I've made a whole lot of truffles and I think that I've finally perfected the truffle formula to be healthy, chewy, and decadent. It tastes like you're eating a rich chocolate, but really you're eating dates and cocoa powder. These beauties are gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and vegan. But you don't have to tell anyone! As for the booze inside the truffles, I chose rum, but I'm willing to bet bourbon, red wine, and other flavored liqueurs would taste just as good!

Pistachio Chocolate Truffles [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Ingredients

  • 10 medjool dates, pitted
  • 3-4 T. pure maple syrup
  • 2 T. coconut oil, softened
  • 1/2 c. unsweetened coconut, shredded
  • 1/4 c. coconut rum
  • 1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 c. pistachios, for rolling
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Preparation

  1. In a food processor, place your pistachios and grind them into small pieces. Pour them out into a container and set aside.
  2. After, combine the dates, syrup, oil, coconut, rum, and cocoa powder in the food processor.  Puree until smooth.
  3. Using a cookie scoop, take dollops of the truffle batter and roll them around in the pistachios.  Repeat this with all of the batter.  Place finished truffles on a plate or parchment paper.  Stick the truffles in the freezer for an hour to set.
  4. For softer, chewier truffles, transfer them to the fridge after they set.  You will not believe how delicious these truffles are!
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