Cacao Dusted Truffles


These truffles make such a quick, easy and tasty gift (if you don’t eat them all yourself first!). I purchased some really cute flatpack chocolate boxes online and have given them to friends for Christmas and Birthdays and they have never disappointed. The cacao butter gives the truffles a luxurious, rich flavour and helps them to set in the fridge. The dates add a natural sweetness and prevent the truffles from setting solid, giving them a smooth, fudgy texture. The possibilities are endless for experimenting with different flavours!


Cacao Dusted Truffles
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Recipe type: Vegan, glutenfree, confectionary
  • 5 medjool dates
  • 1.5 tbsp cacao powder, plus more for dusting
  • 2.5 tbsp cacao butter
  • 0.5tbsp macca powder
  • A pinch of himalayan pink salt
  1. Melt the cacao butter gently over a low heat or a bowl of boiling water
  2. Add the melted cacao butter to the food processor with the other ingredients and blend until smooth
  3. Remove the mixture and place in the fridge for at least half an hour until quite firm (it will be too wet to work with at first)
  4. Once firm, remove the mixture from the fridge and roll into evenly sized balls
  5. Put the extra cacao powder in a shallow dish and roll each ball until lightly coated


  1. Tiffany January 9, 2015

    I am not able to get cacao butter where I am,can I substitute it with something else?

    • the clean diary January 10, 2015

      Hi Tiffany,

      You could also use coconut oil, it just may not have quite as rich a flavour as the cacao butter but would still taste great! Have you seen my salted hazelnut praline truffles? These don’t have cacao butter in 🙂 enjoy!

      • Tiffany February 1, 2015

        Thank you !


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