Recipe: Raw Chocolate-Ginger Truffles

Raw chocolate Ginger Truffles

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Satisfy your sweet tooth with a batch of these Chocolate-Ginger Truffles and feel good about your choice.

Did you know the antioxidants in Medjool dates play an important role in ridding the body of bad fats and reducing the risk of cancer?

Their high fiber content also fights deposition of plaque, mostly associated with development of arteriosclerosis.

Candied ginger is not only a sweet pick-me-up, it’s also a centuries-old remedy for nausea, inflammation, and certain cancers. Candied ginger can have a positive effect on your health, and it is a great alternative to traditional sweets.

Add in coconut and a fresh orange, and this recipe is not only full of luxurious flavor, it’s designed to help you fight cancer in the kitchen.

Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Vegan


15 pitted medjool dates
1/4 cup candied ginger
1 cup raw cacao powder, divided
1/3 cup shredded coconut
Zest of 1/2 small orange
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon maple syrup


1. Combine dates, ginger, 1/2 cup cacao powder, coconut, orange zest, salt, and maple syrup in the bowl of a food processor fitted with blade attachment and process until smooth.

2. Place remaining 1/2 cup cacao powder in a shallow bowl.

3. Roll ginger-date mixture into 1-inch balls, then roll the truffles in the cacao powder.

4. Store, covered, in a cool dry place.

So easy and delicious! Makes a great DIY gift, too!