Four Delicious, Healthy Truffle Recipes!

Want to bring a treat to remember? Try these delicious truffle recipes from Deb’s friend Nicole.

These no bake, healthy truffles are not only delicious, but also dairy free and free of saturated fat and refined sugar!!! The secret is to use medjool dates as your main ingredient.  Packed full of vitamins, minerals and fiber, the health benefits of dates are remarkable. They’ve been proven to decrease cholesterol and boost bone health amongst a long list of other benefits.

 

Cranberry Pistachio Truffles

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3/4 cup dates
  • 1/4 cup pistachios
  • 1/4 cup cranberries
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened coconut

Add dates to the bowl of your food processor.

Pulse for 15-20 seconds, until dates begin to break down.

Add pistachios, cranberry and coconut.

Blend until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Remove blade.

Roll mixture into one inch balls.

Store in the refrigerator for 5-7 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4 cup dates
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder

Add dates to the bowl of your food processor.

Pulse for 15-20 seconds, until dates begin to break down.

Add peanuts, peanut butter and cocoa powder.

Blend until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Remove blade.

Roll mixture into one inch balls.

Store in the refrigerator for 5-7 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months.

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Pumpkin Oatmeal Truffles

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup pure pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup dates
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tbspn ground flax seeds

Add dates to the bowl of your food processor.

Pulse for 15-20 seconds, until dates begin to break down.

Add coconut, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice and flaxseed.

Blend until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Add oats and pulse until mixed.

Remove blade.

Roll mixture into one inch balls.

Store in the refrigerator for 5-7 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months.

* Why add ground flaxseed to the pumpkin oat truffles?

Flax seeds are a good source of omega-3 fats and fiber. Flax seeds have anti-inflammatory properties, promote bone health, and may help protect against heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Studies have shown that nutrients in flax seeds can help prevent and lower high blood pressure and cholesterol.

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Lemon Coconut Truffles

INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4 cup dates
  • 2 T lemon juice, 1 small lemon (zest only)
  • 2tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
  • extra unsweetened coconut for coating outside

Add dates to the bowl of your food processor.

Pulse for 15-20 seconds, until dates begin to break down.

Add lemon juice, zest, and coconut.

Blend until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Remove blade.

Roll mixture into one inch balls.

Roll balls in extra coconut.

Store in the refrigerator for 5-7 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months.

 

Enjoy!