Spiced Date and Chestnut Truffles

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Preparation Time 15 minutes Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 Cost Per Serving $0.83
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1 cupSoft Dried Dates, pitted
1 cupCooked Chestnuts (vac packed or freshly roasted)
1/2 tbspChai Spice (or just cinnamon)
1Clementine, juice and zest
2 tbspPlant Protein Powder like hemp or pea (optional)
1/4 cupCocoa Powder


  1. If the dates are a little hard, soak them in some boiling water for 5 minutes, then drain.
  2. Add everything except the cocoa powder to a food processor and pulse until mostly smooth but still with some texture. (stop and push around with a spoon as needed)
  3. Take about 1 tablespoon of the mixture at a time and lightly roll into a ball into your hand. Toss in some cocoa powder and gently roll around to cover.
  4. Chill all the truffles in the fridge until serving.


  • As a caregiver it is important to make time for yourself too. Taking care of yourself first allows you to do a better job of taking care of others. To feel your best, take time to eat well, exercise, relax, and enjoy the holiday festivities.
  • Snack wisely. Manage your energy levels with healthy snacks throughout the day if you find your energy level drops between meals. This can help curb hunger between meals and stop you from eating too much at mealtimes. Note that too much snacking, could lead to unwanted weight gain.
  • Cook in batches. Save time by cooking more food in advance and storing it in the freezer. Double your recipes. This way you can enjoy more time with your loved ones and spend less energy in the kitchen.
  • Chestnuts, unlike other nuts and seeds, are relatively low in calories and fats. There are only 50 calories in one ounce, about 5, chestnuts compared to one ounce of almonds, about 25, which has 180 calories.