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Chocolate Fig Truffles

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
Prep Time 10 minutes

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.