Quick And Easy Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles Recipe

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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Quick And Easy Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles are no-bake treats that come together in about 30 minutes. These treats are great for snacking and entertaining.

Quick And Easy Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles Recipe

Quick And Easy Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

Looking for a delicious snack to satisfy your sweet tooth? Look no further than these decadent chocolate hazelnut truffles. The best part? These bite sized treats take only about 30 minutes to make and require no baking. Dates and a touch of maple syrup add just enough sweetness without adding any refined sugar.

Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: n/a

Yield: 15-18 truffles

Equipment Needed

Quick And Easy Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles Recipe

Ingredients

  • ½ cup raw hazelnuts
  • 12 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1½ tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp coarse salt

Optional Coatings

  • ¼ cup hazelnuts or almonds, ground
  • ¼ cup coconut flakes, finely shredded
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder + ¼ tsp each cayenne pepper and coarse salt

Quick And Easy Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles Recipe

Instructions

Place the pitted dates into a small bowl filled with warm water. Set aside to soak for 10-15 minutes

Line a rimmed baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.

Pour each coating you are using onto a separate shallow, rimmed plate and set aside.

Add the hazelnuts to a food processor and process until finely ground.

Remove the softened dates from the bowl and drain off any excess water.

Add the dates and cocoa powder to the food processor and blend until smooth, approximately 3-4 minutes. Scrape the sides, as necessary, to ensure mixture is thoroughly combined.

Tip: Add a few drops of water at a time, if necessary, to achieve a smooth consistency, but don’t add too much.

Add the coconut flour, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt to the mixture and process until combined.

Remove the dough from the food processor and divide into 15-18 equal-sized portions.

Roll each section of dough into a ball before rolling in the selected coatings.

Once coated, place on prepared baking tray and place in the refrigerator to chill for several minutes before serving.

Enjoy!

Quick And Easy Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles Recipe

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