Dreamy Coconut Macaroon Truffles
These coconut macaroon truffles are what dreams are made of. Sweetened with dates only, then packed with nutritious ingredients, such as cashews, oats, shredded coconut and cocoa powder. Finish them off with a splash of vanilla extract and a sprinkle of sea salt and you've got yourself a luxurious healthy treat for Valentine's day. They taste just like a decadent chocolate macaroon, but without the added sugar!
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
- 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted
- 1 cup raw cashews
- 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon fine shredded coconut + more for rolling
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons water (if needed)
Place all the ingredients in a food processor. Blend until it forms a ball or until the mixture sticks together when pressed.
Roll the dough into 16 little balls.
Place some shredded coconut on a clean surface. Roll the balls in the coconut until evenly coated.
Keep in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer. They can be eaten right out of the freezer!
If using Medjool dates, you probably won't need to add water, but if using dry dates, you may need up to 2 tablespoons of water. The mixture should be a little sticky to help the coconut stick.