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Bite-sized, REALLY quick and easy to make, freezer-friendly, super tasty with carob and orange, and just 4 ingredients – this easy AIP dessert is a delicious way to satisfy that sweet tooth!

easy AIP dessert truffles with one in the foreground that has a huge bite out of it

When you just need an easy AIP dessert

The AIP Diet (Autoimmune Protocol) isn't a sugar-free protocol, so a dessert every so often can definitely make you feel a lot less restricted.

It doesn't have to be some long, elaborate baked good that takes hours either.

An easy AIP dessert like these quick “Chocolate” Orange Truffles take just 5 minutes to make and can be stored in the freezer for those moments when you just need a little something.

Just 4 ingredients to these AIP Truffles

One of the best parts of these tasty little balls of goodness is that they only take FOUR ingredients!

What are they?

  • Dates
  • an Orange
  • Coconut oil (or whatever oil you tolerate)
  • Carob Powder

See also: Common AIP Foods you may not be familiar with

How to Make This Easy AIP Dessert

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and blend until it becomes a smooth paste.
  2. Scoop small amounts out, roll into a ball and then roll in carob powder.

Does it get much easier than that?

Too Sticky? If they are too sticky to roll you can either put them into the fridge for about 30 minutes or just wet your hands slightly.

No food processor? If you don't have a food processor you can mash the dates with the back of a fork, then put into a bowl and mix with the rest of the ingredients.

Alternative Truffle Coatings

I coat these with plain carob powder, but if you want to make them a variety of colors you can use shredded unsweetened coconut, ground freeze-dried fruit like raspberries or strawberries, or even dried banana chips that are broken up into very small pieces.

Uses for this Easy AIP Dessert

You can make these for any occasion, but I personally love making these, storing them in my freezer, and then taking one or two out if I have a party or event to go to.

Another great use is to stick them in a lunchbox. If you freeze them, they'll be totally thawed by lunchtime.

My kids love them too, so it's a fun idea to stick in a kid's school lunch.

These are especially great around the holidays – and I love making them with Unbound Wellness' Paleo & AIP Chocolate Peppermint Truffles for all the flavors of the Christmas season!

Video Demo

Want to watch a video showing how to make these truffles plus 2 other desserts? Watch 3 AIP Desserts here.

The other dessert recipes in this video:

Ginger Baked Pears (Paleo, AIP)

Pumpkin Pudding Parfaits (AIP, Paleo)

Other recipes you might like:

Dehydrated Kiwi – Nature's Sweet-and-Sour Candy

Tigernut Butter Stuffed Dates

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“Chocolate” Orange Truffles (Paleo, AIP)

Making these delicious truffles couldn't be easier and I hope you try them!

If you make these truffles, I'd love to hear how it turned out! Either comment below or share a pic on Instagram and tag me @thrivingautoimmune!

“Chocolate” Orange Truffles (Paleo, AIP)

Author: Michele
Servings: 8 truffles
Bite-sized, REALLY quick and easy to make, freezer-friendly, and super tasty with flavors of carob and orange, this easy AIP dessert is a delicious way to satisfy that sweet tooth! (Also compliant for Paleo as well)
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 10 pitted soft Dates
  • 1 Orange (zest of the whole orange and 2 tbsp of the Orange Juice)
  • 1 tbsp Avocado Oil or Coconut Oil (melted) (or an oil/fat you tolerate)
  • 3 tbsp Carob Powder + 2 tbsp for dusting (you can use Cocoa powder if you're not on the AIP Diet)


  • Place all of the ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend until it becomes a smooth paste. You may have to scrape down the sides a few times.
  • Place 2 tbsp of carob powder in a bowl or plate and then scoop out a small amount of the date mixture and roll it into a ball with your hands. Then roll in the carob powder, shaking off any excess. 
  • Store in the fridge for up to a week or in the freezer for longer (simply thaw on the counter for a few minutes before eating).


Freezing Instructions: For longer storage, freeze up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator or on the counter before enjoying.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: AIP, Autoimmune Paleo, easy, no-bake, Paleo, quick
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