Quick and easy chocolate truffles

Quick and easy chocolate truffles

These chocolate truffles are very quick to make and are about half the kilojoules of a regular truffle. They don’t use any chocolate itself, but rather cocoa powder and are a ground up mixture of dried dates, sultanas and ground almond.

Although they aren’t going to match a luxurious handmade truffles, they are very good at satisfying a sugary, chocolatey craving.

This recipe makes 40 truffles, has 1g of fat each and takes 10 minutes to prepare.


    • 3/4 cup (90g) sultanas
    • 3/4 cup (135g) pitted dates
    • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 tablespoon boiling water
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) skim milk powder
    • 1/4 cup (50g) ground almond
    • 100g chocolate sprinkles for rolling and coating



    1. Place the sultanas and dates in a food processor and blend until finely chopped.
    2. Add the cocoa powder, boiling water, skim milk powder, ground almond and pulse until just combined. The mixture should be a firm, shapeable dough. Add a little water if needed.
    3. Line a baking tray with parchment.
    4. Take a teaspoon of the mixture and roll it into a ball and place it on the lined baking tray and do the same with the rest of the mix.
    5. Place chocolate sprinkles in a bowl and roll each one in them and place back on tray and refrigerate.
    6. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks.

(Adapted from the Complete Food Makeover)