Recently I shared with you my review of Natural Delights Medjool Dates. We love dates and these were the best ones we have ever had. With the Natural Delights Medjool Dates I made these amazing Chocolate Truffle Energy Bites. Earlier in May I had posted a recipe for Peanut Butter, Oatmeal and Chocolate Chip Energy Bites and since then I have been searching for a recipe that didn't use any peanut butter. I found this recipe on Sally's Baking Addiction which looked like it would be good to try. I made a few changes to adjust for what ingredients I had on hand. These turned out great and tasted best chilled. I told Hasan they were chocolate to get him to try them and he loved them! He even asked for some the next day. I made half the recipe but next time will be making the whole recipe since they didn't last very long!
Chocolate Truffle Energy Bites
Adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction
Makes 16-18 bites
14 pitted Natural Delights Medjool Dates
2 tsp vanilla powder
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup walnuts
1/4 tsp salt
Optional toppings: icing sugar, cocoa powder, coconut, chopped nuts
Add nuts to food processor and process until ground. Since I made half this recipe I had to use my nut grinder to get the nuts ground. Rinse the dates under very cold water. Add to the food processor along with the ground nuts, vanilla powder, cocoa powder and salt. Process until a ball is formed. Transfer to a bowl. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Roll into small balls and then roll in desired toppings. Keep in an air tight container in the refrigerator.
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