Recipe 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.

 

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Nutrition Facts

Nutritional score: 85 out of 100
  • This recipe is very low in Calories, Carbohydrates, and Sodium.
  • This recipe is low in Fat.
  • This recipe is a good source of Vitamin E.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Protein, and Vitamin B6.

Amounts per 28 g (1 oz) suggested serving

NameAmount% Daily
Calories 131 5 %
Protein 4 g 7 %
Fat 10 g 12 %
Carbohydrates 11 g 3 %
Dietary Fiber 2.9 g 9 %
Sugars 6 g
Calcium 21 mg 2 %
Iron 1.1 mg 9 %
Sodium 38 mg 2 %
Source: The Rawtarian, USDA

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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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I'm dangerously allergic to chocolate so I substitute carob. Carob has natural sugar and every nutrient and is Diabetes-friendly. My recipe isn't entirely vegan. My recipe: 1/4 cup roasted carob powder, 1/2 cup almond or peanut or sesame butter 1/2 cup raisins ( soaked in warm water as I don't own a food processor),1/2 cup sunflower seeds, 1/4 cup walnuts, 1/2 cup dry milk, 1/2 cup Nestle's Carnation ORIGINAL Malted milk powder . I mix nd form a dough. I roll balls in coconut shreds or sesame seeds. Chill and viola! A malt-tasting Mock brownie. I also have substituted 1/4 cup agave for raisins.

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Thanks so much for sharing your modifications, Louise!

xox

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Would it alter the end result if I soaked the nuts and seeds overnight? My mom always soaks her for added nutrition.

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In some recipes, using wet nuts is not recommended because it alters the way the ingredients behave.

But in this recipe, using moist nuts is fine. Just be sure to briefly pat them dry with a clean tea towel to remove most of the excess water.

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ShawFam's Review

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These were so easy and SO yummy. My girls and I made them and ate half already. Couldn't get medjool dates so used ordinary ones and soaked them for 10 mins in hot water first. I know its not strictly raw but worked a treat. Thanks

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Hey Shaw's!

Glad you liked them. They're really good frozen too - the texture changes and is chewier. If there are any left, try freezing a couple.

I often use ordinary dates too - keeps the costs down.

Shaws, what will you make next I wonder?

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Leo's Review

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Incredibly easy and delicious!

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Glad you like, Leo! :)

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RebeccaT's Review

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Really tasty! We all need a little indulgence. I did have a little trouble getting it to form balls. I think my dates were too dry. I'm used to Medjool dates, but I bought a package of Mariani pitted dates to try. I didn't think to add honey or agave nectar until I read this thread. I improvised by packing the mix into a 1/8 cup measuring cup and made some neat little truffles. :)

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Glad it hit the spot, Rebecca :)

Re: not forming into balls, next time process a little longer.... That way more of the oils will release from the nuts, and the batter should be more moldable.

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Awesome

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Glad you approve, Lars! :)

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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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Hi. Maybe dried figs or dried apples? Humm

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I think dried figs would be good too! (Dried apples won't be sticky enough IMO.)

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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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truffles's Review

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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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