FOOD

Healthy Date Ball Truffles

Chris Klemens

My buddy Ryan De la Cruz came into the office one day proclaiming he has a dessert truffle on par with Momofuku Milk Bar's truffles, which are maybe the greatest things ever. And he said they aren't super unhealthy for you either.

If you have a sweet tooth like me, this is the perfect snack to have at home or on the go. They are incredibly delicious and aren't too sweet, but they fulfill any sweet craving.


Ingredients

  • Dates (preferably pitted)
  • Almonds
  • Coconut shavings (add a lot because this is only for taste and too much is better than too little)
  • Flax seeds
  • Chia seeds

Instructions

  1. Blend the nuts and put them into a big bowl
  2. Add a lot of coconut shavings to your bowl, anywhere from 1/2 - 3/4 the amount of your nuts.
  3. Add chia seeds and flax seeds. A sprinkled amount is fine. These are strictly for health benefits.
  4. Mix until everything is evenly distributed
  5. Blend dates and put into separate bowl. Depending on how strong your blender is you may only be able to blend 4 dates at a time. They get quite sticky so pour some of your bowl mixture into the blender to help reduce the stickiness and help your blender work.
  6. Take the dates from your bowl and roll them into the mixture bowl to desired size. Be sure to spend a lot of time squeezing the mixture into the dates to fill the inside
  7. Freeze for at least 30 minutes. Then you can either leave them in the fridge or the freezer.