Recipes and Cooking Chocolate-Date Truffles With Walnuts 4.3 (7) By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on December 12, 2012 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jason Donnelly Prep Time: 30 mins Chill Time: 1 hrs Total Time: 1 hrs 30 mins Servings: 10 Yield: 2 truffles each Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ½ cup broken walnuts ⅛ 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) Directions 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. 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. 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. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 105 Calories 4g Fat 19g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.