Chocolate-Date Truffles With Walnuts

Chocolate-Date Truffles with Walnuts
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
30 mins
Chill Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
2 truffles each


  • ½ cup broken walnuts

  • teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ cup whole medjool dates (12 to 15 dates), pitted

  • 3 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 tablespoon apple juice

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • Water (optional)


  1. In a food processor combine walnuts and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Cover and process with on/off pulses until finely chopped. Transfer to a shallow dish; set aside.

  2. In the food processor combine dates, cocoa powder, apple juice, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cover and process until mixture forms a thick paste. If necessary, add 3 to 4 teaspoons water, 1 teaspoon at a time, to reach desired consistency.

  3. Using 2 teaspoons of the dough for each truffle, shape into a ball. Roll balls in walnuts to coat. (If dough becomes too sticky, chill for 15 to 20 minutes). Cover and chill for at least 1 hour before serving. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

105 Calories
4g Fat
19g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 105
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Sodium 88mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 2g
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 210mg 4%
Folate, total 8.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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