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Quinoa Date Nut Truffles [Vegan]

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I adapted these truffles from the Date Nut Pop’ems recipe in Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s Disease-Proof Your Child. There are so many variations to making these, but since I am quinoa crazy lately, I thought why not try it out in these. The creamy, crunchy texture of the quinoa makes an irresistible combination with the chocolaty nuttiness of these truffles.

Another nutrient-rich and delish snack your whole family will love. Have the kids help make these too! Oh what fun!

Quinoa Date Nut Truffles [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

Dairy Free Vegan




  • 1/3 cup chopped dates (pitted)
  • ¼ cup raw pecans
  • 1 tbsp raw cashew butter
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp date syrup
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp clementine juice
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup cooked and chilled quinoa (cooked dry and on the crunchy side)
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut or ground nuts of your choice for coating the truffles


  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until well combined.
  2. Remove from processor and place in a bowl. Place coatings of your choice on a plate.
  3. Remove about a tablespoon of mixture at a time and make into bite-sized balls. Roll each ball in coating and place on parchment-lined baking tray.
  4. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  5. Store these in a refrigerator for a week, but they probably won’t last that long!





Jennifer Strohmeyer is the author and photographer of Pure Thyme, a blog that shares her passion for pure food, that is simple and delicious. She also hopes to inspire you to have fun, live well, find balance and embrace a more holistic lifestyle. An award-winning recipe developer, her goal is to make a healthy diet so easy and delicious to follow that the whole family can incorporate it into their lives. Jennifer lives in Georgia with her husband and three children. You can follow her adventures at purethyme.com.



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2 comments on “Quinoa Date Nut Truffles [Vegan]”

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Gloria Valentin-Denson
4 Years Ago

Yumm!! Would love to try this

Blanca Valentin
4 Years Ago

Gloria Valentin-Denson


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