Seven Minute Choco-Almond Truffles

Choco-Almond Sweets
This is a quick late-night snack that we always seem to come back to. They look like the Swedish “Chokladboll” but is made without butter or sugar! The main ingredients are dates and nuts. We try to vary the taste by adding coffee, chili, lime, mint leaves etc …

Seven minute Choco-Almond Truffles
Makes 15-20

15 large medjool dates, pitted
100 g dried shredded coconut, unsweetened
100 g raw almonds or nuts of choice
2 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil, room temperature
4 tbsp cacao powder
1 tbsp water
1 tsp ground cinnamon

Mix all the ingredients in a food processor for about 1 minute or until it forms up like a ball. Remove the knife blades from the food processor. Place the mixture in the fridge for about 10 minutes. Then form 15 – 20 small round truffles with your hands; they should be half the size of a golf ball. Roll the truffles in cocoa powder, finely chopped almonds, shredded coconut or rolledoats. Place in the fridge for 20 minutes before serving.

If you do not have a strong food processor or blender, just place your pitted dates on a plate and mash with a fork until they are sticky and smooth as caramel. Then add the rest of the ingredients and knead by hand until well combined. Place in the fridge and follow the steps above.


  • Caroline Dawson
    Made these this afternoon during a mammoth cooking/baking session of food for "through the week" - unfortunately there are only two left! So delicious I just couldn't stop eating them as I was cooking.
  • Becky
    I have been making these over Easter weekend - chocolate, coffee and mint flavour - and giving them as gifts (as well as keeping a good portion for myself :D). I and everyone else has absolutely loved them!! They are delish!!!
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    Been following your blog for several months now; every recipe I've tried has been absolutely delicious !! Thankyou so much for sharing your amazing recipes and photos..I'm so grateful to have found your blog!
  • Ingrid
    Hi David and Luise! How do you think they would taste with some orange zest in them?
  • funda
    Been making them for a couple of months. Including the guests. They taste so good!
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  • laura babai
    We make these truffles every week for our family Friday night dinner. My grand daughter loves them, and knows she can only eat one. My husband is always sneaking them from the fridge. thanks
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  • Hannah Foley
    What a great recipe! Rich and indulgent without the guilt. I'll definitely make these again and maybe add some chilli or coffee.
  • Laelia
    I made these yesterday and they were were delicious! I'm so pleased to have a treat I can whip up quickly that's not filled with butter, flour or sugar. Plus everything was in my pantry! Perfect. Thank you!
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  • laura
    love these truffles, I make them almost every weekend with my granddaughter who rolls them in grated coconut. thanks
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  • Janelle
    I must say I was a little skeptical with all these circulating recipes for truffles with a healthy aspect.... But oh my gosh, these are absolutely divine!!! What a wonderful treat!!! Thank you so much for sharing your delicious recipes, the vegetarian lasagna is the worlds best and tonight we will devour the Moroccan vegetarian tagine!
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  • Sanne
    DELICIOUS recipe, thanks!<3
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