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Naturally sweetened with dates, these no-bake Dark Chocolate Paleo Pumpkin Truffles are delicious! Give these as a gift, or keep them all to yourself!
First published on November 29, 2016. Re-published with updated photos.
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Ours was lovely. My parents flew into town and I had a great time with them and my husband. We spent Thursday at my mother-in-law’s house for our Thanksgiving meal. I managed to spend the whole day Thursday avoiding gluten, and my stomach thanked me for it. And since I supplied most of the desserts, they were all paleo! I neglected to mention this to anyone (besides my parents and my husband), and everything was enjoyed and I went home with empty dishes. Did anyone else make any paleo or gluten-free recipes?
Then on Friday we traveled into Bastrop and hit up the Harvest Art Fest, where my dad bought me this adorable cat ring.
We walked up and down the little shops, ate dinner, and finished the night off walking through the lighted park along the river, in which about a third of the lights weren’t working, and quite a few of the characters were missing eyes, which I thought was odd. Either someone had a vendetta against Snoopy and the cast of Sesame Street, or all of the eyes were very cheaply made and fell off somehow.
It was still a nice and pretty walk along the Colorado River. We spent the next couple of days eating, putting up the Christmas tree, decorating the house, watching the Gilmore Girls revival on Netflix, and going to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. It was a great few days! Now it’s back to work until Christmas.
Tis the season for pumpkin! And these no-bake paleo pumpkin truffles are a great naturally-sweetened treat to make for the season. I could eat pumpkin all year-round, I love it. And these truffles are awesome. Seriously, I wanted to eat the whole box by myself when I made them. But I offered some to my parents and my husband instead. They loved them too. These dark chocolate paleo pumpkin truffles are super easy and healthy, and fun to eat! Grab a cute little candy tin and you can have a great gift to give someone! Or just eat them all yourself, like I wanted to!
These are made with a base of dates, which are nature’s candy. No refined sugar here, just natural sweetness from the dates and honey, and deliciousness!
These are a fun treat to make around Halloween. I plan to make a few batches of these and hand them out at work.
- 1 cup dates pitted
- 1 Tbsp cacao powder
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1 Tbsp pumpkin puree
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 cup Enjoy Life dark chocolate chips
Place your dates into a food processor and puree.
Add the cacao powder, honey, pumpkin puree and spices into the food processor and blend. It will become a large, dough-like ball.
Tear off pieces and roll with your hands into 1-inch balls. The mixture might be sticky, so rubbing your hands with a little bit of coconut oil makes the rolling process much easier!
Melt the chocolate chips in a double broiler or the microwave. Coat each of the balls with the chocolate, and place on sheet of parchment paper.
Place the truffles in the refrigerator and let them harden (I took mine out after about a half an hour).
Serve and enjoy!