Naturally sweetened with dates, these no-bake Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Paleo Truffles are delicious! Give these as a gift, or keep them all to yourself!
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.
Thanksgiving is over, but pumpkin-flavored treats are still in season! It is still fall, and winter is coming! I would 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 paleo 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!
- 1 cup dates pitted
- 1 Tbsp cacao powder
- 1 Tbsp honey or maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp pumpkin puree
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 cup dairy-free dark chocolate chips I use 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).
Eat them and enjoy!!
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