Date Truffles

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If you’re like me, a quick snack is frequently on my mind. I graze throughout the day and need fuel! Dates are a perfect snack in so many ways. They are high in potassium, fiber, and other vitamins and minerals – a wonderful pre-workout snack! One of my favorite “treats” is to take a Medjool date, split in in half and remove the seed, slather it with nut butter, and sprinkle a few mini chocolate chips on top – a perfect little “candy bar” bite! One of my favorite combinations with dates is macadamia nuts. The combination is a slightly buttery, vanilla flavor that I am absolutely addicted to! So, I decided to combine these flavors into a yummy little truffle. These little bites are SO GOOD! A perfect little snack to pop in your mouth and fuel your day. YUM!

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20 Medjool dates

1/2 cup macadamia nuts

1/4 cup pecans

1/4 cup Brazil nuts

2 tablespoons date sugar

pinch of sea salt

1/2 – 1 tablespoon lemon juice

finely shredded coconut

Pit your dates and place in food processor. Add in nuts, date sugar, sea salt, and lemon juice. Pulse until all ingredients are incorporated. Process until fairly smooth. Place date mixture in the refrigerator for a few hours to overnight. Using a spoon, scoop out a tablespoon of date mixture and roll into a ball, then roll in shredded coconut. Continue until all the date mixture is rolled into lovely truffles. Store truffles in the refrigerator. Makes about 30 truffles.


2 replies
  1. Connie says:

    I LOVE healthy little snacks like this! Your date, nut butter and choc chips idea made me giggle…that’s just what i do! I’ll be sure to try this recipe…today, if possible! Great photos too! 🙂

    • Niky Wallin says:

      Thanks Connie! I am always on the lookout for tasty snacks – I eat all day long, so please share your favorites!


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