The recipe for these truffles was taught to me by my friend Maria. She was my co-worker in a holistic kitchen up in the mountains of northern California. These came to be a favorite healthy and delicious treat!
In a food processor blend:
3 cups of pitted dates, 1 tsp of sea salt, 1 tsp of vanilla extract and a 1/2 cup of fresh orange juice with enough water to make a thick but smooth paste. Then, 1 Tbs at a time, add in unsweetened cocoa powder until the mixture begins to clump.
Wrap 1Tbs of cocoa/date paste around an almond (or any other nuts), then roll in extra cocoa powder. Continue this process until you have used all of the paste!
Refrigerate “truffles” until firm and enjoy!