In a food processor blend together dates, walnuts, and almonds until it forms a crumble-paste. If it is too thick, add a little water, but only enough for it to come together. It shouldn’t be totally smooth; some nutty pieces are desirable. Add the cocoa powder and blend until mostly incorporated. Remove the nut mixture from food processor and place in a large bowl. Fold in the remaining ingredients by hand.
Now it’s time to truffle. If the “dough” is too sticky at this point, place in the freezer for 30 minutes until it rolls easily into balls. Measure the truffle mixture out with 1 heaping tablespoon each. Roll into balls and then toss in your desired topping.
While these could be eaten right away, the truffles are best when cold. For best results place truffles in freezer and allow to harden (at least 1 hours). Store the remaining in freezer and pull out 10 minutes before serving.
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