disaronno amaretto chocolate truffles

rai rai gave to me a yummy chocolate truffle recipe!

It’s our tenth day of posting free-from Christmas recipes and I thought you mums deserved some disaronno amaretto chocolate truffles. Yes, a little treat just for you, it’s the weekend and life tends to be hectic at this time of year – so give yourself this little tasty treat! You can swap the disaronno with your favourite tipple if you are not keen on amaretto. I have made a fire-eater (cinnamon liqueur)  version, and a rum version too. The fire-eater ones needed more dates to add more sweetness to the mix.

The other boon about these truffles is that they are actually surprisingly good for you! They don’t taste it but they are, trust me. Packed full of dates, flaxseed and dark, dark chocolate they will give you a little energy boost every time you indulge. They are also free-from refined sugar so unlike other chocolatey treats in abundance at this time of year they are not gonna give you a sugar high and then crash!


You can make a child-friendly version too by skipping the alcohol – but really I think that you deserve a christmassy treat. These scrummy truffles keep in the fridge for about 6 days if they’re in an air-tight container. They taste their best during the first 4 days and to be honest I don’t think we’ve ever had them last longer than that in our house!

If you’re feeling altruistic these could make a pretty cool gift for favourite teachers too, children love rolling the warm balls of chocolate and then bunging them in the nuts to roll around and get coated.

The truffles pictured here are the nut covered ones for adults and the coconut covered “amazeballs” for children. I hope you treat yourself and let me know how you make them your own!

disaronno amaretto chocolate truffles

  • Yield:

    16 truffles
  • Cooking Method:

  • Prep Time:

    25 mins
  • Cook Time:

    0 mins
disaronno amaretto chocolate truffles

These are a special little treat for you grown ups! So much of our headspace is consumed by allergy/anaphylaxis and ensuring our children eat well and get all the nutrients they need as well as all the treats we want them to enjoy - oft' we forget ourselves! So these dark delights are especially for you 🙂 On the most part they are REALLY good for you too 😉 with dates, dark choc and flaxseed - they are the healthy option - honestly x


  • 1 Tbs ground flaxseed or ground chia seeds
  • 3 Tbs water
  • 7 dates
  • 100g dark chocolate
  • ½ C desiccated coconut
  • ½ Tbs Disaronno 
  • toasted chopped nuts


  1. Make your flax-egg or chia-egg in a mug by combining the ground seeds with the water; then leave to go gloopy like an egg. 

  2. Blitz your dates (I use my spice grinder on my Kenwood chef). Pop a load of tiny cases on a plate ready for your truffles to go in, and a load of chopped and toasted hazelnuts or almonds in a bowl to coat the truffles.

  3. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of hot water. When the chocolate is melted stir in the dates, the coconut, the disaronno.

  4. Now you can create your little balls of adult YUM! Roll the mix into a ball, then pop it into the bowl of toasted nuts until it is coated, then pop into a waiting case. Repeat until all the mix has been transformed into truffles. They need to cool before they can be enjoyed.


You can store these in the fridge for up to 6 days in an air-tight container but ours tend to have disappeared within 3 days. I reckon they taste better served at room temperature within the first 4 days of making. 



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