Chocolate Fig Truffles

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on March 8, 2011

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!

Chocolate Fig Truffles

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

Want something a little different? Try these Dairy-Free Gingerbread Truffles!

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
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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.

 

Chocolate Fig Truffles

Chocolate Fig Truffles

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1 Karin November 24, 2015 at 05:29

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

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2 Cassandra July 19, 2015 at 04:10

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! 🙂

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3 Heidi @ Food Doodles July 29, 2015 at 11:49

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

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4 megi March 14, 2011 at 05:10

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.

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5 lifeaspenknowsit March 13, 2011 at 16:06

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.

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6 Joanna Swan March 11, 2011 at 03:29

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.
best,
Joanna @ Stoveless

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7 Heidi @ Food Doodles March 11, 2011 at 11:02

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 🙂

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8 sweet road March 10, 2011 at 17:07

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)!

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9 Heidi @ Food Doodles March 11, 2011 at 11:02

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

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10 sheila @ Elements March 10, 2011 at 14:21

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! 🙂

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11 Spike March 10, 2011 at 08:46

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

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12 Tine March 10, 2011 at 08:32

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

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13 Heidi @ Food Doodles March 10, 2011 at 08:46

Yes, simple is usually best 😀

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14 Cakewhiz March 10, 2011 at 02:42

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

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15 alglass88 March 10, 2011 at 02:38

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!

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16 mightyvegan March 9, 2011 at 10:21

These look great. I love the photography!

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17 Nancy/SpicieFoodie March 8, 2011 at 18:55

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

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18 Lindsay March 8, 2011 at 18:08

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

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19 Stephanie March 8, 2011 at 16:22

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!

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20 fooddoodles March 8, 2011 at 17:52

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

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21 ahealthyendeavor March 8, 2011 at 16:05

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

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22 Anthony March 8, 2011 at 11:53

Date? That’s a new idea for me to make chocolate desserts. It looks pretty adorable to me to give it a try!
For more snack recipes, you can check at:
http://www.fourgreensteps.com/community/recipes
Hope you can find recipes that excite you to give a try!

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