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The Best Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

The Best Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles don’t have to be packed full of refined sugar to be amazing. Try this delicious recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth!

The Best Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles don't have to be packed full of refined sugar to be amazing. Try this delicious recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth!

The Best Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles are ready to eat in 25 minutes!

I will be the first to admit that I have a big gigantic sweet tooth. Add chocolate to the mix and I’m hooked. These chocolate hazelnut truffles are free of refined sugar and dairy, making them paleo- and vegan-friendly!

Truffles are fun and easy to make – plus you can easily change up the flavors with a few ingredients. Dates are not something I keep around, but when you have some to use up, it’s time to get creative!

The Best Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles don't have to be packed full of refined sugar to be amazing. Try this delicious recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth!

QUICK GLANCE AT INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED TO MAKE HAZELNUT TRUFFLES:

  • Raw hazelnuts
  • Medjool dates, pitted
  • Cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • Coconut flour
  • Coconut oil
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Coarse salt

Optional Coatings:

  • Hazelnuts or almonds, ground
  • Coconut flakes, finely shredded
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder with cayenne pepper

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST HAZELNUT TRUFFLES:

Place pitted dates in a small bowl filled with warm water. Set aside to soak for 10-15 minutes.

Line a rimmed baking sheet with wax paper and set aside. Pour each selected coating, if using, onto a separate shallow, rimmed plate and set aside.

Add hazelnuts to a food processor and process until finely ground.

Remove the softened dates from bowl and drain off any excess water. Add dates and cocoa powder to food processor and blend until smooth, approximately 3-4 minutes. Scrape the sides, as necessary, to ensure mixture is thoroughly combined.

Tip: Add a few drops of water at a time, if necessary, to achieve a smooth consistency, but don’t add too much.

Add coconut flour, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt to the mixture and process until combined.

Remove the dough from the food processor and divide into 15-18 equal-sized portions. Roll each section of dough into a ball before rolling in the selected coatings.

Once coated, place on prepared baking tray and place in the refrigerator to chill for several minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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The Best Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles don't have to be packed full of refined sugar to be amazing. Try this delicious recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth!
Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

Yield: 18 Truffles
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

The Best Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles don't have to be packed full of refined sugar to be amazing. Try this delicious recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup raw hazelnuts
  • 12 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1½ Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon coarse salt

Optional Toppings:

  • ¼ cup hazelnuts or almonds, ground
  • ¼ cup coconut flakes, finely shredded
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder + ¼ teaspoon each cayenne pepper and coarse salt

Instructions

Place pitted dates in a small bowl filled with warm water. Set aside to soak for 10-15 minutes.

Line a rimmed baking sheet with wax paper and set aside. Pour each selected coating, if using, onto a separate shallow, rimmed plate and set aside.

Add hazelnuts to a food processor and process until finely ground.

Remove the softened dates from bowl and drain off any excess water. Add dates and cocoa powder to food processor and blend until smooth, approximately 3-4 minutes. Scrape the sides, as necessary, to ensure mixture is thoroughly combined.

Tip: Add a few drops of water at a time, if necessary, to achieve a smooth consistency, but don’t add too much.

Add coconut flour, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt to the mixture and process until combined.

Remove the dough from the food processor and divide into 15-18 equal-sized portions. Roll each section of dough into a ball before rolling in the selected coatings.

Once coated, place on prepared baking tray and place in the refrigerator to chill for several minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 101Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 66mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 2gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 10/8/2021

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The Best Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles don't have to be packed full of refined sugar to be amazing. Try this delicious recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth!

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