Sweet Sunday: Healthy Chocolate Protein Truffles

Healthy Chocolate Protein Truffles

Yesterday I visited my favourite health shop to stock up on raw cacao, fresh dates, quinoa, apple vinegar and a gluten free flour. Instead of quinoa I decided to buy freekeh (as it was considerably cheaper) so I’ll be experimenting with that over the next few days. I also found brown rice vinegar and brown rice flour and I’ve already created a lovely spicy salad using the vinegar which I’ll share soon! 
Anyway…chocolate! 🙂  Do a quick search for healthy chocolate recipes and invariably you’ll get a variety of lara bar, fudge baby or protein ball recipes. As I’ve not found many dairy free chocolates that I actually relish the thought of eating, I’ve been making these delicious bitesize truffles for several years to satisfy my sweet tooth! 
  • 50g soaked almonds (soak overnight & remove skins)
  • 50g pitted dates
  • 1 /2 tsp rose water
  • 10g sesame seeds
  • 5g raw cocoa powder
  1. Sprinkle the rose water over the inside of the dates (if you can, leave them a couple of hours to marinate).
  2. Put all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until the mixture forms a natural ball (if you have a small processor do this in two batches).
  3. If you have a small chocolate mould you can use this to make the truffles, otherwise either make a log which can be sliced, or roll the mixture into bite sized balls.
  4. Once formed, put the truffles in the fridge to firm up.
  5. Dust with cocoa powder or sesame seeds.
  6. Enjoy!
  • Store covered in the fridge.
  • Can be frozen for a different  experience.


There are so many variations you can make even when making one batch. I made 5 truffles (a third of the mix) with this recipe then I added an extra teaspoon of rosewater along with a flat level teaspoon of wheatgrass powder. After making five of these, I then added a final 5g of sesame seeds and finished up the mix. Delicious, I have three different tasting truffles (and different shapes so that they are identifiable)… well I did! lol… there’s only a couple left altogether now!

4 thoughts on “Sweet Sunday: Healthy Chocolate Protein Truffles

  1. Thank you Alice! I need to make some more already!
    ps: I love the Spanakopita recipe on your blog today… I used to make that all the time so I think I need to get creating a LifeDietHealth vegan version 🙂


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