Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles


15 – 18 Truffles

Ready In:

25 minutes

Prep time:

25 minutes

Cook time:



About this Recipe

By: Linda Eads

Looking for a delicious snack to share with your sweetie and satisfy your sweet tooth? Look no further than these decadent chocolate hazelnut truffles.

I think this is the best part! Dates and a touch of maple syrup add just enough sweetness without adding any refined sugar.

This keeps this dessert right in line with Calizo Condiment’s principles.




  • 1/2 C. raw hazelnuts
  • 12 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 Tbs. cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 2 Tbs. coconut flour
  • 1 Tbs. coconut oil, melted
  • 1½ Tbs. pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. coarse salt

Optional Coatings:

1/2 C. hazelnuts or almonds, ground

¼C. coconut flakes, finely shredded

2 Tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder + ¼ tsp. each cayenne pepper and coarse salt



Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Place pitted dates in a small bowl filled with warm water. Set aside to soak for 10-15 minutes.

Step 2

Line a rimmed baking sheet with wax paper and set aside. Pour each selected coating, if using, onto a separate shallow, rimmed plate and set aside.

Step 3

Add hazelnuts to a food processor and process until finely ground.

Step 4

Remove the softened dates from bowl and drain off any excess water. Add dates and cocoa powder to food processor and blend until smooth, approximately 3-4 minutes.

Scrape the sides, as necessary, to ensure mixture is thoroughly combined.

Tip: Add a few drops of water at a time, if necessary, to achieve a smooth consistency, but don’t add too much.

Step 5

Add coconut flour, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt to the mixture and process until combined.

Step 6

Remove the dough from the food processor and divide into 15-18 equal-sized portions. Roll each section of dough into a ball before rolling in the selected coatings.

Step 7

Once coated, place on prepared baking tray and place in the refrigerator to chill for several minutes before serving.


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