Chocolate Coconut Truffles


Chocolate Coconut Truffles

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Try this recipe for a delicious and nutritious gluten- and dairy-free coconut treat.

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1 tbsp. coconut oil
1 c. almonds or walnuts, soaked for at least 4 hours or overnight and drained
6 organic dates, soaked in hot water to soften* (or sweeten with raw honey instead of dates, to taste)
3 tbsp. raw cacao powder
½ tsp. vanilla
¼ tsp. sea salt
Shredded coconut


  1. Place coconut oil, nuts, dates, cacao powder, vanilla and sea salt in a food processor and blend until desired consistency (may choose chunky or smooth texture)
  2. Roll into small bite-size balls and roll into shredded coconut. Refrigerate for 15 minutes to set.
  3. *Note: Soak dates in a few tablespoons hot water for a few minutes on one side, turn and soak for a few minutes on the other side.

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adapted by the Hy-Vee dietitians.