Friday, January 07, 2011

Walnut Date Truffles

Are you craving something new and delicious to go with tea?

Recently I was craving chocolate, but didn't want to cave in to the extra ingredients added to a candy bar.  I went in search of a recipe that would allow the natural goodness of pure cocoa and healthy ingredients to please the palette.  Here's what I found --- and it was well worth the effort.  Yummy, healthful, raw, and oh, so good!

Walnut-Date Tuffles

1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup Medjool dates
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
2 Tbsp. raw cacao powder*
2 Tbsp. water

Place ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.  Then, using a small cookie scoop, fill with dough to measure, then roll in hands to form a smooth ball.  Once round, gently roll in cacao powder.  Place into a mini cupcake or candy liner.  Chill until ready to serve. 

*May substitute carob powder if you'd like.


  1. Love dates! My mother use to put a piece of walnut inside a seedless date then roll it in powder sugar. This was her gift to friends at Christmas and quite good.

  2. Dates are abundant on this side of the world and one of my favorite treats with some green tea. In fact, any of these ingredients on their own are great, so combined together, I am sure they are scrumptious. This is definitely going on my to do list. Thanks for sharing. Tammy

  3. These look yummy! But I'm off sweets for a while until the Christmas pounds are gone!

  4. I love Medjool dates, La Tea Dah, and so does my husband. Mmmmm, they are soooo good but very expensive, I'd say. Yours sound yummy. Susan

  5. Wr also love dates, thank for that recipe !

  6. great recipe, thanks for sharing!
    My mom used to have us stuff dates with a half walnut and roll them in sugar. Always a treat at for us at Christmastime!

  7. Love your blog! Love the quotes, scriptures, the recipes and your wonderful ideas. I am thrilled to be your newest follower. Looking forward to Saturday's especially.
    I hope you will accept my gracious invitation to tea. I may try some of your recipes and share with my friends, if that is okay with you.
    I will make note of where I got it.
    Blessings, Pam

  8. I am going to try these. They sound delicious. We have switched to a more natural diet. So far, it has been easy, and these sound like they fit right in! Thanks for sharing!


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