Thick and fudgy, these bites are an indulgent treat that will satisfy all of your chocolate cravings. Composed of cashews and sweetened with dates, these truffles are healthier than most. Best part is they can be dressed up in a number of ways. Feel free to add walnuts, frozen fruit shards, or cacao nibs to the outside for a tray of beautiful treats.

Cocoa Date Fudge Bites [Vegan]

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Serves

8 bites

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Ingredients

For the Bites:

  • 11 Medjool dates
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup cashew nuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • A pinch of salt

For the Chocolate Coating:

  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 5 tablespoons cocoa butter
  • 4 tablespoons coconut butter
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • A pinch of salt
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Preparation

To Make the Bites:

  1. Add the dates, cocoa powder, cashews, salt, and vanilla into a blender. Pulse the ingredients together until they have broken down into a smooth, fudgy consistency.
  2. When this is done, remove the mixture from your blender and place it onto a plate. Then, press the mixture into about 8 balls and move them into the freezer to cool.

To Make the Chocolate:

  1. Add the cocoa butter and coconut butter into a pan and place it on low-medium heat. Stir it together until it has melted. Then, add the cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt. Stir together until it’s smooth. When this is done, remove it from the heat and stir in the maple syrup until it has mixed in with the other ingredients. Then, set the chocolate aside to cool briefly.

To Assemble:

  1. Now, remove the fudge bites from the freezer. Dip and coat each one in a layer of chocolate, before placing them back onto the plate. Then, move them back into the freezer to set for about 15 minutes. In the meantime, place the chocolate somewhere warm so that it doesn’t set. When 15 minutes has passed, remove the bites from the freezer and coat them in another layer of chocolate. Then, place them back into the freezer for another 15 minutes.
  2. When the bites have been in the freezer for 15 minutes, remove them and drizzle them with the last remaining amount of chocolate to decorate. When this is done, place them back in the freezer for 10 minutes or so to set. Then, remove them from the freezer, allow them to soften, and serve.
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