• Heather @CeliacFamily

    posted on November 18, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    OK. I’m not one to choose healthy and good-for-you over chocolate decadence, but these look so lovely I just might have to try them. You may convert me, yet! :) Another thought: do you have to keep these refrigerated? And how long do you think they’ll keep?

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    Amy Reply:

    @Heather @CeliacFamily, There’s nothing in these that would spoil so I’m sure you could leave them out for several days (at least!) in an air-tight container. I keep almonds, dates, raisins, and dried figs until I use them all. I don’t have a definite answer but I’m thinking for at least a week.

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  • Lauren

    posted on November 18, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Wow, yum! I love these =D. Such a great idea, with the dates. I’ve just started eating dates recently, and am starting out slow – great way to enjoy them!

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  • Katrina (gluten free gidget)

    posted on November 18, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    I AM MAKING THESE!!!!!!!

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  • Chelsey

    posted on November 18, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Oh my goodness! These look sooooooooooo good! I am making them, I can’t wait.

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  • Susie's Homemade

    posted on November 19, 2009 at 6:21 am

    Wow! I had never heard of such a thing! I get a nickle for learning something today:-)

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  • Liz@HoosierHomemade

    posted on November 19, 2009 at 7:26 am

    These look amazing! And such a beautiful presentation too!
    ~Liz

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  • Iris

    posted on November 19, 2009 at 7:36 am

    I was thinking about making something like this for Christmas gifts. Thanks for the recipe!

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  • Sandy Gillett

    posted on November 19, 2009 at 7:45 am

    These are beautiful Amy. You continue to amaze me. How do you do it? You’re a blessing. Thank you.

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  • Alta

    posted on November 19, 2009 at 8:06 am

    I love dates. I mean, they’re addictive and so tasty – I have to be strict about limiting how many I have! These sound so good. I am definitely making them.

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  • Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free

    posted on November 19, 2009 at 8:18 am

    I used dates for the first time ever last year (I think) and loved them. I rarely buy them because I could never use them all. These sound and look so good–I’ll have to give them a try!

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  • emily

    posted on November 19, 2009 at 10:34 am

    very true about Jewish baking being healthy, my grandmother baked with almond, walnut and hazelnut meal frequently. thereis a great dessert cookbook that has numerous grain-free recipes, I linked to it > here.

    I think I will try your recipe too!

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    Amy Reply:

    @emily, Thanks for the info! I have been making more ‘traditional’ Jewish food lately. So much of it is what I love to eat. I recently made Tzimmies with sweet potatoes, prunes, currants, a little onion, and a cinnamon stick. My sweet potato hating husband asked me to make them again.

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  • Diane-The WHOLE Gang

    posted on November 19, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Those look great. I made something similar last year with just the dates, nuts and coconut. Didn’t add in the figs. Will give that a try. Sounds really good. I wonder if the Scharffen Berger chocolate would work on that? Hmmm, I think I know what I’m making for that pot luck tomorrow.

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  • Gluten FREE foods ROCK

    posted on November 19, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    They look yummy. Another recipe to try over winter vacation.

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  • Kim

    posted on November 19, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Those look so good!! I will have to give those a try!

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  • Kimi @ The Nourishing Gourmet

    posted on November 19, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    ooooooh, I love this recipe. It’s so simple (making truffles can be simple, and it can also be pretty hard-I’ve made them the hard way before and it’s so time consuming!).

    Thanks so much for the great addition to the carnival. This is a favorite.

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  • gfe--gluten free easily

    posted on November 20, 2009 at 6:54 am

    Stunning, Amy! I think everyone loves the parts of the holidays that you cite. The trick is always to escape the insanity part. ;-) I think we are getting better at it at our house.

    I love that you found wonderful recipes in a “regular” cookbook. That’s one thing I am always teaching folks new to my support group–that they don’t have to throw away their cookbooks that aren’t labeled “gluten free,” etc. That sounds like a fabulous cookbook and it’s so nice to have that little bit of history with Joe’s mom, too.

    Holiday Food Fest has given us so many wonderful recipes already! :-) Off to vote for your contest entries–best of luck!

    Shirley

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    Amy Reply:

    @gfe–gluten free easily, Thanks for the votes…you’re a doll. Yes, escaping the insanity is something we try to do…it’s not worth it. It takes some planning on my part, but I might be able to do it this year.

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  • Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS

    posted on November 20, 2009 at 7:47 am

    These are so beautiful, Amy! And, the best part is, I have ALL the ingredients. Our dessert tonight? :) Thanks!

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  • Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS

    posted on November 21, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    Hiya, Amy! The truffles are fantastic! I just finished making them (and enjoying one). I love recipes like these that combine my favorite dried fruits for sweetening. I started out with crispy almonds – soaked then dehydrated. They worked fabulously.

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    Amy Reply:

    @Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS, I knew you would soak and dehydrate the almonds. I haven’t started doing that yet, but I hope too soon.

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  • Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS

    posted on November 21, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    Oh, I was wondering… You specify non-Dutch processed chocolate and I wonder why when there’s no possible leavening reaction? The whole cocoa powder issue is one I haven’t figured out yet, so I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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    Amy Reply:

    @Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS, I tried the truffles with dutch processed cocoa powder and, personally, it was a little too bitter for me to feel comfortable giving as a gift. Non-dutched had a better taste – at least in my personal opinion. I haven’t figured out the cocoa powder issue, either. :)

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  • Kari

    posted on November 21, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Hi Amy,

    Thanks for your comment on my baked bananas. I’d love to read about how you do yours on the stove top. I’ve never thought about doing them that way, but it sounds great. You should write a post on that!

    Have a great weekend!
    Kari

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  • Greenearth

    posted on November 21, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    What a great recipe, look forward to trying it out.

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  • Brian

    posted on November 22, 2009 at 12:36 am

    Wow! I love your picture with the nice gift boxes. They look so professional. What a great recipe for a healthy treat to share during the holidays.

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  • Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen

    posted on November 24, 2009 at 9:29 am

    These look amazing! Great use of natural sweeteners for these truffles. I bet they are decadent!

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  • Natasha - 5 Star Foodie

    posted on December 4, 2009 at 10:55 am

    These truffles look amazing with dates & almonds!

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  • Amy @ Finer Things

    posted on December 5, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Love your packaging, too. Such a professional touch!

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  • David @ Green Kitchen Stories

    posted on December 10, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Hi Amy! How fun, we’ve posted a similar recipe for Almond & Dates truffles some time ago. Aren’t they just amazing. And so easy to make!
    You can also try adding chili or coffee to them, it’s a nice twist!

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    Amy Reply:

    @David @ Green Kitchen Stories, I checked out your post. It’s great. I like your variations. I did a coffee post here recently and was shocked at how many people don’t drink coffee or use it in their cooking. I’m drinking a hot cup of joe right now…needless to say it’s a staple around here.

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  • Alexa

    posted on December 10, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Love your post! I made something similar with my kids this afternoon, so when I saw your recipe I had to smile.

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  • Amy

    posted on December 17, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Made your recipe the other night and they were amazing! This recipe is a keeper. My kids couldn’t stop eating them…and neither could I! Thank you!

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  • Self Catering Cottages Scotland

    posted on August 10, 2010 at 6:17 am

    love your recipe! it’s so simple and unique! will definitely try it.

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  • Carol Suderno

    posted on August 3, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Amy, I have been on a search for great tasting homemade bread that doesn’t come in a package mix. I am anxious to try your recipes for making bread. I want to try all of your recipes, as they all look delicious. I am so glad that I found your website. Three years ago I went on Doug Kaufmann’s Fungus Free diet. I did great on it, avoiding breads, sugars and processed foods etc. I lost 40 pounds over a year, with exercise. However I limited myself to only using stevia, which for me got very old after a while, and it was very difficult to see my husband eating the foods I wasn’t supposed to eat. IWhen I lost the weight I no longer had a problem with acid reflux. I felt healthier and had a lot more energy. But unfortunately I started eating sugar again, and slowly gained back half of the weight I lost.
    Now I am ready to really experiment with gluten free grains; and to ferment grains etc. I am 64 years old and wish I would have found all this ‘new’ information a long time ago. I love the Lord and am excited to find websites and bloggers that love Jesus too. I don’t know how you have the time to keep up your website with 4 kids. I’m a bit over whelmed in processing all this new information of intense but delicious sugar free and gluten free cooking and baking; soaking and fermenting grains. Thank you!

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    Amy Reply:

    @Carol Suderno, Hi Carol…we have 4 dogs, which are our ‘kids’ and one baby on the way. :) I am grateful you’re learning more about your body and looking for solutions that work for you.

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  • christine

    posted on October 24, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    these sound similar to something I used to make with my daughter to put in her school lunch box – we all enjoyed them as a sweet treat:) love the gift boxes, can’t get anything so reasonable priced over here:(

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    Amy Reply:

    @christine, I wonder if you can order on-line – or are you over seas?

    Hugs,
    Amy

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    christine Reply:

    @Amy, I’m in the UK, and whilst I could find similar boxes, the prices just don’t compare:( I resort to making them from foiled board in my craft room!

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  • Sara

    posted on January 14, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    I’m addicted to these puppies, after finding a local company that makes them (with the same ingredients as you list). Question: how many does this recipe make? I want to make like 50 at a time and freeze them so I have “dessert” everyday. :-)

    Thanks!

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    Amy Reply:

    @Sara, It depends how big you make them. Enjoy!

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    Shayna Reply:

    I have the same question- if I use the large end of a melon baller, will I get approximately 1 dozen, 2 dozen, more, less?

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