Gluten Free, No-Bake Chocolate Nut Truffles

Gluten Free Chocolate Nut Truffles

 

Gluten Free Chocolate Nut Truffles

2/3 cup walnuts

2/3 cup hazelnuts OR pecans

3 tablespoons cocoa powder (unsweetened)

1 tablespoon nut butter (almond, cashew, macadamia)

3 tablespoons coconut oil (unrefined only)

2 heaping cups pitted dates

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons raw agave nectar (may substitute with 2 heaping tablespoons raw honey – NOT commercial honey)

1 tablespoon chia seeds (white or black)

Put all of the ingredients into a food processor and process for 3-5 minutes, until mixture comes together and forms a sticky ball. Watch to make sure that the nuts do not become totally pulverized into a flour. You want them processed until they resemble tiny crunchy pieces (like wet sand).

Scrape out the mixture and using your hands shape into small balls. Arrange in a single layer onto a plate or container, cover and chill in the fridge for a minimum of 6 hours before serving. Overnight is even better. Makes approximately 20-24 truffles.