Sephardic Charoset Truffles Recipe

Tori Avey

Traditional Sephardic charoset is somewhat different from what most of us are familiar with here in America. While Ashkenazi mixtures usually include apples, walnuts, and wine, Sephardic charosets are generally date-based and include a variety of nuts (almonds, pine nuts, pistachios). One of the more interesting ways charoset is served in the Middle East is in a ball or truffle form. Moroccan seders will often serve these “Charoset Balls” rather than the spreadable charoset we are more familiar with here in America. I use pistachios because I love them, but you can substitute any nut of your choice.

Making the truffles is a very sticky process, so be prepared to scrub your hands afterwards! Parents should process the ingredients in the food processor. Kids will love rolling these candy-like treats, then dipping them in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.


Place dates, apricots, raisins, pistachios, and honey in a food processor and pulse for about 2 minutes, or until the mixture is smooth but still has some texture.

In a bowl, mix together the sugar and the cinnamon. Form date mixture into balls that are about ¾ inches in diameter. Dip the balls in the cinnamon sugar and coat thoroughly. Serve at room temperature.


Calories per serving:

219 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Fat, Low Sodium Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 44g 67%
  • Carbs 588g 196%
  • Saturated 5g 26%
  • Fiber 53g 213%
  • Sugars 503g
  • Monounsaturated 22g
  • Polyunsaturated 13g
  • Protein 34g 67%
  • Sodium 29mg 1%
  • Calcium 522mg 52%
  • Magnesium 422mg 105%
  • Potassium 6,165mg 176%
  • Iron 13mg 72%
  • Zinc 5mg 32%
  • Phosphorus 900mg 129%
  • Vitamin A 285µg 32%
  • Vitamin C 8mg 14%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 75%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 37%
  • Niacin (B3) 12mg 62%
  • Vitamin B6 3mg 151%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 132µg 33%
  • Vitamin E 8mg 39%
  • Vitamin K 20µg 24%
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