These healthy dark chocolate truffles are ready in 15 minutes - no cooking or baking involved. The truffles are packed with fiber, healthy fats, and other nutrients - a dessert you can feel good about!
Soak the dates in hot water while you get the rest of the ingredients and start on step 2 (about 5 minutes). The water should be hot to the touch but not hot enough to burn you.
Process the almonds in a food processor until coarse almond meal is formed. Add the pecans and process until they are ground up into a coarse meal as well.
Drain the dates and use your hand to squeeze out excess water. Add the drained dates, 1/4 cup cocoa powder, vanilla extract, agave nectar, and salt to the food processor. Process until a smooth paste forms. If the paste is very sticky, add up to 2 more tablespoons of cocoa and process until combined.
Use a tablespoon measure to help you form the truffles. Pack a heaping tablespoon of the mixture into the tablespoon measure. Scoop out the mixture and use your hands to form a tightly packed ball of truffle goodness. It is best to squeeze the mixture into little truffles instead of trying to roll them out.
Optional: gently roll the truffles in the toppings of your choice.
These truffles will keep for 3 days at room temperature in an air-tight container.