I love chocolate. L-O-V-E it. So the idea of avoiding it while detoxing…I really don’t have the will power to deal with that.  But these raw, vegan truffles are a happy go between.  Dates are nature’s candy, containing 110 grams of carbohydrates in a single cup, and having a delicious, honeyed burnt sugar flavor.  They also have barely and cholesterol or fat, and tons of potassium. These finished truffles aren’t light on calories (about 85 each, which is about 20 calories less than a typical truffle), but, they are more healthful and low glycemic than standard chocolate truffles.

They also take 5 minutes to make. Seriously.

CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES // The Kitchy Kitchen

CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES // The Kitchy Kitchen


For 1 Dozen Truffles

2 cups medjool dates, pitted

1/2 cup finely chopped cacao

2 tablespoon coconut oil, softened

2 tablespoon unsweetended cacao powder, plus more for dusting

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon cayenne


If you can’t find fresh dates, soak the packaged dates in hot water for 10 minutes, then dry completely.  This will help soften them.

Pop everything in a food processor and pulse everything together into a paste.  With lightly oiled hands, roll the paste into small balls, and then roll in cocoa powder to finish.


      1. TheKitchyKitchen Post author

        You can find cacao at most grocery stores now. It’s basically unprocessed chocolate. Try amazon if you can’t find it local! xo

    1. TheKitchyKitchen Post author

      Hi Carolina,

      They’d be good on your counter for a couple of days, or in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. xoxo

  1. Eleida f. Black

    i made this recipe and they are delicious ! I store them in the fridge but they don’t last long before they’re gone:)

  2. Sharciasha

    This was great recipe overall! However, it was on the salty and spicy end! The after taste was bitter and not pleasant. Maybe adding less salt and cayenne would help? Thanks Claire!

  3. Hannah

    i just made these and they are uhhmazing. Thank you so much for this delicious recipe. Cinnamon and cayenne are my favorite spices and they pair perfectly in these truffles.

  4. Louisa

    Bittersweet (or any type) chocolate in a bar is not raw. Chocolate is tempered to get it to a solid consistency . if you really care that what you are eating be raw, you will need to find some raw chocolate paste, which is chocolate mass before it has been heated and separated into butter and powder. Otherwise this recipe looks good!

    1. Louisa

      Sorry I meant Cacao Paste!! Not chocolate paste… Chocolate referes to a product that has been modified from the raw cacao form…

  5. joanne

    Hi.. What is the 1/4 cup finely chopped cacao that you call for in your recipe? Is it cacao butter.. ?
    I’m looking forward to trying these out. Thanks!

    1. TheKitchyKitchen Post author

      Cacao is a super pure form of chocolate. You can find it at any health food store/whole foods, and I found one at my local market by Ghiradelli. It’s like bittersweet chocolate in form and taste. Hope this clarifies!


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