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Looking for a sweet, healthful nibble? This combination of dates, almond butter and cocoa powder will get you going again, and with a bit of protein, it will stave off hunger in between meals.


  • 20 Medjool dates, pitted and halved
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup almond butter
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ⅓ cup + 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup toasted almonds, well chopped


  1. Put the dates and vanilla in a food processor and run until a chunky paste forms.
  2. Add the almond butter and pulse a few more times.
  3. Add the coconut, cocoa powder, salt and cinnamon and pulse a few more times.
  4. Roll a heaping tablespoon of the mixture between your palms to form a ball. Repeat with remaining mixture.
  5. Put your chopped almonds on a plate and roll each truffle in the almonds. Chill until firm.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 125; Total Fat 4.5g (6% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 1.5g (8% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV); Sodium 45mg (2% DV); Total Carbohydrate 23g (8% DV); Dietary Fiber 3.5g (11% DV); Total Sugars 18g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 2g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 4% DV; Iron 6% DV; Potassium 6% DV; Copper 20% DV; Manganese 15% DV; Vitamin E 15% DV.
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