Chocolate Pecan Truffles from Recipe RenovatorHi. I am a recovering candy bar addict. I admit it. In the past I have been powerless over my desire for candy bars. So, given that I feel really terrible if I eat candy bars, what’s a girl to do? Have these in the fridge at all times.

These luscious little morsels taste enough like Snickers bars to satisfy me… the dates have a caramel flavor, and the nuts, chocolate, and salt combine for an incredibly satisfying little snack. I allow myself two per day, mid-afternoon, and I can generally stay on my wellness plan.

This version of a truffle is incredibly healthy… natural dates are super-sweet but rich in iron and fiber. Cacao nibs give you all the benefits of chocolate without added sugar, and the pecans add additional heart-healthy fats and fiber. Enjoy!

Suitable for:
vegan, gluten-free, low-sodium, reduced-sugar diets

Not for:
migraine diets

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Chocolate Pecan Truffles from Recipe Renovator

Chocolate-date-pecan truffles

Luscious little morsels taste like candy bars, incredibly healthy.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 20 truffles


  • 10 dates fresh, preferably Medjool
  • 1 cup pecans (115 g)
  • 1/2 cup cacao nibs unsweetened (50 g)
  • 1 tsp sea salt pink Himalayan salt (omit for low-sodium diets)
  • 2 tbsp almond milk as needed


  • Remove the pits from the dates.
  • Put the dates in your food processor with the rest of the ingredients. Process until the mixture is finely ground and holds together when pressed. If the dates are a little dry, you may need to add a small amount of nut milk.
    Raw chocolate-date-pecan truffle mixture | Recipe Renovator
  • Using a 1 T. measure, form the truffles into balls. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment, waxed paper, or a silicone sheet.
  • Sprinkle with a little bit of sea salt flakes if desired.
  • Refrigerate until firm.


Per serving:
  • 99 calories
  • 6 g fat
  • 2 g saturated fat
  • 2 g monounsaturated fat
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat
  • 0 g trans fat
  • 0 g cholesterol
  • 120 mg sodium (8 mg sodium with salt omitted)
  • 73 mg potassium
  • 12 g carbohydrate
  • 3 g fiber
  • 7 g sugars
  • 2 g protein
  • 3 Weight Watchers Points Plus
Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.