Chocolate Truffles
Recipe type: Dessert, Snack
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 20
  • 1 cup pitted, chopped dates
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds (or ½ c sunflower seeds and ½ c roasted peanuts)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • pinch of sea salt
  • optional rolling toppings: cocoa powder, shredded coconut, sprinkles
  1. If your dates are very dry and brittle, soak them in warm water for 15 minutes and then drain them. Put all of the ingredients, except for the optional toppings, into a blender or food processor. Blend for 1-2 minutes, or until everything forms into a dough-like mixture. Scrape down the sides as necessary. If the dough doesn’t form into a cohesive ball, then pick up a little bit and test to see if it will form a ball. If so, you are ready to go. Taste for sweetness. If you want it sweeter, add a few more dates and blend again. Once the dough is how you want it, scoop out small clumps, about 1 tablespoon each, and form into balls.
  2. If you are topping them, sprinkle the desired topping on a plate and roll the balls to coat.
  3. These keep well in a sealed container in the refrigerator for 5-7 days.
Recipe by The Balanced Kitchen at