{Healthy Chocolate Date Truffles}

Popping in with an incredibly simple, sweet, and (omg) healthy Valentine's Day treat?!

Let me start by saying that I am not the biggest fan of so-called "healthy" desserts. Dessert is meant to be sweet and indulgent and rich - and the few healthier desserts that I've made always end up lacking in at least one of those key characteristics (usually in the "sweet" arena.)

HOWEVER, (clearly... or I wouldn't be posting this recipe,) these Healthy Chocolate Date Truffles check each of the three boxes. Naturally sweet from the dates, rich from the coconut oil, and indulgent from the cocoa powder. Oddly enough, they end up tasting almost like a fudgy brownie bite... not even kidding.

These faux truffles are inspired by my cousin, Courtney (u da best!,) who made them alongside a plethora of delicious Christmas cookies a couple months back. I found myself going after these truffles more than the REAL cookies (I know, crazy.) 

Just more proof that this healthy dessert is worthy of your attention.

Healthy Chocolate Date Truffles

Yields 10 truffles.


10 medjool dates, pitted
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 heaping teaspoon cocoa powder
a splash of vanilla extract
a pinch of salt

cocoa powder, sprinkles, mini chocolate chips 
& shredded coconut, for coating


1. Place pitted dates into a high-powered food processor. Blend until chopped up finely.

2. Next, add in coconut oil, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and pinch of salt. Continue blending (for about 2 minutes) until the mixture is completely smooth.

3. Scoop small amounts of the mixture into your hands and roll to form a ball. 

4. Coat in your desired topping - cocoa powder to be more traditional, and sprinkles if we're havin' fun!

5. Share with your Valentine, enjoy!



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