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Valentine's LOVE Truffles

These beautiful homemade candies are actually a very healthy snack-- made only with fruit, nuts, coconut oatmeal, dark chocolate, and coconut oil, so let your loved ones indulge!
Prep Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Michelle Miller

Ingredients

Brownie Bliss

  • 1 cup Medjool dates pitted
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup 70% dark chocolate chopped, or mini chocolate chips
  • cocoa powder for dusting (about 1/3 cup)

Lemon Meringue

  • 1 cup Medjool dates pitted
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut reserve 1/2 cup for rolling
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Pecan Caramel Turtles

  • 1 cup Medjool dates pitted
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup 70% dark chocolate

Instructions

Brownie Bliss

  • Add the almonds and oatmeal to a food processor, and process until a coarse flour forms. Add the dates, cocoa powder, coconut oil, sea salt, and vanilla, and continue to process until mixture forms a dough.
  • Add chopped dark chocolate and walnuts, and pulse 10-12 times, until the mixture is combined, but chocolate and walnuts remain chunky.
  • Roll dough into balls, and dust in cocoa powder.

Lemon Meringue

  • Add dates, ½ cup coconut and cashews to a food process, and process until a dough forms. Add lemon juice and sea salt, and process to mix well.
  • Roll the dough into balls, and roll in coconut.

Pecan Caramel Turtles

  • Process dates, coconut oil, lemon juice and salt in a food processor. Process for 5-7 minutes, until mixture is very caramelly and starts to turn opaque.
  • On a piece of parchment paper, press dates into a square about ¾ inch thick. Press 16 pecans into the top of the square. Freeze date caramel overnight.
  • When date caramel is frozen, cut it into 16 pieces.
  • Melt chocolate, and dip each caramel piece into chocolate. I only coated the top of my turtles to keep the chocolate from overwhelming the caramel layer.

Notes

*The recipe for the Cherry Dark Chocolate Coconut bites is linked near the picture above.
*The Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Bites are a simple mixture of dark chocolate, a bit of coconut oil, and a swirl of plain almond butter.
**Medjool dates are larger and softer than most other date varieties. If subbing a different type of date, it might be necessary to soak the dates in hot water prior to mixing with other ingredients. If dates feel dry or are old, a bit of hot water will help them soften and blend into the mixtures.