Chocolate Chia Seed Truffles

A holiday dedicated to chocolate and pink makes me all giddy inside.

I’m was so close to buying myself a box full of See’s candy, you know the ones covered in those chocolate jimmy sprinkles? But then I had to remind myself that I’ve finally noticed my hips are somewhat shrinking from having baby number two…And I really really want to fit into a cute pair of colored jeans by spring. Pink ones preferably…with glitter. I think my 2 year old has a pair.


So I figured I would make a truffle that would still give me that sweet taste without making my butt looking like a large pink jaw breaker in those pink skinny jeans…

And a what a jaw breaker that would be to see something like that…

Chocolate Chia Seed Truffles

makes 12-15 small truffles


20 pitted dates

1/4 c. + 1 TB. chia seeds

1/8 c. cocoa powder

(For rolling)

grated chocolate-I used 90%



1. In a food processor, blend all ingredients together until fully blended and a round ball of dough forms. Make sure there are so chunks.

2. Roll a ball of dough about 1 inch thick. Roll it in grated chocolate or sprinkles. Keep in air tight container in the fridge, or cool place.

If you ask me, Boo’s definitely up to date with what’s in style…

Pink glitter pants with sprinkled lips…Sounds like the perfect Valentine’s Day look to me! ๐Ÿ™‚




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  1. Too cute Boo! These sound like a v day treat I’d love :). And pink glitter pants – every girl needs a pair ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. This makes me so happy, you have no idea. I think I’ll have to make these. And then possibly buy some pink jeans. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. She is so cute!!

    I have pink jeans, they’re totally in for people of all ages ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. That is the cutest pic of BOO!! I love the sprinkles on her lips!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. What awesome pictures! These are fantastic!

  6. I love truffles – and anything with sprinkles. Haha and such a cute picture of that little darling!! Looks like she loves them, too ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Yum! I am obsessed with chia and love how heart-healthy these truffles are. Perfect timing this week!

  8. These were soooo good! No, really. So good. I made them tonight when I had a craving for something chocolatey and they hit the spot! Any more processed foods, candies, cookies etc. give me tummy troubles. I avoid them most of the time but give in occasionally. Now I don’t have to give in ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for this recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚ <3

  9. Love date truffles! I haven’t thought to cover them in sprinkles though… looks like a must! Happy Valentine’s day to you and your adorable family!

  10. I stumbled across your blog from your peas and crayons guest post and I am glad it did…SO FUN. I love this recipe and pinned it to make very soon! I recently cut out processed foods and have just discovered the awesomeness of making treats out of dates, but I never thought to add chia seeds. What a great way to make a healthy treat even healthier! Thanks!

    • Hi Anne!!
      You are the sweetest, thank you!! Chia seeds are like my favorite go-to add in for so many things! I love your blog and it’s concept by the way! Will be sure to stop by! Xo

  11. I’m so glad Jenn let you post on Peas & Crayons, because it introduced me to your site and I’m already hooked! Beautiful photography, and, uh – SHREDDED CHICKEN WITH TOMATILLO SAUCE? That’s the way to my heart and my RSS feed.

  12. That last photo of Boo is adorable! I am in love with the idea of chia seed truffles – and sweetened with dates? Can’t get much healthier for a treat!

    PS This is still Anna (at The Guiltless Life)…just launched my new site today, hence the change of name!

  13. how cute is she…and I would have never guessed those had dates in them. wow, tasty!

  14. Hi Arielle! I’m brand new to your blog, and you’ve definitely hooked me just from this post alone! Your photography skills are impressive; I especially like the one of your daughter with the sprinkles strewn across her lips. You and she have talent, but hers comes in the form of not being patient enough for you to take a picture before licking her lips- that’s some serious self control for ya! I look forward to digging into your archives, and I also eagerly await future posts ๐Ÿ™‚ See you around, and make sure to check out my website- I’m a newbie and would love to make some blogger friends ๐Ÿ™‚

    • haha! That sprinkle lip picture took a few or too many takes :). And I did check out your website, it’s beautiful! I am always down for new bloggy friends!!

  15. Hi Ari. I dont know if you remember me, but i used to write a blog named Vegan aphrodite. Then I started a new norwegian blog, but I have continued following my favorit blogs, including yours. I love your recipes and also seeing your BeatIfUl children! They are so cute!! And guess what!?! im pregnant now ๐Ÿ˜€ I just wanted to tell, because im so excited! Im just over 4 months now.
    I hope everything are good in your life!

  16. Wow, these look amazing!! Love looking for healthy, delicious recipes and this one looks awesome!! I may make some with carob, too, and possibly blog about them??
    That pic of Boo is gorgeous ๐Ÿ™‚ I really love how much you include your family on your blog, and I hope to be able to do this myself, in a few years time.
    Thank you for being such an inspiration, Arielle!!

    • YUM! I LOVE carob, almost sometimes better thank chocolate…shhhhh…don’t tell anyone :)! And I hope you include your future beautiful family some day too!

      • Haha I cheat on chocolate with carob all the time – my new favourite – yet my boyfriend can’t stand it ….not that I mind ๐Ÿ˜‰ more for me hehe..
        Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ I am trying to improve and include more on my blog as I have a computer again ((yay!!)) and hope to blog about my future family, when the time comes :).

  17. i just stumbled onto this recipe from pinterest.. and am surprised to find an awesome blog! question: do you happen to know the nutrition info on this chia truffles?

  18. That is the CUTEST pic ever!!!!


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