Looking for healthy Valentine's Day treats? Look no further than my Valentine's Day Truffles recipe made with the surprising combination of dates, cocoa powder, and your favorite nut butter like almond butter. These healthy Valentine's snacks are a Healthy Truffles recipe that's surprisingly sweet and chocolaty but without the big sugar crash.
Healthy Valentine's Day Treats
The older I get the more I really appreciate a Valentine's Day at Home. And with everything going on this year it seems like the perfect year for staying home for Valentine's Day. Even if we don't go out for the holiday, it is fun to still have some festive healthy Valentine's Day treats around the house and this Valentine's Day Healthy Truffles recipe is downright perfect for the occasion.
My Valentine's Day Truffles are so easy to make, taste incredible, and really are good for you. Plus they are only 4 ingredients making them a must-try healthy Valentine's Day snack.
Why You'll Love These Valentine's Day Truffles
These Valentine's Day Truffles 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 healthy dates. The combination of dates and cocoa powder make these indulgent looking truffles an actually Healthy Valentine's Day treat or snack.
YES! The base of these is kind of like a classic 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.
To make these Valentine's Truffles festive I added some adorable sprinkles which are fun for adults and kids alike.
Ingredients in the Healthy Valentine's Day Treats:
- Dates: You can use any type of dates for these healthy Valentine's Day treats but Medjool dates are my favorite. They are softer and sweeter.
- Cocoa Powder: Classic cocoa powder gives these Valentine's Truffles that rich chocolate flavor without just using chocolate.
- Nut Butter: Nut butter adds some substance, creaminess, and richness to the truffle. You taste more chocolate than nut butter. Feel free to use your favorite including almond or peanut.
- Vanilla Extract: A touch of vanilla extract brings out all the flavors and gives these truffles a rich flavor.
- Valentine's Day Sprinkles: Use your favorite ones with hearts or in shades of red and pink. I love these on Amazon. (Amazon Affiliate Link)
You can leave them plain, or dress them up with sprinkles.
In my mind, you should always go with the sprinkles. 🙂
How to Make the Healthy Truffles:
- Cover the dates in water to soften them. If you are using Medjool dates you can skip this step. Drain the water.
- Put the dates, nut butter, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and melted coconut oil in a food processor. This one is my favorite!
- Divide the mixture into 12 pieces and roll into a ball. Dip the bites in the sprinkles.
- Put on a tray and let the bites firm up in the fridge. Once firm you can transfer them to an airtight container.
These healthy truffles also make a great edible gift for anyone you care about. Package them up with a cute bow and it's a great gift.
These healthy treats for Valentine's Day store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week.
YES! This is REALLY a Healthy Valentine's Day Snack!
Since this healthy Valentine's Day 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 making it a healthy Valentine's Day Snack. They actually make you feel better instead of worse.
Make a batch now so you can feel Valentine's Day and share it with your family. I hope you enjoy this healthy truffle recipe! As always I'd love to hear what you think in the comments.
More Healthy Valentine's Day Ideas:
- Raspberry Greek Yogurt Bites
- Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie
- How to Celebrate Valentine's Day at Home & DIY Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- Empowering Ways to Practice Self Love
If you make this recipe, I’d love to hear what you think! Leave a comment and a star rating ★ below. Make sure to follow me on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook too!
5 Ingredient Valentine's Day Truffles
- 1 cup dates
- ½ cup nut butter**
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ tablespoon melted coconut oil**
- optional: sprinkles
- Cover the dates in water and soak for 20-30 minutes to soften. Drain.
- Put the dates, nut butter cocoa powder, vanilla extract and melted coconut oil in a food processor. Mix until smooth.
- Roll the mixture into 12 even bites. Dip in the sprinkles as desired.
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These healthy truffles are adorable and I love the little hearts on them! I have been looking for a recipe for healthy truffles and this one has caught my eye. Thank you for sharing this recipe, I cant wait to make these!
Ali Hanson says
Easy and healthy? I'm in! These look great and the sprinkle idea was adorable!
I love that I can customize this recipe for any holiday or just enjoy it without the sprinkles.
My kids all loved this fun treat on Valentine's Day. Thank you for sharing a healthier alternative to the usual chocolate.
I am coming to appreciate how dates can form the foundation of a sweet yet healthy treat. This looks like such an easy yet tasty recipe, i'm definitely adding it to my try-soon list.
Jacqueline Debono says
These truffles look so pretty and tasty. I actual have a box of medjoul dates I've been snacking on. They are the best! Going to give these truffles a try while I still have the dates!
Amy Liu Dong says
This looks really delicious and such a perfect treat to make for my kids this Valentine's. Yum!
I love a healthy yet sweet treat, especially one tailor made for Valentine's Day. Thank you!
My niece is so excited to make these with me this weekend! I love how cute and adorable these look, not to mention mouthwatering!
Lesli Schwartz says
Wow! These truffles are so beautiful and healthy too! They sure are perfect for Valentine's Day. Will be making these this weekend for sure.
Stine Mari says
I love these healthy little treats. The peanut butter makes all the difference! And sprinkles make them perfect for V-day!
can I use chunky peanut butter?
can i make it using chunky peanut butter?
I haven't tested that yet but I think it would work. You just wouldn't get the smooth fudgy texture.
This is the EXACT thing I need! We are doing a small little valentines party with my kids. They will love this healthy recipe!
Deborah Brooks says
These are so fun and cute! I am going to make them again this weekend for my husband (really me!)
Miz Helen says
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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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 =)
Rebecca Grace says
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!
These truffle look beyond delicious.
I specially love these small little hearts which looks so cute.
I definitely gonna try this at my home.
Thanks so much Ava!
Kristy from Southern In Law says
Yummm! These look like the perfect chocolatey treat! ????????????
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!
Emily Swanson says
I love how the sprinkles really dress them up sooo prettily for the holiday. 🙂
Thanks so much Emily!
OH goodness, I am drooling! These look amazing, Julie!
They look pretty and delicious! I love healthy truffles like these, and the sprinkles make them really special!
Thanks so much Ellie!
Blane Sherer says
Healthier truffles. Sounds good.
Lisa Ballantyne says
Sweets that make one feel better instead of worse? Count me in!
Me too! Thanks Lisa!
Pam Greer says
I love that you made truffles healthier!! I am all about chocolate and these are definitely going on the Valentine's menu!
Thanks Pam! Hope you enjoy them.
Dates are so magical! I love those sprinkles!
They really are! Thanks Patrick.
These look delicious and I LOVE the sprinkles!!
Deborah Brooks says
what a fun way to use dates! Always need the sprinkles 🙂
I printed this recipe to try today! I've been wondering what to do with some dates I was given!
THanks Debbie! Let me know what you think!
Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real says
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.
It's so much easier that way.
Always go with the sprinkles! Yes! These look amazing. You are so creative!
I try! Thanks Wendy!
Beth Ann Chiles says
What a great recipe! I need to go buy some dates so I can make them. Thanks for a healthier treat option.
Thanks Beth Ann! Hope you get to try them.
Those truffles sound so tasty. I always think of them as decadent and not healthy
These are actually healthy! Thanks Lacey!
Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups says
These are so cute! I want to make a batch for my babies, they would love them!
Yay! Thanks Emily!