Chocolate Covered Date Truffles
Lovely and sweet Chocolate Covered Date Truffles, a healthy way to satisfy a sweet tooth.
Servings: 12 -16 chocolate covered date truffles
- 1 10- ounce package dark chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 1/2 cups pitted dates packed (about 1 pound)
- 1 cup raw cashews
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- Optional: extra shredded coconut sprinkles, crushed cookies, cocoa powder, crushed nuts
Put the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a heatproof bowl and place over a saucepan containing about 1-inch of barely simmering water (or use a double boiler). Stir with a spoon until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. Remove the bowl from the heat and let cool slightly.
Combine the dates, cashews and coconut in a food processor. Pulse a few times to break the ingredients up.
Process continuously for 20 seconds. Scrape the edges of the bowl to make sure none of the ingredients are sticking to the sides.
Process again until a ball is formed, about 30 seconds.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Scoop date puree by the tablespoonful and roll into 1" balls. Insert a skewer or sharp knife into the ball and dip into the melted chocolate, making sure the entire ball is covered.
Place on the parchment paper.
Sprinkle toppings over date truffles, if desired.
Refrigerate 20 minutes until hardened.