Healthy Truffles

Makes 12 to 24

  • 1-1/3 cups pitted dates
  • ½ cup flaxseed
  • ½ cup peanuts (or any other nuts)
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ to ¾ cup GFCF peanut butter (or almond/hazelnut/cashew butter)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons flaxseed oil (optional)
  • Cinnamon or unsweetened shredded coconut (optional)

1. Mash dates in a bowl with the back of a spoon or chop dates if too hard to mash. Grind flaxseed, and then add peanuts, to form a fine meal (use short bursts in the food processor to avoid and oily paste). Add to the dates and combine with a spoon or fingers. Add cranberries and cinnamon and combine. Add peanut butter and flax oil and mix well.

2. Shape the mixture into small balls. Roll in cinnamon or coconut, if desired. Place in an airtight container and refrigerate or freeze immediately. Eat at room temperature, cold or frozen.