Chocolate Cinnamon Truffles

So just want to share the lightening turn around time on this recipe. I came home from work today (Thursday, Nov 29th) with an urge to make a new recipe.  Problem was it was already dark out so that means quite a difficult time trying to get a good photo, plus bed time was quickly approaching.  We all know that old caveman like myself need plenty of beauty sleep, so that is always my priority.  Well anyways, I whipped this recipe up in 5 minutes with the most amazing dates I have ever had thank you to my local farmers market.  These things were so juicy and succulent, I could only eat two before I had to stop.  That says a lot coming from a self professed date addict.  Back to the turn around time since my obvious ADD kicked in.  Once I made them and realized their photo potential I went to town trying to get an amazing photo.  I got some keepers and decided to type this recipe tonight and post first thing in the morning so you could all have a weekend treat.  And if you want to see the effort I put in, my camera was on a tripod so high I needed a stool to change settings.  Mainly because I am short, but also cause it was high.  You can check it out and follow me on Instagram.

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Chocolate Cinnamon Truffles
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Total time
Serves: 10
  1. Combine your pecans, almonds, and cocoa powder in your food processor and pulse until you have a crumble consistency, not powder
  2. Add your dates and pulse until the a mixture is formed, it should resemble a paste (you made need to keep scraping the sides down to help your trusty food processor)
  3. If your mixture is too thick, you can add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water to help you form the truffles (don't add too much or you will get mush)
  4. Transfer your mixture to a mixing bowl and add your cinnamon and vanilla bean seeds and mix well by hand
  5. Form your mixture into 10 equal size truffles
  6. Roll your truffles into the shredded coconut, cocoa powder, both or any other garnish you want. You can used crushed macadamia nuts, sesame seeds, etc
  7. Store in your refrigerator covered for up to 2 weeks
This is just a base for many different variations. You can substitute different nuts or seasonings to your taste. If you do, post it in the comments and I will add the variations to the recipe.

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  1. This looks delicious! I have everything I need to make it EXCEPT the vanilla beans- but I have vanilla extract. Is there any way I could substitute, or not really?

  2. Thanks so much for this recipe! I just made some for the holidays :) I used chestnuts instead of pecans, and flavoured them with gingerbread spices (ground clove, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger) – they smell wonderful! So easy to make too! x

  3. It just so happens that I have all of the ingredients I need to make these right now! Too bad I have mono, and I feel like I’m dying so I should really be in bed. On a much nicer note, I’m thoroughly impressed with your night time photography skills! I couldn’t do it without getting frustrated! Do you use incandescent bulbs or CFLs?

  4. Looks like a fantastic for my old favorite homemade candy recipe. It involved butter and copious quantities of powdered whole milk. This should be much better for my blood sugar levels!

  5. Made a variation with macadamia nuts and pecans. Then dipped on dark chocolate made with unsweetened dark chocolate, coconut oil and coconut butter.

  6. This recipe is great! I’ve been on a chocolate kick and these looked so simple I had to make them right away. I used cashews in place of the almonds and a splash of vanilla in place of the beans, but they were still yummy. I bet they’d be even better with fresh vanilla. Thank you George!

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