15 Minute Healthy Dark Chocolate Truffles

Vegetarian
Vegan
Gluten Free
Dairy Free
Health score
4%
15 Minute Healthy Dark Chocolate Truffles
45 min.
12
235kcal
100%sweetness
15.92%saltiness
27.82%sourness
17.74%bitterness
24.81%savoriness
53.99%fattiness
0%spiciness

Ingredients

  • 15  dates dried pitted
  • 0.8 cups slivered almonds sliced
  • 0.5 cup pecans 
  • 0.3 cup cocoa powder 
  • teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • tablespoon agave nectar (or honey)
  • 0.3 teaspoon sea salt 
  • cup water hot
  • 12 servings coconut flakes crushed for coating the truffles
  • 12 servings coconut flakes crushed for coating the truffles

Equipment

  • food processor

Directions

  1. Soak the dates in hot water while you get the rest of the ingredients and start on step 2 (about 5 minutes). The water should be hot to the touch but not hot enough to burn you.
  2. Process the almonds in a food processor until coarse almond meal is formed.
  3. Add the pecans and process until they are ground up into a coarse meal as well.
  4. Drain the dates and use your hand to squeeze out excess water.
  5. Add the drained dates, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, agave nectar, and salt to the food processor. Process until a smooth paste forms.
  6. Use a tablespoon measure to help you form the truffles. Pack a heaping tablespoon of the mixture into the tablespoon measure really pack it in there. Use your fingers to slide the half-rounded ball out of the tablespoon measure, and then use your hands to form a tightly packed ball of truffle goodness. Be gentle with them I found that they fall apart if you try to roll them into balls. It is best to squish them with your hand into perfect little spheres.
  7. Form truffles until you use up all the mixture. The last bit that was not enough for a truffle went straight into my mouth. :)
  8. If you choose to, gently roll the truffles in the toppings of your choice. I had some turtle crunch sprinkles, unsweetened coconut flakes, and extra cocoa powder. The cocoa powder definitely gives the the truffles an extra dark chocolate kick, so if you dont like the bitterness of the cocoa powder then dont use that as a topping.

Nutrition Facts

Calories235kcal
Protein5.92%
Fat69.27%
Carbs24.81%

Properties

Glycemic Index
7.25
Glycemic Load
3.33
Inflammation Score
-2
Nutrition Score
8.0047826086957%

Flavonoids

Cyanidin
0.76mg
Delphinidin
0.3mg
Catechin
1.55mg
Epigallocatechin
0.41mg
Epicatechin
3.59mg
Epigallocatechin 3-gallate
0.09mg
Eriodictyol
0.02mg
Naringenin
0.03mg
Isorhamnetin
0.18mg
Kaempferol
0.03mg
Quercetin
0.28mg

Taste

Sweetness:
100%
Saltiness:
15.92%
Sourness:
27.82%
Bitterness:
17.74%
Savoriness:
24.81%
Fattiness:
53.99%
Spiciness:
0%

Nutrients percent of daily need

Calories:234.73kcal
11.74%
Fat:19.53g
30.05%
Saturated Fat:12.1g
75.64%
Carbohydrates:15.74g
5.25%
Net Carbohydrates:9.87g
3.59%
Sugar:8.74g
9.71%
Cholesterol:0mg
0%
Sodium:57.55mg
2.5%
Caffeine:4.12mg
1.37%
Protein:3.75g
7.51%
Manganese:0.98mg
49.08%
Fiber:5.87g
23.46%
Copper:0.37mg
18.39%
Magnesium:54.18mg
13.54%
Vitamin E:1.9mg
12.65%
Phosphorus:103.71mg
10.37%
Iron:1.36mg
7.55%
Potassium:260.2mg
7.43%
Vitamin B2:0.12mg
6.8%
Selenium:4.68µg
6.69%
Zinc:0.95mg
6.33%
Vitamin B6:0.1mg
4.93%
Vitamin B1:0.06mg
4.08%
Calcium:32.63mg
3.26%
Vitamin B3:0.58mg
2.88%
Vitamin B5:0.28mg
2.83%
Folate:8.44µg
2.11%
Source:Foodista