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Chocolate Truffles, Super Easy and No-bake

This recipe deserves three cheers for its simplicity and yumminess! They are rich but also good for you because they are packed with goodness from pecans, almond flour and more!
Nov 25, 2019 | Joy McCarthy

I am a chocolate lover and if this past month is any indication, I'm chocolate obsessed! I've been baking with a lot of raw cacao these days from my Chocolate Coconut Drops in the Be Merry & Joyous Holiday Guide to Double Chocolate Cookies and at the end of the month, I will have a Double Chocolate Protein Loaf. See? Told ya! My guess is you don't mind one bit.

No Bake Chocolate Truffles

This recipe for Chocolate Truffles (obviously, there's chocolate in there) deserves three cheers for its simplicity and yumminess! It's rich with chocolate and of course, it's also good for you because it's packed with goodness from pecans, almond flour, coconut and raw cacao.

Joy with plate of no-bake chocolate truffles

The secret weapon in the simplicity of creating these truffles was my new KitchenAid Food Processor! As you might know, from my first two cookbooks, a food processor is a kitchen essential in my opinion. It's so versatile to make anything you want from soups to pestos, sauces, dressing, cookies and of course this recipe I'm sharing today - truffles.

Food processor

A food processor is my go-to when I'm making raw cookies, energy balls or truffles because it chews up the ingredients effortlessly and with my new KitchenAid Food Processor nothing gets stuck on the bottom underneath the blade, even those sticky dates.


I love the fact I can toss the whole thing in the dishwasher and save time!!

These truffles are...

  • Paleo-friendly
  • Gluten-free and dairy-free
  • Kid-approved
  • One-bite wonders of deliciousness! 

As you can see in my photo, they are nice and soft on the inside, the perfect truffle.

Inside of chocolate truffle

Here's my video on how to make them:

Super duper easy right?

Plate of chocolate truffles

Here's the recipe!

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  • 10-14 soft medjool dates
  • 3/4 cup pecans
  • 3/4 cup - 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Coconut flakes for rolling
  • Cacao powder for rolling
  • Optional: 2-3 tbsp real maple syrup
  1. Remove pits from dates and soak the dates for 20 minutes in hot water. Drain dates of extra water and discard water once finished.
  2. Place dates, pecans, almond flour, cinnamon, raw cacao powder, vanilla and maple syrup if using, in food processor. Pulse until it forms a ball-like sticky texture.
  3. Form the dough into 1.5 inch balls and rolls in coconut flakes or raw cacao powder.
  4. Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or the freezer for up to 3 months.


Makes 25-30, 1 inch balls

This is a fun recipe to do with your little one!


Have a wonderful rest of your week!
Joy xo


This post was created in partnership with KitchenAid Canada however all opinions are always my own. Read more about partnership ethos here.

Tatiana   •   November 27, 2019

Thanks Joy! Could I use oat flour or would it make them too dry?

Joy McCarthy   •   November 27, 2019

Fern   •   November 27, 2019

I just lately had to go gluten free, dairy free and sugar free. Wow! What a learning curve! So I tried these for when I just want a treat. I love them. Thank you. This will be on my Christmas sweet list.

Joy McCarthy   •   November 28, 2019

Denise   •   November 29, 2019

Hello! How long do these truffles keep, and where would you store them?

Joy McCarthy   •   November 30, 2019

Claribelle Bautista   •   December 3, 2019

Can I substitute pecans with some other nut like almond?

Joy McCarthy   •   December 3, 2019

Bonnie   •   December 10, 2019

Sounds yummy ! If I want to substitute raisins for the dates, what measurement of raisins should I use ? Thanks


Jean beks   •   December 31, 2020



Inna B.   •   January 12, 2021

Hi Joy! Even if I have very soft dates do I still have to soak them? Thank you!

Joy McCarthy   •   January 14, 2021

diane W.   •   October 29, 2021

These are FANTASTIC! So delicious! I just made them today exactly as the recipe said. You are right, they were so fast

Joy McCarthy   •   November 3, 2021

Danielle   •   October 29, 2021

What would be the measurement (weight or volume) for the dates? Just wondering as I don't have medjool dates. Thanks


Leanne Henwood-Adam   •   November 1, 2021

Which food processor is this one?

Joy McCarthy   •   November 3, 2021

lisa geroch   •   November 19, 2021

how many carbs per truffle ? would like to gift these to one of my diabetic students.

Joy McCarthy   •   November 22, 2021

Josie   •   November 19, 2021

Thank you for this receipt. I will be making these night for sure. P.S. love, love the “Best Ever Paleo Bread”. I usually make two loaves, one plain and one I add walnuts and dates. So delicious!

Joy McCarthy   •   November 21, 2021

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