These rich truffles take only a very short time to make. And they are filled with all things healthy and raw, covered in chocolate and sprinkled with coconut for good measure! Trust us, you won’t be feeling bad in the slightest!
Chocolate Cookie Dough Truffles
1 cup Walnuts
1 cup Medjool Dates
1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1/4 teaspoon Almond Extract
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon Honey
1/3 cup plus 1 Tablespoon Cocoa Powder
1/3 cup sugar free Chocolate Chips or Chopped Chocolate, melted
Shredded Unsweetened Coconut, for sprinkling
Blend walnuts in food processor until a coarse meal. Add pitted dates and blend well. Add extracts and honey and combine well. Add the cocoa powder and blend until well combined. Melt chocolate in microwave or on the stove. Roll out your dough into 1- 1/2 inch balls. Spoon melted chocolate on top and sprinkle with coconut. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
Dates are a fruit that come from the Date Palm Tree which is referred to by some as the “tree of life”. Dates contain a high amount of fiber, potassium and b-vitamins. They are also full of easily digestible carbohydrates. Dates contain powerful antioxidants, making them great for the immune system as well as aiding the body in fighting cancer. You can find Medjool dates at Costco, many health foods stores or order them online.