Looking for something short, dark, and handsome? Then we’ve got the perfect party date for you! These Date Truffles will always meet your dessert expectations, no matter what the online recipe profile says. The plump dates are coupled with cocoa and apple juice, giving them just the right amount of encouragement needed to be beautifully delicious. These sweet dates are tightly hugged with a supportive walnut coating that makes them easy to hang onto. Has it been a while? Try these Date Truffles and get yourself back out there again with these faithful, no-fail nuggets. These little fellas are just as handsome as you think they are, and will soon become your main dessert squeeze. Make a date to make these before it’s too late!

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup walnuts, broken
  • 3/8 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups (about 12-15 total) whole medjool dates, pitted
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon apple juice
  • 3-4 teaspoons water, optional
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Directions

Step 1 –Line an 18×26-inch baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2 –In a food processor, add the walnuts and 1/8 teaspoon of the salt, cover and pulse, until finely chopped.

Step 3 –Transfer the chopped walnut mixture to a shallow dish and set it aside.

Step 4 –In the food processor, add the dates, the cocoa powder, the apple juice, and the remaining salt. Cover and process until a thick paste forms. Note: If needed, add 1 teaspoon of water at a time, up to 3-4 teaspoons total, until a thick paste forms.

Step 5 –To make the truffle, shape 2 teaspoons of the dough into a ball and roll the ball into the chopped walnut mixture to coat. Note: If the dough becomes too sticky to work with, transfer the dough to the refrigerator to chill, about 15-20 minutes.

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Step 6 –Cover the truffles tightly and transfer to the refrigerator to chill, for at least 1 hour before serving.

Step 7 –Transfer the chilled truffles to a serving plate and serve.

Step 8 –Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to about 2 weeks.