Raw Dark Chocolate Truffles

Source: Adapted by Ellie Freeman (MSN/DPD '13), Bastyr dietetic intern, from LiveSimply.com (2013).
Prep time: 10 minutes


Sweetened by dates and honey, these smooth silky truffles showcase cacao at its finest.

Watch this video to learn more about sugar cravings and how these treats can help. 

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2 cup
1 cup
Medjool dates, pitted
1 small
Hass avocado, cut into small chunks
2 tbsp
raw honey
1⁄4 cup
coconut oil
1⁄2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1⁄2 cup
cocoa or cacao, unsweetened (plus more if used as an optional topping)
1 pinch
  to taste
shredded coconut (optional topping)
  to taste
cocoa nibs (optional topping)
  to taste
sesame seeds (optional topping)
  to taste
chia seeds (optional topping)


Add the walnuts and dates to a food processor and pulse for 1-2 minutes, until finely chopped and beginning to stick together.

Add in remaining ingredients until well blended. The fudge "dough" will stick together and be moist.

Remove fudge from food processor and form into a ball, then break off small chunks and roll into about 15 small balls.

Roll the balls in the toppings of your choice (or sprinkle if using sea salt).

Once rolled, place the balls in the fridge. This will allow the coconut oil to firm up, creating a delicious fudgelike truffle.