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Murielle Banackissa

Cardamom and Coffee Dark Chocolate Truffles

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30 mins Prep: 30 mins
Serves 20

Made with 8 simple ingredients, these truffles are a lovely combination of sweetness and bitterness and they are sure to satisfy any sweet craving.


  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 2 tsp instant coffee
  • ¾ tsp ground cardamom
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 5 tbsp date paste , find my recipe here
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ cup chopped dark chocolate (I like using 70% or more) 


  • Hemp hearts
  • Instant coffee
  • Dried rose buds


  1. Step 1

    To a large bowl, add coconut flour, almond flour, instant coffee, cardamom and a pinch of salt. Mix to combine.

  2. Step 2

    Add date paste, almond butter and maple syrup. Mix using a rubber spatula until the mixture sticks together when pinched.

  3. Step 3

    Using a tablespoon, scoop out the mixture and form little balls with your hands.

  4. Step 4

    Place on a parchment lined plate. Refrigerate while you melt the chocolate.

  5. Step 5

    Melt the chocolate over a double boiler, mixing once in a while with a rubber spatula to speed up the process.

  6. Step 6

    Drop a ball, one at a time into the chocolate and move around to cover. Using a fork, gently remove the truffle from the chocolate. Tap on the side of the bowl to remove any excess chocolate and place back on parchment-lined plate.

  7. Step 7

    Top with any of your toppings.

  8. Step 8

    Repeat for the rest of your truffles. Place in the fridge to set.

  9. Step 9

    Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Enjoy!

Common Questions & Swaps

  • The almond butter could be replaced by coconut or cashew butter.

  • If you are not a fan of coffee, simply decrease how much you put in or even just omit it.

  • Although I have not tested replacing the coconut flour with almond flour, I feel like you should be able to do so, but you will have to add a little more almond flour, until the mixture sticks together.

Cardamom and Coffee Dark Chocolate Truffles with bite taken out
Overhead of Cardamom and Coffee Dark Chocolate Truffles
Closeup of Cardamom and Coffee Dark Chocolate Truffles
Cardamom and Coffee Dark Chocolate Truffles on plate

Is it just me or as December approaches, my cravings for chocolate & sweets in general increase drastically? 

Every year, starting at around mid-November, I start envisioning all the delicious food I will be making for the holidays: the roasts, the cookies, the cakes, the stuffing, the little bite foods… Here is a short list of the recipes I am already considering making for the holidays, in case you are looking for some inspiration: 

  • Full of Plants’ Chocolate Mousse Praline Domes
  • The Global Vegan’s Peanut Butter Crackle
  • The First Mess’ Spinach & Mushroom Polenta Pie with Almond Ricotta

The holidays are probably one of my favorite time of the year for 2 big reasons: 1) the precious time spent with my loved ones 2) um… the food of course!

As I said, I know we are not in holiday season just yet, BUT, these little truffles would be perfect for the holidays as well as for any other occasion outside of them (aka even as a snack ;)).  

These truffles basically came to be through my desire to incorporate cardamom into a recipe. After doing some research, I discovered that cardamom pairs well with coffee so I thought, why not create delicious Cardamom & Coffee Dark Chocolate Truffles.

These truffles are:

  • Nutty and rich
  • Sweet but also balanced
  • Slightly bitter thanks to the power of coffee.

… a lovely little bite to add to your holiday menu.

Cardamom and Coffee Dark Chocolate Truffles with bite taken out

On that note, happy start to the holiday season & if you do decide to make these truffles, make sure to share it on Instagram and tag me (@muriellebanackissa).