Chocolate Orange Truffles

Yield 12 truffles



  1. If you do not have a high speed blender, soften the dates in hot water for 15 minutes. Drain and use in the next step.
  2. In a blender or food processor, combine the dates, almonds, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and orange zest. Process until well combined.
  3. Using a tablespoon measure, scoop out the mixture and shape into a smooth round ball. Roll the balls in the coconut flakes and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  4. Refrigerate for about an hour to harden. Serve cold and store the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.


In case the date-nut mixture is too soft to form into a ball, add a tablespoon of coconut flour and let it stand for 5 minutes. 

Recipe by Gluten-Free Homemaker at