These Almond Date Truffles are so chewy and delicious, you’ll have a hard time eating just one! This healthy Vegan treat is a great dessert for the holidays.
Almond Date Truffles
Vegan desserts are hard for me. I am a lover of dairy and I don’t care who knows it! If I ever wound up being lactose intolerant, I think y’all would have to commit me to an insane asylum. Butter, Cream and Cheese are the basis of every one of my favorite recipes.
Imagine my surprise when I had a vegan friend asking for more vegan friendly desserts. I bravely said sure — no problem. Then I came home and started thinking about it and remembered how hard vegan desserts really are for me.
What could I make that is naturally a vegan dessert? I really don’t like all the fake stuff people use sometimes…I’m not going to use artificial eggs or faux cream. Just not going to happen. I wanted a recipe that you wouldn’t know it was vegan unless I told you.
After a few days of brain storming, I remembered an old recipe I used to make for Date Truffles. I used to add a little cream cheese, but figured I could add a little honey to help hold them together instead…and it worked perfectly! (FYI – Some vegans are ok with honey, some are not. Thankfully my friend is a-ok with Honey…if you are anti-honey, try using corn syrup instead!)
These truffles are a breeze to make in a food processor and only take a few minutes of hands on time. I like them best cold out of the fridge, but they are perfectly fine to sit at room temperature as well. Feel free to use whatever nut you like best, but I think the almonds add just the right touch.
Head on over to Dixie Crystals to check out the recipe for these Almond Date Truffles that I developed for them!
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I love almonds! I can’t wait to try your recipe. Sweet and healthy. Thanks for sharing!
The Date Truffles are looking fantastic. These type of dishes are the best suitable for small treats.
Great!! This looks amazing. I was looking for unique recipes, but now I got idea for this. Thanks.
I am missing my Mom right now because she always makes delicious truffles for me. I will suggest my mom to make these almond date truffles for me.
This looks great! I’ve been looking for a recipe like this. Thanks!
Oh goodness, these look incredible! I love dates
Mmm those look like larabars but more dessert like! And truffle-y. Always a good thing.
These look fantastic! I love low-guilt little treats like this.
I have a cookie recipe with a filling similar to the truffles, yummy! I always buy pitted and diced dates. Do you know how many cups 16 dates would equal?
That’s really hard to guess. I would say that 16 dates would probably equal about a cup of chopped dates.
I am the same way with vegan foods. I love dairy, but these look awesome!! Can’t wait to try them out!
These are beautiful!!!! I struggle with vegan, too…it’s so hard!! I use milk, eggs and cream SO so often.
Mmm this sounds like the perfect snack! Love it!