Healthy Truffles
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These healthy brownie bites are made with all whole-food ingredients, no added sweeteners - not even the "healthy" ones like maple syrup or honey. Just fruit and nuts.
Recipe type: dessert
Serves: 20-40 bites
  • 2 cups walnuts
  • 2 cups dates, pitted
  • 2-3 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • sprinkle of cinnamon
  • dash of sea salt
  • shredded coconut, unsweetened
  1. Set up the food processor with the sharp S blade. Place walnuts, cacao, cinnamon and sea salt in the food processor and process until walnuts are finely chopped. With the food processor running, open the feeder hole in the top of the food processor and begin adding date pieces a few at a time. Keep adding dates with the machine running until a large dough ball is formed.
  2. Transfer dough ball on to a piece of wax or parchment paper on the counter top. Now you're ready to roll the dough into mini balls. You can make the balls as small or as large as you wish. I recommend about 1-2 inches in diameter.
  3. Wet your hands with some water or you can use food-safe gloves or plastic bags to cover your hands. The water will help keep the dough from sticking and make it easier to form into balls.
  4. Section off pieces of the dough and roll each piece between your hands to make a ball. Set aside and continue until you've used up all the dough.
  5. Place shredded coconut in a small bowl and roll each ball in the coconut to cover.
  6. Store brownie bites in an airtight container in the fridge. Note: You can place them in the container in rows and stack multiple layers between parchment or wax paper to keep them from sticking together.
  7. Keep in the fridge or freezer to enjoy whenever you want a healthy sweet treat!
Recipe by Megan Adams Brown at