Healthy dark chocolate truffles as perfect gift idea made with almond flour and cacao powder by I @ilonaspassion
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Healthy Homemade Chocolate Truffles {Gift Idea}

Easy to make no bake healthy homemade chocolate truffles recipe with almond flour, walnuts, cacao powder and dates. Great edible gift idea.

Healthy dark chocolate truffles as perfect gift idea made with almond flour and cacao powder by I @ilonaspassion

These little energy balls are gluten free, vegan, no bake and without any artificial flavors. I used 4 ingredients to make these chocolate truffles. Plus water and optional coconut flakes. Either almond meal or almond flour can be used. Is there a difference between almond flour and almond meal? Almond flour is made from blanched almonds while almond meal is made either from blanched or unblanched almonds. In addition to these healthy truffles it is important to use dates. They add a sweetness without using any extra sugars. Anyway, these homemade truffles are perfect for snacking during the day or as a gift.

Vegan decadent chocolate truffles with wholesome ingredients like walnuts, almonds and dates placed in a little box as gift idea by I @ilonaspassion

How to make Chocolate Truffles

Firstly, buy all necessary ingredients to make the balls: almond flour, walnut pieces, dates, cacao powder and unsweetened coconut flakes. Secondly, the dates need to be soaked in 1/2 cup water for 10 minutes. Blend dates and water with walnut pieces until smooth. Finally, in a bowl combine dates and walnut paste with almond meal and cacao powder. Form balls and roll each ball into the coconut flakes. Use pretty box for your chocolate balls.

Step by step on how to make healthy energy balls with chocolate, dates and almond meal by I @ilonaspassion

How to make almond flour?

Prepare blanched almonds and food processor or blender. Process your almonds into fine flour. Don’t over do it. Otherwise you will end up with almond butter.

Tips to make Homemade Truffles

  • All dates need to be pitted for this recipe. You don’t want hard pieces remaining in your energy balls.
  • I used my Ninja Blender to blend dates and walnuts into a paste.
  • Also, I used this Super-Fine Almond Flour for my easy vegan chocolate truffles.
  • Moreover, if you don’t have cacao powder, use cocoa powder instead.

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Healthy Chocolate Truffles {Gift Idea}

Vegan and healthy chocolate truffles with almonds and dates will be a great gift idea.
Prep Time20 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Servings: 15
Calories: 104kcal
Author: Ilona


  • 15 dates
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup walnuts pieces
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 Tbsp. cacao powder
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut flakes unsweetened


  • Pitted dates soak in 1/2 cup water for 10 minutes.
  • In the blender add dates with water and walnuts. Blend all very well.
  • In a medium bowl combine dates, walnuts, almond meal and cacao powder.
  • Form 12 - 15 balls. Roll each ball in coconut flakes.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American


Calories: 104kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgPotassium: 103mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gCalcium: 25mgIron: 0.8mg
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Easy to make vegan healthy chocolate truffles recipe with wholesome ingredients like almond meal and dates. Great edible gift idea by I @ilonaspassion

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  1. They look so good! My husband is now gluten free and doing a Whole30 this month. I think I know what I’m making him for Valentine’s Day! -Jess @ Rock Paper Feather

      1. It’s our second Whole30. He missed bread, but I didn’t. I missed sugar! Overall we thought the Whole30 was hard but good.

  2. These truffles are so cute and would make the perfect V day gift. I love that everything about them is healthy and they are chock full of feel good ingredients.

  3. Looks delicious, can’t wait to make these! Just a quick question, what do you mean by “1 1/4 almonds?” Is it cups? Thank you

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