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:

221 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 596g 199%
  • Saturated 5g 26%
  • Fiber 54g 215%
  • Sugars 509g
  • Monounsaturated 22g
  • Polyunsaturated 13g
  • Protein 34g 68%
  • Sodium 30mg 1%
  • Calcium 527mg 53%
  • Magnesium 425mg 106%
  • Potassium 6,240mg 178%
  • Iron 13mg 73%
  • Zinc 5mg 32%
  • Phosphorus 910mg 130%
  • Vitamin A 285µg 32%
  • Vitamin C 9mg 14%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 76%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 38%
  • Niacin (B3) 13mg 63%
  • Vitamin B6 3mg 152%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 133µg 33%
  • Vitamin E 8mg 40%
  • Vitamin K 20µg 25%
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