These 4-ingredient date truffles are fast and simple to make, and are vegan, gluten-free and paleo!
This year, I’m in the holiday mood EARLY! I’ve been making up a baking list and am so excited to get busy in the kitchen. But…I still don’t want to overdo it this season, and so I’ve been looking for healthy treat options to swap into my holiday baking list.
These healthy date truffles are so simple to make (with just 4 ingredients!) and are a delicious treat to satisfy my sweet tooth.
They also happen to be gluten-free, paleo and vegan! Yay!
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We love these no bake date truffles because
- they take less than 25 minutes to make
- you can customize them with different flavors and toppings
- they are vegan, GF and paleo!
How to make date truffles
For this recipe, I adapted my favorite date-based energy bite recipe and swapped out the rolled oats for coconut flour. You need just a few healthy ingredients and a good food processor (here’s mine!).
Here’s how to make date truffles
- soak your dates in boiling water for 10 minutes (this makes them nice and smooth for blending)
- shake off extra water and place in the food processor with cocoa powder, maple syrup and coconut flour (note- almond flour is pictured above but coconut flour is 1000 x better!)
- roll. Roll in your fave toppings like shredded coconut, sesame seeds or sprinkles
- enjoy! Keep them in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. They won’t last that long!
Can I use something other than coconut flour? I found almond flour made these truffles WAY too soft, even when I doubled the amount, therefore I strongly recommend sticking to coconut flour.
How long do these date truffles last for? Store them in a sealed container in the fridge, and they are good for 1 week. I doubt they’ll last that long! You can freeze these as well, I like to arrange on a baking sheet and freeze, then transfer to a reusable silicone freezer bag.
Can I change up the flavor of these date truffles? YES! Here are some ideas (note that these are just suggestions and I have not tested them all)
- peppermint- try 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract (adapted from my fave Nut Free Energy Bites recipe)
- gingerbread- try 2 tablespoons molasses, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (adapted from my fave Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Energy Bites recipe!)
- peanut butter- add 1/4-1/2 cup peanut butter, roll in chopped peanuts
- mocha- add 1 tablespoon espresso powder
Tips & equipment for no bake date truffles
Coconut Date Balls
- 20 medjool dates (pitted)
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2/3 cup coconut flour * see note
- shredded coconut
- crushed nuts
- sesame seeds
- Cover dates with boiling water and let them sit for 10 minutes.
- Shaking excess water off the dates, transfer to a food processor along with the cocoa powder, maple syrup, coconut flour and salt.
- Blend on low until everything is completely mixed and blended together.
- Use a cookie scoop to form 1 tablespoon sized balls and roll in the palm of your hand.
- To get toppings to stick, you can immerse in the soaking liquid for a second, shaking extra liquid off before rolling in the toppings.
- Store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 1 week. Freeze for longer term storage.