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!
3 thoughts on “Recipe: Tantalizing Christmas “Truffles” (GF, Vegan, Paleo Friendly)”
I am an ardent fan of your sermons and have had the pleasure of savoring some of your delightful and delicious meals. I am going to try the Strata tomorrow. It looks great. I am wondering: How many servings are in this recipe? And, more or less, how many truffles are in the Christmas truffle recipe?
SO excited you are trying the Strata and that you are checking out my blog! I would say the strata recipe makes four hearty servings, if paired with a salad. Don’t be shy about adding other ingredients you have in the fridge: sun dried tomatoes, chopped meat or faux meat, roasted red peppers– it is easy to dress it up! The truffle recipe probably makes 20-30 truffles (but the keep well in the fridge for a couple of weeks.)
Thanks Tam. Good to know I can modify the strata based on the ingredients in my fridge but I am not sure those truffles will “stay” in my fridge/freezer 😉