Caramel almond butter chocolate truffles
Holy molly with these caramel almond butter chocolate truffles. These are to die for, besides being gluten-free and vegan these little beauties are just plain sensational. A healthy truffle take on the conventional one.
I have accidentally made these over the weekend. I said accidentally because I was suppose to use the date caramel base for another recipe but it didn’t work out. I had to device another recipe to use this caramel base so, what was I to do? Truffles.
I wanted to make something quick and no bake with the date caramel base so coming up with this was just genius. Simple, and delicious.
The filling is composed of just 3 ingredients, dates, almond milk and almond butter. While you can also use peanut butter, I have been using almond butter instead for many of my recipes.
I think this date base can be used for many other different type of desserts. Will see what other combinations and desserts I can come up with. I am sure they will be nothing but delicious.
On another note, right now we are making our way to Madrid from up North Spain. We spent 11 days up North with my mom. To say the kids had a blast is an understatement. They are having the time of their lives.
We are staying in Madrid for just 3 days to meet some of my high school friends and the editorial team for my upcoming cookbook here in Spain. I am so excited.
After that we will be spending 2 days in Toledo and the rest of our trip, about 4 weeks, down south in Spain, Cordoba with family and friends. Have you been to Spain before? I will be posting some cool spots for you to visit in case you make it someday. I think a bucket list trip one must do on their lifetime.
Anyhow, I leave you with these little caramel almond butter chocolate truffles that I hope you get to make soon. I think next time I am going to device a different mixture for the filling that is going to be just as good. I know some people are not to fond of dates.
Caramel almond butter chocolate truffles
Miryam's original recipe
Yield: 18 truffles
Total Time: 20 minutes
- 1 cup pitted dates
- 1/3 cup almond milk
- 1 cup almond butter, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, vegan
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
In a food processor add the pitted dates and almond milk and pulse until you obtain a creamy consistency. You may have to stop the food processor in between and scrape down the sides.
Place the mixture into a small bowl and add the almond butter. Combine with a spoon or spatula (You can add the almond butter to the food processor as well and mix it with the date paste that way if you like)
Form 18 dough bit size balls and place in the freezer for at least 3-4 hours to harden.
In the meantime, melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl at 30 second intervals until completely melted.
When the balls are frozen, dip the balls, one by one into the melted chocolate. Place some chopped walnuts over each piece immediately after dipping it. You need to do this now otherwise the chocolate will solidify and the walnuts won't stick.
Keep chocolate truffles in the fridge.
I would love a few for my afternoon snack! They look really super!
3-4m? or 3-4 hours?
Feel free to have more accidents if they result in these beauties. Love healthier truffles- More for me ;)
I LOVE what almond butter does to date caramel, I swear it makes it taste more like the dairy-version. And then I love truffles too… so you’ve got a win-win on your hands little lady!!
My friend, these caramel almond butter chocolate truffles look ABSOLUTELY amazing! Nothing better than a healthy truffles, my dear!
Love snacking on healthy truffles and these look particularly divine. Caramel and almond butter? YUM.
Can you please have more accidents like this please??
Made these yesterday and they are delicious! !!! I used medjool dates which are naturally so caramel-y…and the truffles are soooo scrummy!!! I didn’t have choc chips so I made my own choc by using 1/4c cacao, 1/4 coconut oil and 3 tbspn maple syrup with a drop of vanilla!
Topped with chopped walnuts and goji berries! THANK YOU!!!!!
That sounds like an awesome alternative. I bet you they are equally good if not better. Thanks for stopping by :-) PS: I know I was lucky w/ this recipe!! Definitely a winner one.
WOW – I want one of those to just jump off the page and land in my kitchen! Oh who am I kidding, I want the whole plateful! They look amazing! Pinning and sharing!
making these soon miryam.. bookmarked. i have to buy dates… i’ve been wanting to bake with dates, but i’ think i’ll start with this. what a great mistake. :-)
Looks delicious. bookmarked this recipe. I’ve been meaning to buy dates to bake with but I will start with this. what a great mistake.
Oh my goodness these look so delicious! I am looking forward to making these asap because we just recently bought a big package of dates and I just made homemade almond butter. What great timing to find this recipe!
I hope you like them. I have to make them again soon :-)
Do the dates need to be soaked in advance? Thank you!
Mine were really moist and sticky so I didn’t but if yours are dried then I would, or just add some extra water to the mix. Like 1-2 tbsp of it :-)