Stress-Busting Chocolate Walnut Truffles

This recipe was adapted from Carly Wertheim of Carly’s Wellness Kitchen from our class on herbal stress busters at Radicle Herb Shop.

Makes 16 truffles


  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 3 Tbs raw cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup ground herbs (we recommend any combination of the following adaptogens/nervines ground in spice/coffee grinder: ashwagandha, holy basil, nettles, lemonbalm, lavender, skullcap, rose, catnip, chamomile…or any other herb you’d like to experiment with!)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 8 oz medjool dates, pitted (~14 dates)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Optional: shredded coconut, hemp seeds or sesame seeds for rolling


  1. Place walnuts, cocoa powder, ground herbs, cinnamon, and salt in food processor and process into fine meal.
  2. Add dates and vanilla extract. Process for 1-2 minutes until the mixture easily sticks together when pressed. (If too wet, you can add another tablespoon of cacao powder or ground herbs; if too dry – add another date.)
  3. Roll into tablespoon-sized balls.
  4. Roll each ball into topping of choice – coconut, hemp or sesame seeds.
  5. Freeze or refrigerate until serving.

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