Chocolate and healthy don’t sound like they belong in the same sentence. After all, if many of us could eat chocolate with no consequences, we would eat a lot more of it right? My little one formerly shunned chocolate but then quickly became a chocolate addict.
While I’ll allow her some dark chocolate and M&Ms occasionally, I don’t want to indulge her chocolate cravings too often. I still try to minimize her sugar intake and wanted to give her chocolate without feeling guilty. So I’m so glad that I discovered how to make healthy chocolate date truffles. These have a wonderful rich chocolate flavor. But they’re sugar free!
These healthy chocolate date truffles can be dressed up in different ways. Cover them in your choice of cocoa powder, coconut flakes, or nuts. If you blend the dates and cashews with water, the truffles will be a little more wet. But you can simply refrigerate or freeze the truffles to firm them up. I have packed them once or twice as part of my little one’s school snack and my husband happily gobbles up a few. This is definitely a staple and easy recipe in our house now and I hope you enjoy them too!
Healthy chocolate date truffles
- 1 1/2 cups pitted dates, soaked in water overnight
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder plus 1/4 cup for dusting
- 1/2 cup cashews
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup coconut flakes (optional)
About 10-12 1″ balls
Blender or food processor