I've often wondered if there was a truffle out there that might be at least "a little" healthy. I think I have found it! It consists of dates, walnuts, vanilla and coconut. No Chocolate at all.
Date Coconut Truffles
2 cups dried dates, pitted
1/4 cup walnuts
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
In a food processor, pulse the dates to create a thick paste. Add the walnuts, vanilla and 1/4 cup of the coconut and pulse until incorporated and a thick paste forms again. Using a spatula, transfer the date mixture to a medium bowl. Pour the remaining 1/4 cup coconut into a separate small, shallow bowl. Using a small scoop, scoop out some of the date mixture (size of a small meatball) and, with clean hands, work into a small ball. Coat the date ball with the coconut in the bowl, (or use chopped walnuts or both). Continue with the remaining date mixture and coconut. Serve in mini paper cupcake liners. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
113 calories each, if you get 12 Truffles
90 calories each, if you get 15 Truffles
Note: Makes an excellent gift.
Till next time........