Desserts/ Vegan

Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

Serves: 15-18 truffles
Prep Time: 25 minutes

Looking for a delicious snack to satisfy your sweet tooth? Look no further than these decadent chocolate hazelnut truffles. The best part? Dates and a touch of maple syrup add just enough sweetness without adding any refined sugar.

Ingredients

  • ½ c. raw hazelnuts
  • 12 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 T. cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 2 T. coconut flour
  • 1 T. coconut oil, melted
  • 1½ T. pure maple syrup
  • 1 t. pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ t. coarse salt
  • Optional Coatings:
  • ¼ c. hazelnuts or almonds, ground
  • ¼ c. coconut flakes, finely shredded
  • 2 T unsweetened cocoa powder + ¼ t. each cayenne pepper and coarse salt

Instructions

1

Place pitted dates in a small bowl filled with warm water. Set aside to soak for 10-15 minutes.

2

Line a rimmed baking sheet with wax paper and set aside. Pour each selected coating, if using, onto a separate shallow, rimmed plate and set aside.

3

Add hazelnuts to a food processor and process until finely ground.

4

Remove the softened dates from bowl and drain off any excess water. Add dates and cocoa powder to food processor and blend until smooth, approximately 3-4 minutes. Scrape the sides, as necessary, to ensure mixture is thoroughly combined. Tip: Add a few drops of water at a time, if necessary, to achieve a smooth consistency, but don’t add too much.

5

Add coconut flour, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt to the mixture and process until combined.

6

Remove the dough from the food processor and divide into 15-18 equal-sized portions. Roll each section of dough into a ball before rolling in the selected coatings.

7

Once coated, place on prepared baking tray and place in the refrigerator to chill for several minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles
Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

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