This rich chocolate dessert makes for a great healthy holiday treat!

  • 1/2 cup dates
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup cashew butter
  • 100g organic dark chocolate (70% or higher)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Shredded coconut
  • Chopped nuts

In a small saucepan simmer dates and water over medium low heat for 5-10 minutes until thickened. Set aside.

Melt chocolate over a double boiler over low heat.

Add cashew butter to thickened dates and then add in melted chocolate. Stir all ingredients well and then cool in the refrigerator for 2 hours or until firm.

Take a teaspoon sized amount of truffle and roll into a ball and then into chopped nuts or shredded coconut.

These truffles also make a wonderful Christmas gift when wrapped in foils.