Dark Chocolate Truffles

Who doesn't dream of rich, fudgey dark chocolate truffles? Especially ones not crammed with refined sugars, unhealthy vegetable oils and processed junk. Introducing a Paleo version of the decadent truffle! The creamy dense texture comes from coconut oil and avocado, the sweetness from natural dates and the dark chocolate from 100% pure cacao powder. Top these gems with some vanilla coconut ice cream or coconut whipped cream and you have a super healthy dessert! 

Paleo dark chocolate truffles



  • Sprinkle dark chocolate chips or cacao nibs into the mix; I'm betting that'd be epic!
  • Same goes for any kind of chopped nuts: if you love it, add it!
  • You can always roll these in shredded coconut as well, whatever you want!
Ingredients for dark chocolate truffles
    How to prepare
    Cut the dates into thirds and soak them
    in a bowl of water for 1-2 hours
Dates soaking in bowl.
  • Drain the excess water and toss the dates into a food processor
  • Cut and add a very ripe avocado to the processor (I use about 3/4 of a large, about 120 grams if you're into weighing)
  • Add the cocoa powder, coconut flour, melted coconut oil and sea salt
  • Blend on high, pausing to scrape the sides periodically 
  • Continue blending until the texture is velvety smooth
Ingredients in food processor.Food processor before mixing
After mixing the truffle ingredients.Food processor after mixing
Scooping out truffle mix
Rolling the truffles.
  • Refrigerate for a half hour or so to set the mixture for rolling
  • Spoon out and roll into a ball (this recipe will make about 14 quarter-sized balls)
Truffle in cocoa powder.
  • Roll in the extra cacao powder to coat, then place into a container
  • Once all of the truffles have been rolled and coated, seal the container and place in the refrigerator for about two hours
Truffle with coconut whipped cream
Truffles and berries

Quick Tips:

  • Be sure the avocado is super ripe so it blends easily
  • Cut and soak the dates for a couple of hours, then rinse (it makes them far softer to blend)
  • Leave the mixture in the fridge for a half hour or so to keep the mixture from being too sticky (the cold helps it set for easier rolling)
  • Once you form the truffles and roll them in the cacao powder (or whatever topping you choose), let them chill in the fridge for a couple more hours for the best taste/consistency
  • Truffles will keep for up to two weeks in the fridge and freeze well, too! 

Where's the sugar?

  • In the dates, of course! Noor dates are less sweet and have fewer calories than the Medjool,  and boast calcium, iron, Vitamin B-6 and magnesium. Some of the sugar is fructose, so be aware of that if you have metabolic syndrome; however, dates are approved on the Whole 30 and Paleo diet. 

Macro Nutrient Information (14 truffles)

       Calories per truffle:  50ish      Protein: 1.2 grams        Carbs:  4.3 grams     Fat: 3 grams