3 cups Natural Delights Medjool dates, pitted and chopped (about 30 dates)
2 shots Espresso, brewed with 340 grams of water or one 12-ounce cup of strongly brewed coffee
1 cup pecans, chopped finely
1/2 cup shredded coconut, sweetened or unsweetened
1 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 tsp. finely grated orange or lemon zest
Soften the dates by soaking them for 3 to 5 minutes in 340 grams of warm (but not hot) espresso or coffee. Drain the dates and discard the liquid. Mash the dates on a cutting board with a fork to form a paste.
Transfer to a large mixing bowl and stir in the pecans, coconut, cinnamon and zest. Mix well and shape into 2.5 cm balls.
If you do not like the taste of coffee, use plain water to soften the dates.
You may substitute the pecans with another nut; walnuts work well too.
Nutritional analysis per serving (1 truffle)
Energy: 100 kJ (Cal); Fat: 1 g; Saturated Fat: 0.5 g; Trans Fat: 0 g; Monounsaturated Fatty Acids: 0; Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids: .01; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 10 mg; Potassium: 226 mg; Carbohydrates: 26 g; Fibre: 3 g; Sugar: 21 g; Protein: 1 g; Vitamin A: 0%, Vitamin C: 0%, Calcium: 2%, Iron: 2%.