These chocolate truffles only take 5 minutes to make — and they're raw, vegan, and GF
When the aisles of your local drugstore become lined with heart-shaped boxes, it’s easy to take the bait and end up indulging more than you meant to. While there is no shame in getting down with some Valentine’s Day candy (*especially* if you’re buying it for yourself!), there are better options that won’t leave you with a sugar crash. Chocolate actually has tons of health benefits, and if you think you’re too busy to make your own chocolatey snacks, think again.
This recipe for decadent dark chocolate truffles takes literally five minutes to make, start to finish, and they’re also raw, vegan, and gluten free. If you have a food processor, just combine whole, pitted dates with the other ingredients listed below, then shape. If you don’t have a food processor, you can still make these delicious power snacks — just look for date paste instead of whole dates. If you’re using date paste, you’ll want to knead the ingredients together rather than trying to mix them in a bowl, since date paste is pretty stiff. Either method works just as well, and the results are seriously delicious.
Makes: About 20 truffles, depending on size and shape
Time: 5 minutes
- 4 ounces pitted medjool dates, or date paste
- 2 ounces almond butter
- 1.5 ounces raw cocoa powder, plus extra for rolling
- Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until you have a smooth mixture. If you’re using date paste instead of whole dates, knead the ingredients together on a cutting board lightly dusted with cocoa powder.
- Roll the mixture into ½-inch balls, rolling in additional cocoa powder to coat the outsides. These will keep for two weeks if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.