Healthy treats form an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Eaten in moderation, they can give you an energy and morale boost when you need it most. Visit our Facebook and Instagram Pages to learn about the nutritional benefits of dates.

For this week’s #Wellness Wednesday, we made some changes to an old favourite to make it more cost effective. It is so easy to make and absolutely delish!

Date and Cocoa Truffles (makes approximately 20)

Cost of ingredients in July 2020: Approximately R1.50 per truffle or R30 for the batch


  • 1 pack/block of pitted dates (approx. 250g)
  • 4 tsp cocoa
  • ½ tsp cinnamon powder
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut (plus extra for coating the truffles)


Break up the block of dates into small pieces. Place them in a small mixing bowl and cover with boiling water. Leave to cool and soften for a few hours.

Pour off any excess water. Then add the remaining ingredients and mix well.

Take a spoonful of the date mixture at a time and roll into a ball with your hands (approximately 2cm diameter). Roll the ball onto a plate that has been sprinkled with desiccated coconut. Then arrange the truffles in a dish. Repeat the process until all the mixture is used up and then pop into the refrigerator for an hour or 2 for the truffles to become cold and to harden. Enjoy!

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