Mocha Mint Laced Truffles

Mocha Mint Laced Truffles

Vegan, low-glycemic, heart healthy, high protein! Recipe from sweets_you_can_eat on Instagram!



  • 2 cups pitted, roughly chopped dates 
  • 1 cup extra hot coffee or espresso, (can be boiling)
  • 3 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp dried mint leaf (dried min from a tea bag works great)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp mint extract


  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup 65% - 85% Hacienda San Jose Chocolate 
  • 1 tbsp refined coconut oil
  • Large crystal salt

*Makes 24-35 truffles*


  1. Combine wet ingredients: dates, hot coffee, melted coconut oil, dried mint, vanilla and mint extract into a food processor (or into a medium sized bowl if using a hand immersion blender). Let these ingredients sit and soak for 20 minutes while you prepare the dry ingredients.
  2. In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients: almond flour, slivered almonds, chocolate, coconut, cocoa powder and salt. Stir to blend everything together into a chocolatey-crumb consistency.
  3. Now that the dates have soaked and softened in the wet ingredients, blend them for two minutes until an exceptionally smooth, creamy, thick dough consistency is formed.
  4. Spoon the wet date mixture into the dry ingredients and combine all into a thick, yummy chocolate dough.
  5. Using a small sized 1 inch ice cream scooper, scoop balls of truffle go onto nonstick tray or cookie sheet. Or simply pinch off 2 tablespoons of truffle though and roll each into a bowl. Finish using all the dough (you will have 24 large bites or 35 small ones).
  6. Refrigerate until firm (about 30 minutes). Once chilled, roll each ball into a little cocoa powder or shredded coconut to finish with a non-stick coating.
  7. Dipping: have fun with Megan‘s dipping chocolate, dip frozen truffles into the dipping chocolate, sprinkle large crystal salt to stick the chocolate and let set.
  8. The truffles can be stored in the freezer for up to three months. Enjoy the truffles at room temperature.

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