This recipe whips together in a snap if you have a chocolaty sweet tooth but only a couple of minutes to spare. It only yields a handful of truffles — because these are so addictive it’s hard to eat just one — but you can easily scale up for a larger batch.
Makes 4 truffles
1/2 cup chopped dates
1/4 cup chopped toasted walnuts
1 tablespoon natural unsweetened cocoa powder + additional for rolling (optional)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon water (optional)
Combine the dates, walnuts, and 1 tablespoon cocoa in a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped. Add the vanilla and pulse a few more times until the mixture just pulls together. If the dates are very dry, add the water.
Transfer the mixture to a small bowl and shape into 4 “truffles” with a 2-tablespoon scoop. Roll in extra cocoa powder, if desired. Try to eat just one!