Gluten Free Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

Looking for a delicious snack to satisfy your sweet tooth? Look no further than these gluten free decadent chocolate hazelnut truffles. The best part? Dates and a touch of maple syrup add just enough sweetness without adding any refined sugar.

Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: n/a
Yield: 15-18 truffles


½ c. raw hazelnuts
12 Medjool dates, pitted
2 T. cocoa powder, unsweetened
2 T. coconut flour
1 T. coconut oil, melted
1½ T. pure maple syrup
1 t. pure vanilla extract or vanilla emulsion
¼ t. coarse salt

Optional Coatings:

¼ c. hazelnuts or almonds, ground
¼ c. coconut flakes, finely shredded
2 T unsweetened cocoa powder + ¼ t. each cayenne pepper and coarse salt


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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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



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The baking sheets you use really do make a difference! I have tried almost every baking sheet out there and the brand I love is the USA Baking Pans. When using them for baking cookies it leaves the edges crispy while the middle is still soft and gushy and they slide right off the pan making for super easy cleanup! Win win all the way around! I will never use any other brand!

When Purchasing a Food Processor you want to make sure your getting one that will hold enough and last a long time. I love my Cuisinart Food Processor! Holds 14 cups and chops things down really fine.

You have to try this Vanilla Emulsion instead of Vanilla Extract! I have been using this brand for years now and people are always asking me why my desserts taste so amazing and I tell them they have to try LorAnn Oils Emulsion, Butter Vanilla it is so much richer and enhances the flavor in everything I use it in! Liquid gold ill tell you!

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