Cocoa Date Truffles


1 cup fresh Medjool dates, pitted (firmly pack in measuring cup)
1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder, optional.

  1. Remove the stem bases and pits of the dates and steam them until they are soft.
  2. Place the dates, vanilla, salt and optional cinnamon into a food processor and process until as creamy a mixture as possible.
  3. Add the cocoa powder and process until the truffle mix binds into a large ball.
  4. Remove the truffle mass from the processor bowl.
  5. Roll 1 tablespoon portions into little balls in the palms of your lightly oiled hands. 
  6. Finally, roll truffles in sugar, cocoa powder or a mixture, to finish the truffles and prevent stickiness.

Keep refrigerated. Makes 16 truffles.


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