Chocolate Blackberry Truffle Bites

Blackberries signal longer, warmer days, but their season is short. These truffle bites combine the bright tartness of blackberries with rich chocolate and creamy coconut. They make a healthy desert or an energy-boosting late afternoon snack. Avoid setting them in direct sun otherwise you’ll  be eating them with a spoon, which is still delicious.

Recipe and Photo by Sarah O’Toole of Cooking with CSA


  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh orange juice
  • 2/3 cup walnuts
  • 10 medjool dates
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips (paleo 1/3 cup coconut oil mixed with 1/4 cup cacao powder)
  • 1⁄2 cup shredded coconut


  1. In a food processor place blackberries and dates, process until a sticky ball forms.
  2. Place mixture in a large bowl.
  3. Next chop walnuts and add those to the large bowl
  4. Add orange juice and chocolate chips to large bowl.
  5. Next add 1⁄4 of the shredded coconut and mix together with hands.
  6. Mixture should stick together. If not add another date or a little orange juice.
  7. Wet hands and form into balls, then roll in the remaining coconut flakes.