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What Can I Cook With Cacao Nibs?

Cacao Nib Truffles

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Course: Dessert
Keyword: cacao, easy, plant-based, truffles, vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 12 Truffles (roughly)


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Scales or measuring cups
  • Mixing Spoon


  • 100 g Cacao Nibs
  • 60 g Sesame Seeds
  • 70 g Dates (stoned)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2-3 drops Olive Oil
  • Cacao Powder, Sesame Seeds, Chia Seeds for rolling


  • In a blender or food processor, blend the nibs and sesame seeds until they form a dry, crumbly mixture. It will not be smooth, rather it will be quite pleasantly textured.
  • In a blender, whizz up the dates until finely processed. Depending on the age of the dates (mine were old and dried out that they resembled boot leather), they may take longer to process. Tip: soak them in a little hot water for an hour beforehand.
  • Add the nib/sesame seed mixture and process until combined.
  • You can now form the mixture into small balls, the size of walnuts, and roll them into some cocoa powder or sesame seeds, depending on your preference. You can also roll them in some finely chopped nuts, coconut, chia seeds.
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