- 200 gr pitted dates
- 100 dark chocolate
- 50 gr dried coconut
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 5 tbsp softened coconut oil
- 1 tsp cinnamon
All you have to do is finely chop the dates and the chocolate and then mix everything together, or mix everything at once in a food processor.
If the mixture looks crumbly it's because the dates were dry, and you can add little bit more coconut oil.
That's why it's best if you use freshly dried dates with pits that you've removed, because using dates that were already pitted the mixture will be too dry.
But, even if the mixture looks too crumbly, the dates are naturally sticky so when you start shaping the small balls, everything will come together nicely.
If you want original truffles, then roll the balls in cocoa powder only, but because it's Valentine's day, it's okay to be creative and use heart-shaped sprinkles, coconut, or anything you like to make thing more romantic and cute.
This is the basic recipe which it's vegetarian and healthy, but if you're not a fan of dark chocolate, you can use milk chocolate or melted butter instead of coconut oil, it should work fine.
I hope this post will help you in some way & give you and idea for Valentine's day, or just an idea for healthy recipe to have in mind.
Donna October Graves