Whip up this dessert for a healthy treat.

By By Nicole Crane
Updated: January 30, 2018
Photo: Nicole Crane

Sick of those candy hearts you've been eating every Valentine's Day since elementary school? Step up your candy game with these six-ingredient chocolate cashew truffles, or whip them up for yourself any day of the year. (See also: Valentine's Day Getaways Active Couples Will Love)

Made with almond flour, dates, cashews, and cocoa powder, these chocolate cashew truffles are easy to make in just a few minutes. Dress them up with red and pink sprinkles or dip them in melted dark chocolate to really get in the spirit.

Chocolate Cashew Truffles

Makes 8 truffles


  • 2/3 cup pitted dates (about 15 California dates)
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup roasted and salted cashews
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips
  • Sprinkles to roll the truffles in, optional


Nutrition facts per 1 truffle: 124 calories, 5.5g fat, 1g saturated fat, 18g carbs, 2g fiber, 12g sugar, 3g protein



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