Tahini Cocoa Truffles – an Ageless Diet™ Recipe

A new treat for you ageless beauties who have a sweet tooth. This one has a Middle Eastern flair to it, reminds me a little of my favorite dessert in Istanbul, besides baklava, called halvah, which is essentially a sesame paste with some sort of sweetener. These truffles have a more exotic taste than the halvah, thanks to the dates and cinnamon. I like them best straight from the freezer.  

Tahini Cocoa Truffles
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These cocoa tahini truffles are dead simple to make. They're a perfect post-workout treat.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
35 min
  1. 10 Medjool dates, pitted and chopped
  2. 1/3 cup tahini
  3. 1/4 cup unsweetened pure cocoa powder, plus more for dusting
  4. 1/4 cup cacao nibs or coconut flakes
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  6. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Blend the dates in a food processor until a paste if formed.
  2. Add the tahini, cocoa powder, and cinnamon to the dates and mix until completely blended.
  3. Using a tablespoon to portion out the bites, form the mixture into balls and then roll in cacao nibs or coconut flakes or dust with cocoa powder.
  4. Place on parchment paper and chill in the freezer for 20-30 minutes.
  5. Store in airtight container and keep refrigerated.
  1. I sometimes add 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger with the cinnamon. Spices my brother got me in a market in Djerba. And the ginger really works well with the tahini and dates. I roll them in coconut and the cacao nibs because I love both flavors together. I like them best after they've been in the freezer overnight, which is where I store them, stealing a few truffles here and there as the day progresses.

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About the Author: Tania Van Pelt is the creator of Happiness Series. She is a writer and content creator, working in film, tv, and online. She wrote the popular lifestyle book "Ageless Diet," published in late 2015. And she is currently working on her next book. She also developed a sitcom pilot set in the restaurant business called "Employees Only TV" and is developing another web series comedy about Denver.

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