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Valentine’s Day Healthy Truffles

Valentine’s Day can be sweet and without the big sugar crash with my Healthy Truffles recipe!

Date and Chocolate Valentine's Day Healthy Truffles recipe / Running in a Skirt

Hi guys!

I hope everyone had a great Super Bowl weekend!  I actually went over to a friend’s house this year, which was a lot of fun.  I made my Healthier Jalapeno Popper Dip and it was a hit. With Super Bowl over the countdown to Valentine’s Day is on.  I’ve talked about in the past how I usually don’t make a big deal about the holiday.  The Hubs and I like to make a fancy dinner at home the weekend before or after the holiday, whichever makes sense.  The older I get the more I really appreciate a Valentine’s Day at Home.

Even if we don’t blow up the holiday, it is fun to still have some festive healthier treats around the house and this Valentine’s Day Healthy Truffles recipe is downright perfect for the occasion.  They are so easy to make, taste incredible and really are good for you.  Plus they are only 4 ingredients making them a must try recipe.

Only 4 Ingredients! Date & Chocolate Valentine's Day Healthy TrufflesClick To Tweet

Date and Chocolate Valentine's Day Healthy Truffles recipe / Running in a Skirt

These bites taste rich, decadent and chocolatey…  you’ll think they are pure chocolate…. but they are not!  You’d never guess they are made with four simple ingredients including a bunch of dates.

Date and Chocolate Valentine's Day Healthy Truffles recipe / Running in a Skirt

YES!  The base of these are kind of like an energy bite.  I softened and blended dates then added enough cocoa powder to make them taste dreamy.  I also added a touch of peanut butter and vanilla extract to round out the flavor.  If your peanut butter is on the oily side they should form bites easily, but if not you may need to add just a touch of melted coconut oil.

Through the magic of dates… the result is a rich, sweet, chocolate-ly truffle-y bite of goodness.

Date and Chocolate Valentine's Day Healthy Truffles recipe / Running in a Skirt

You can leave them plain, or dress up them up with sprinkles.

In my mind you should always go with the sprinkles. 🙂

Date and Chocolate Valentine's Day Healthy Truffles recipe / Running in a Skirt

Since this healthy truffle recipe is naturally sweetened with dates instead of sugar you get a sustained energy boost instead of a sugar crash… making this a bite you can feel good about eating.  They actually make you feel better instead of worse.

Date and Chocolate Valentine's Day Healthy Truffles recipe / Running in a Skirt

Make a batch now so you can feel the Valentine’s Day love without the guilt all week.  So even if you are like me and don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day you can still have a taste of something special.

These healthy truffles also  make a great edible gift for anyone you care about.  I’ve got a feeling they will love them too.

Date and Chocolate Valentine's Day Healthy Truffles recipe / Running in a Skirt

Only 4 Ingredients! Date & Chocolate Valentine's Day Healthy TrufflesClick To Tweet

I hope you enjoy this healthy truffle recipe!  Click over for the rest of the post and the full recipe.  As always I’d love to hear what you think in the comments.

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By | 2018-02-05T10:55:52+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Dessert, Food, Recipes, Snacks & Appetizers|39 Comments


  1. Miz Helen February 11, 2018 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    Your Truffles look amazing and a special Valentine dessert! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday.
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  2. kimmythevegan February 11, 2018 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    Oh these are so cute! I love the heart-shaped sprinkles, they give a very nice aesthetic and festive touch.
    I feel like there was definitely a time when I really liked to go all out on Valentine’s Day… but now I do actually just enjoy a quiet evening home with some good food, especially a good dessert – I may just make these little guys =)
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  4. Rebecca Grace February 8, 2018 at 10:20 am - Reply

    You know, when I started reading this I thought it might be like something awful I saw on Pinterest awhile ago — chocolate covered BRUSSELS SPROUTS! Talk about ways to destroy your children’s trust forever and ENSURE they spend thousands of dollars in therapy complaining about you…!! But your truffles sound like they truly are a tasty treat. Dates and chocolate? I am so intrigued!! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  5. Ava February 7, 2018 at 4:06 am - Reply

    These truffle look beyond delicious.
    I specially love these small little hearts which looks so cute.
    I definitely gonna try this at my home.
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  6. Kristy from Southern In Law February 6, 2018 at 3:13 am - Reply

    Yummm! These look like the perfect chocolatey treat! 😍😍😍
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  7. Caroline February 5, 2018 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    We’re big date fans here, so I know these would go down well. And I know my kids would be asking for those cute sprinkles too!

  8. Emily Swanson February 5, 2018 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    I love how the sprinkles really dress them up sooo prettily for the holiday. 🙂

  9. Annmarie February 5, 2018 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    OH goodness, I am drooling! These look amazing, Julie!

  10. Ellie February 5, 2018 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    They look pretty and delicious! I love healthy truffles like these, and the sprinkles make them really special!
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  11. Blane Sherer February 5, 2018 at 11:06 am - Reply

    Healthier truffles. Sounds good.

  12. Lisa Ballantyne February 5, 2018 at 10:25 am - Reply

    Sweets that make one feel better instead of worse? Count me in!

  13. Pam Greer February 5, 2018 at 10:08 am - Reply

    I love that you made truffles healthier!! I am all about chocolate and these are definitely going on the Valentine’s menu!

  14. [email protected] February 5, 2018 at 9:54 am - Reply

    Dates are so magical! I love those sprinkles!

  15. Sarah February 5, 2018 at 8:56 am - Reply

    These look delicious and I LOVE the sprinkles!!

  16. Deborah Brooks February 5, 2018 at 8:56 am - Reply

    what a fun way to use dates! Always need the sprinkles 🙂
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  17. [email protected] February 5, 2018 at 8:39 am - Reply

    I printed this recipe to try today! I’ve been wondering what to do with some dates I was given!
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  18. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real February 5, 2018 at 7:49 am - Reply

    These are so fun with the sprinkles! I’m glad to hear I won’t be the only one celebrating on a day that isn’t actually February 14th.

  19. Wendy February 5, 2018 at 7:44 am - Reply

    Always go with the sprinkles! Yes! These look amazing. You are so creative!

  20. Beth Ann Chiles February 5, 2018 at 7:35 am - Reply

    What a great recipe! I need to go buy some dates so I can make them. Thanks for a healthier treat option.

  21. [email protected] February 5, 2018 at 7:28 am - Reply

    Those truffles sound so tasty. I always think of them as decadent and not healthy

  22. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups February 5, 2018 at 7:08 am - Reply

    These are so cute! I want to make a batch for my babies, they would love them!

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