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Date and Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles


Chewy dates are the perfect foil for rich, bittersweet chocolate. My two-ingredient truffles equal total decadence and further prove that quality always beats quantity.

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  • 12 trufflesServings


  • 7 ounces bittersweet chocolate, at least 70% cacao
  • 10 pitted dates
  • Garnishes: cocoa powder, desiccated coconut, shaved chocolate


1. Melt chocolate in a double boiler.

2. Rehydrate dates in hot water for 15 minutes. Squeeze out excess water, pulse in a food processor until pureed.

3. Stir chocolate and date puree together. Transfer mixture to a shallow dish and chill until mixture can be rolled into a truffle, about 10 to 15 minutes.

4. Scoop a walnut size ball and roll it lightly between your palms. Then roll in cocoa powder, coconut or shaved chocolate.

5. Store truffles, covered, in the refrigerator, for up to 5 days. Remove and warm to room temperature before serving.