Chocolate Fig Truffles

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on

Healthy chocolate truffles made with figs, dates and almonds.  These make an amazing healthy snack when you need a bite of chocolate.  Great for kids and adults alike!


These obviously aren’t your average truffles, but as far as vegan truffles go these are amazingly good for you and super tasty.  There’s no added sugars or fats, just healthy whole foods.  These are the kind of snack I don’t mind my son snacking on before lunch time, even though they’re chocolate-y.  They travel well, they taste good cold from the fridge or at room temperature, you can make them whatever size or shape you want, and they don’t cost a fortune to make.  They’re filling and satisfying and perfectly sweet, but don’t make you crash 20 minutes later – unlike that cupcake masquerading as a muffin a lot of people like to snack on.  What more can you ask for from a snack?

Chocolate Fig Truffles
Prep Time
10 mins

Healthy chocolate truffles made with figs, dates and almonds.  These make an amazing healthy snack when you need a bite of chocolate.  Great for kids and adults alike!

Course: Dessert, Snack
  • 3/4 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup dates
  • 1/2 cup dried figs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder or raw cacao for an added boost of antioxidants
  • 1-2 tablespoons water if the mixture is too dry
  1. Blend the almonds till they become a fairly fine meal - but not quite till they turn into butter.  Remove from your food processor and add the dates and figs.  Blend till there are no large chunks of fruit left.

  2. Add all the other ingredients to the food processor including the previously ground almonds and blend.  Before it forms a dough stop the processor and taste a little and add more cocoa if desired, then continue to blend till a dough forms. 

  3. Scoop and roll into balls, press into cookie cutters for fun shapes, or press into a loaf pan and slice into bars.  You can also press whole or roughly chopped almonds into them for a change of texture or roll them in cocoa powder to cut the sweetness.  

  4. These can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature but we prefer to eat them straight from the fridge.


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1 Anthony March 8, 2011 at

Date? That’s a new idea for me to make chocolate desserts. It looks pretty adorable to me to give it a try!
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2 ahealthyendeavor March 8, 2011 at

These look delicious! Can’t wait to try them!


3 Stephanie March 8, 2011 at

Oooh these sound decadent yet healthy! They remind me a bit of homemade Larabars but sound even better. I love the idea of adding dried figs. Thanks for sharing!


4 fooddoodles March 8, 2011 at

Yes they’re a lot like a Larabar(which I’ve actually never had). The figs are great, I love the little seeds 😀


5 Lindsay March 8, 2011 at

These look amazing and I can’t believe they’re healthy too! And lovely photographs!


6 Nancy/SpicieFoodie March 8, 2011 at

This is a fantastic truffle recipe. Thanks for sharing it and your photos are lovely.


7 mightyvegan March 9, 2011 at

These look great. I love the photography!


8 alglass88 March 10, 2011 at

Wow, I love the look of these! I’ve been experimenting with truffles recently, but these are a completely different experience. I can’t wait to try them out!


9 Cakewhiz March 10, 2011 at

Oooooo… Healthified truffles 🙂
You made them so perfecly round…bravo!


10 Tine March 10, 2011 at

This truffles look great!
I like the idea of making something with less ingredients…


11 Heidi @ Food Doodles March 10, 2011 at

Yes, simple is usually best 😀


12 Spike March 10, 2011 at

I’ve seen these around a few blogs- definitely need to try!


13 sheila @ Elements March 10, 2011 at

awesome blossom! I’m giving up sweets for Lent, but I could actually eat this since it’s made with dried fruit! YAY! Thanks for sharing the recipe! 🙂


14 sweet road March 10, 2011 at

Oooh tricky! Sounds delicious and easy too. I bet they would be good dipped in some sort of dark or semi sweet chocolate (to keep it vegan)!


15 Heidi @ Food Doodles March 11, 2011 at

Mmm, I bet they would 😀 I’ll have to try that next time!


16 Joanna Swan March 11, 2011 at

Ahhhhh!!! A recipe I can get behind! Totally trying this ASAP. Do you think another nut would work? What if I used pumpkin or sesame seeds?
Almonds are sooo expensive here in Beijing. I’m so charmed by your blog!
Thanks for the great entry, Heidi.
Joanna @ Stoveless


17 Heidi @ Food Doodles March 11, 2011 at

You could definitely try something different! Of course they wont taste the same but they’ll still be good 🙂 If another kind of nut is cheaper, like walnuts or cashews or even macadamia nuts, those would work best, but if not, some seeds would be yummy too 🙂


18 lifeaspenknowsit March 13, 2011 at

lovely! we make truffles that are similar, but i will add figs next time. and ours don’t photograph as beautifully as yours – usually because they are eaten up! they keep well in the freezer and are are soft enough to eat whilst the kettle boils.


19 megi March 14, 2011 at

These look amazing, I am bookmarking your recipe to try them soon. The last time I made dried fruit/nut truffles, I also added a little bit of orange blossom water, they never lasted long enough to be photographed. 🙂 Thank you for sharing.


20 Cassandra July 19, 2015 at

Made a batch of these this morning, and rolled them in cacao like you did- They were scrumptious! I also added some sultanas too. :3

I enjoyed them so much, I made a second batch and rolled them in coconut. Now I have plenty for the week! 🙂


21 Heidi @ Food Doodles July 29, 2015 at

Awesome! So glad you love them as much as we do! Raisins sound yummy!


22 Karin November 24, 2015 at

Very good and easy to make 🙂 my new Christmas favorite!


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