Wow, these look like a chocolate variation of Christmas! Make this fun, delicious and healthy recipe for the whole family. Kids love mixing ingredients and rolling the balls. Adults love eating them. It’s a win-win recipe for sure!
(Developed by professional recipe developer Teresa Ulyate and prepared in collaboration with Montagu Dried Fruit & Nuts for Things To Do With Kids Magazine)
100 g pitted dates
20 ml (4 tsp) cocoa powder
44 ml (3 tbsp) nut butter, e.g. peanut or almond butter
125 ml (½ cup) raw almonds
60 ml (¼ cup) raw cashews
15-30 ml (1-2 tbsp) honey
Desiccated coconut for rolling (optional)
Melted dark chocolate for drizzling (optional)
1. Place the dates, cocoa powder and nut butter in a food processor. Blitz until combined into a thick paste.
2. Add the almonds and cashews and blitz again until the nuts are finally chopped. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
3. Add one tablespoon of honey and mix again until everything is combined. Add another tablespoon of honey if the mixture looks a bit crumbly.
4. Roll teaspoons full of the mixture into balls. Roll each ball in coconut to coat or drizzle the balls with melted chocolate. Leave the truffles plain without coconut or chocolate if you prefer it that way.
5. Place the truffles in the fridge to set before serving.
6. Store the truffles in an airtight container in the fridge.
Tips from Teresa
– These truffles are perfect for lunch boxes, snack time and road trips.
– Add a delicious citrus twist by including a teaspoon of finely grated orange rind to the mixture.
– If you want to make vegan truffles, replace the honey with brown rice syrup.