Following our trials and tribulations as we attempt to remove all grains, many starchy vegetables and most sugars from our diet while maintaining our love of good food! We strive to make all of our recipes GAPS and/or SCD compliant. Note: We didn't know about "Grain-Free Gourmet" when we chose our name. We are not affiliated with those good folks.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Pistachio Date "Truffles"

My whole family loves these. My six year old says they are better than chocolate chip cookies!


1 cup unsalted roasted pistachios
2 cups pitted dates
2 tsp. vanilla extract
pinch of salt


Grind pistachios in a food processor. Remove to a plate. Chop dates as finely as possible in food processor. Add about 3/4 of the pistachios, the vanilla and salt to the food processor and mix everything together. You will have a big sticky mass.

Roll "dough" into balls about one inch in diameter. Roll the "truffles" in the reserved pistachios.

I couldn't tell you how long these keep--they haven't lasted longer than an hour or two around here!

Update March 2010: I used the beans from one vanilla pod and very soft dates this go round. I had to use all the pistachios for the truffles and chop more for the coating.


  1. I just ordered pistachios from Azure...making these Thursday!

  2. Let us know how you like them. My reluctant 7 year old GAPSter told me today, "You make some pretty awesome treats, Mom!" Nice to hear, especially since I made these mostly for him. I'm too lazy to make them just for myself!



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