How to Make Healthy Date Truffles with Nuts ~ Kids’ Cuisine

  • on July 26, 2018

Middle-Eastern Date Truffles 

Delicious Gluten-Free and Diary-Free Sweet Snacks!


Date Fruits are very healthy. They are a good source of iron. They strengthen your bones, promote respiratory health, and gives you good energy. You can read below in the graphic all the health benefits the dates bring in these truffles.

Of course, these are only as information for you to expand your knowledge, and to know how healthy these truffles are.




The Recipe is very easy. We are going to make 12 Truffles, and coat every four with a different type of nuts. You will have a nice serving plate of 4 Date Truffles coated with Shredded Coconut, 4 Date Truffles coated with Sesame Seeds, and 4 Date Truffles coated with Macadamia Nuts.

The Paste we roll is made from date, ground cardamom, and Tahini Paste. The Tahini is also a very healthy ingredient, and could be found at ethnic stores or Lebanese Supermarkets.

The Tahini is the same ingredient we use to make the Halaweh Fudge, and the Hummus. Take a look at its health benefits:

Tahini Benefits




If you are planning for a party, or to help raise funds for a cause at school, increase the quantity by timing all the ingredients by the same number. Let’s say you want to have 48 Truffles? You then multiply every ingredient by 4.

In that case,

  1. Make them a day or two ahead of time. These Truffles can be stored in the fridge for a week in an airtight container.
  2. Get your friends to help you because it will take you more time to roll the paste into 48 balls (or more!)

Depending of where you live in the world, these Truffles could be sold for $2 the piece, or a little more. For your fundraising, you can sell by piece, or by groups of 3 or 6 different Truffles nicely arranged in a plastic box.

Enjoy it! And let me know how it goes. I would love to hear from you, and that you share some photos of your Truffles with me.


Date Truffles Coated with Nuts

Course Dessert
Cuisine Middle-Eastern
Keyword Almond, Date Fruit, Ground Cardamom, Healthy Dessert, Kids' Cuisine, Macadamia Nuts, Sesame Seeds, Shredded Coconut, Tahini Paste, Truffles
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Chill time 10 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 12 Truffles


Group 1

  • 12 Dates peeled, pitted
  • 1 tbsps Tahini Paste
  • 1 dash Ground Cardamom

Group 2: To Roll the Truffles

  • 1 tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Shredded Coconut
  • 1 tbsp Macadamia Nuts pounded into grainy powder

Tools 2

  • A Food Processor
  • A frying pan to toast the sesame seeds


  1. Serve the nuts in 4 small plates, one for each type of nuts. Set aside.

    In the food processor, place the ingredients of Group 1, and blend well into an oily paste (1-2 minutes). 

    Transfer it into a bowl, and place it in the fridge for the paste to firm up (10 minutes).

  2. Now, let's toast the Sesame Seeds to a light golden color!

    Place a frying pan on the stove. Turn on the heat to Medium. Drop in the sesame seeds, and toast them for 1 minute. Use a wooden spoon to stir them as they toast so they won't toast from on side only. Stay pending. You don't want to burn them!

  3. Set in front of you on the counter the bowl of date paste, and the plates of nuts. 

    Divide the Date paste into 12 equal parts. Roll them all nicely between your palms, shaping them into balls.

  4. Now, we are going to coat every 4 balls with one type of nuts. 

    1- Roll a ball on the sesame seeds from all sides. Set aside. Repeat with 3 more balls. Now you have a plate of 4 Sesame Date Truffles. Set aside.

    2- Roll a ball on the Macadamia nuts, coating it all well. Set aside. Repeat with 3 more balls. Now you have a plate of 4 Nut Date Truffles. 

     3- Repeat the same way with the remaining 4 balls, coating them with shredded coconuts. Gently press on the coconuts if they are not sticking well. Set aside.

Serving and Storing

  1. In a nice serving plate, arrange your nice Date Truffles by groups of nuts and serve. 

    If you want to store your Date Truffles for next day (or for a week even!), place them in an airtight container in the fridge. 

    Enjoy! Did you have fun? Let me know!

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