Did you guys ever eat those chocolate covered orange jells growing up? Well I certainly did. In fact, my mom would only buy them occasionally, as a treat, and had to hide them because I would literally eat them all in one sitting! To this day, I still reminisce about them. I love the flavor of dark chocolate and orange together, and I knew I needed to find a way to recreate my favorite childhood chocolate. The good news is, I was able to do just that! The best part about them is that are made using REAL and SIMPLE ingredients… Please say Hello to these insanely delicious Chocolate Orange Truffles that only require 4 ingredients to make them! Just in time for Halloween, am I right??

These truffles are made without using any refined sugar or artificial flavors. They are sweetened with dates and flavored with orange zest and fresh squeezed orange juice! I love the simplicity of this recipe, but I love the flavor even more!

Lets talk about the 4 ingredients you need to make this recipe:

  • dates
  • clementine zest
  • fresh squeezed orange juice
  • unsweetened cocoa powder or cacao powder


  • dark chocolate chips
  • chocolate sprinkles

You will also need:

I think you are going to be blown away by this recipe. It has to be one of my all time favorites, and I don’t say that lightly! Be sure to comment below or tag me on instagram at www.instagram.com/healthymommamanda if you decide to make them!



1 1/2 cups dates, pitted 
Zest of 1 clementine 
2 tbsp fresh squeezed orange juice 
4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (or raw cacao) 


Place dates in a food processor and blend until a paste forms. Add in your zest and orange juice and blend until smooth. Add in your cocoa powder and blend until fully incorporated. 

Place your dough in the fridge until it becomes more firm and less sticky. 

Roll your mixture into balls and place back in the fridge for about 30 mins- 1 hour to harden. 

Optional- melt 1/2 cup dairy free dark chocolate chips with 1 tsp refined coconut oil in the microwave for 30 min increments or over a double broiler. Then dip your truffles into the melted chocolate and place back in the fridge until the chocolate hardens. 

Optional- roll your truffles into chocolate sprinkles or additional powder cocoa!