Overview

These simple little raw chocolate truffles taste just like the real thing. Dates, walnuts, cacao, seeds and salt combine in a food processor. Roll them in cacao or dried coconut for extra pizzazz. Garnish with goji berries for added color.
  • Prep Time

    5 min
  • Total Time

    5 min
  • Suggested Servings

    8 servings
  • Yield

    8 truffles
  • Shelf Life

    5 days in fridge
  • Equipment

Ingredients

Nutrition Facts

Directions

  • 1. Process the nuts/seeds in the food processor. Keep processing them until you can't see the nuts anymore, but stop processing before they get too soft looking.
  • 2. Add the dates, seasalt and cocoa powder. Process again until everything is well mixed and clumped together.
  • 3. Roll the balls in your hand and form balls.  Some people like to roll completed truffles in goji berries, cocunut, cocoa powder, etc., but I prefer mine simple.

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

Raw chocolate truffles were the very first raw food that made me certain that I could become a raw vegan for an extended period of time.

This recipe just requires a food processor and a few ingredients.

These are also delicious if you crumble a truffle or two on top of sliced bananas or other chopped fresh fruit.

Good luck and enjoy these simple, sweet raw treats.

 

Nutrition Overview

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  • This recipe is very low in Calories, Fat, Carbohydrates, and Sodium.

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Hi - what could I use instead of dates?

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Really yummy. I substituted dried prunes and Raisns for the dates. Thanks for the recipe.

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Hi Rachael, you can use raisins instead of dates in this recipe.

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Mira's Review

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These sound amazing, exactly what I was looking for! Will try them!

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Enjoy, Mira! :)

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Hey, what can I use instead of dates and any other dried fruit?
Honey?

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Hi Laragh,

Dates are usually used for STICKINESS (to get the recipe to stick together) AND sweetness AND as SUBSTANCE/BULK.

So... when substituting something other than dates, you need to consider all of those elements.

In this recipe, you can use raisins instead, but raisins are not quite as sweet so you may need to add a bit of honey

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I think this will be my first recipe I try from you :D so perfect for the opening of a Lush store :) Thank you so much :)

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Oooh, sounds like fun. The truffles would definitely suit! :)

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I would love to make this. This looks yummy and the recipe is so simple for me being a starter in cooking so I can easily make it. Thanks for the recipe Rawtarian :)

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Hope you've tried and liked! :)

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Not yet, but I am going to try this weekend for sure :)

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:)

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I made these in my mini processor- the Cuisinart wand one because I use it to shred my apples for the breakfast cereal (which by the way, I am addicted to). I did it that way because it was late at night when I got a craving for something snacky. The seeds must not have blended fine enough and I couldn't form a truffle ball, so I stirred in some coconut butter and put the lot in the fridge. The next morning, I used a small melon scoop to form the truffles and my goodness, they are perfect. I will make this again, and again and again! Thank-you for all of your raw food support!

MaSteffie

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Good thinking! I'm glad you liked these!

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Oh these were really, really good. Your recipe directions didn't say when to throw in the sunflower seeds but after making your raw carrot cake recipe, I knew they needed extra chopping time in the food processor so I took all the ingredients out of the mixing bowl, chopped up the sunflower seeds then combined everything again. Anyway, they are mighty good! Thank you!

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Hi Cindy,

So glad you enjoyed! Thanks for your note re: sunflower seeds - I changed the instructions and made it clearer.

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Just made these with prunes as suddenly realised I had forgotten to buy any more dates! Seemed to work ok and still taste good!

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Prunes are a great sub for dates in many recipes, this one included :)

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Can these be made in the vitamixv..maybe in dry caraffe ?

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Not really, Suzi. They will get all munged up

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How long will these keep? I made a huge batch, put them in cute little jars as gifts, and now our holiday party has been rescheduled due to weather! Should I freeze them, or keep them in the fridge?

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Hi Mike! I'd freeze them, then defrost the day before. But generally they're good in the fridge for 5 days or so

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I'm actually addicted to these now! :-) They're so easy and delicious. I've made 2 batches in maybe a week? My partner (Mr. sweet tooth) has also decided he would be happy to substitute all the junk he eats with these (or anything as equally delicious). You have revitalised my interest in raw food, so now I'm gonna splash out and get a dehydrator....if for no other reason than to try your cracker recipes which look delicious! Thank you for making raw food much easier than I have seen on other websites!!!

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Not a bad addiction to have, Aoife!

So glad to have you here with me, and glad you've got a renewed zest that Mr. Sweet Tooth can benefit from :)

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Pumpkin seeds in the shell OK?

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Nope, don't do that. :)

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Healthy Explorations's Review

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Hi Rawtarian,

I am so glad I found you, as this evening I was craving a chocolate dessert and was on the verge of going out to buy one, however was so much better off making a batch of these that I found from you! So grateful and appreciative of your recipe as it was quick so that I could satisfy my craving promptly!

I did make some changes to it, the reasons leading to my next questions for you - but they turned out fab!

I mixed dates, coconut oil, almond meal, cacao powder.

I didn't even use any fixed amounts of each, I just guessed for each portion and surprisingly, to my huge delight, they turned out perfect, making 15 delicious balls. I cannot wait to make them again!

Questions:

- I used almond meal because I do not have a food processor as of yet, although I am looking for one. Are there any you would recommend or know of that are good but not too heavily priced, for your recipes which call for quite a lot of crushing of nuts and hard to blend ingredients, such as dates? I would prefer a blender/food processor all in one

Other than that, what do you think of using almond meal as a quick alternative to crushing nuts. I personally found it extremely delicious. I am yet to try but I am sure one could also use parts of flaxseed powder and LSA?

Thank you again and so happy I found you!

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