into a bowl, then blend your remaining ingredients (nuts/seed) and mix it into the blended dates using a spatula.
  • If the date mixture is a bit sticky, oil you hands before rolling them into balls, this will prevent the date truffles from sticking to your hands.
  • Make the date truffles whatever size you’d like!
  • Coat the truffles in shredded coconut in you’re looking for an easy clean-up!

FAQ’s

What type of dates should I use?

You can use any type of dates, just keep in mind that if they’re a bit on the dry side, soak them in hot water for 5-10 minutes depending on how dry they are. Fully drain them and then proceed with the recipe.

Can I use different nuts?

Yes! Use any of your favorite nuts, just make sure you use the same quantity in total as I used of walnuts, do that would be 1 cup of any type of nut/nuts! Honestly a little bit more will not drastically effect the recipe.

Do the date truffles need to be refrigerated.

Yes, I highly recommend you refrigerate the truffles, especially if you’ve coated them in melted chocolate.

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No Bake Date Truffles

Rich, chocolatey and packed with nutrients, you will not believe that these date truffles are made without any added-sugar! Plus this is a no-bake recipe that comes together in minutes.

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 0 min

Total Time: 20 min

Course: Dessert/Snack

Servings: 32 truffles

Calories: 81kcal

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups dates (425g)
  • 1 cup walnuts (128g)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds (84g)
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder (5g)
  • 2 Tbsp poppyseeds

Topping Options

  • cocoa powder
  • shredded coconut
  • melted dark chocolate
  • finely chopped nuts

Instructions

  1. In a food processor or a blender, blend the dates(remove pits) until it forms a smooth paste. See tips for hard dates. ( 2 cups dates)
  2. Add in the walnuts, pumpkin seeds, cocoa powder, and poppyseeds. Blend until the ingredients are fully blended into the dates. (1 cup walnuts, 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds, 2 Tbsp cocoa powder, 2 Tbsp poppyseeds)
  3. Take about half a tablespoon of the mixture and roll it out into a smooth ball, repeat this process until you’ve used up all of the mixture. Oil your hands to prevent it sticking to your hand.
  4. Once you’ve made all the truffles, coat them in any of the options mentioned above or have it plain. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Note: The nutritional information is based on the date truffles without any coating.

Calories: 80.72kcal

Total Fat: 4.15g

Carbs: 11.03g

Sugars: 8.99g

Proteins: 1.77g

Sodium: 0.56g

Fiber: 1.46g

** Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered an estimate only. Actual nutritional content will vary based upon brands used, measuring methods, cooking method, portion sizes, and more. **

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