An Anti-Inflammatory Treat the Whole Family Will Love


If your family is like mine, I bet you and your kids have treats on the mind around this time of year! 

One thing I absolutely love sharing about the Eat to Treat method is that staying healthy and taking care of your body doesn't mean you have to give up indulging in treats.

There are loads of delicious sweet treat recipes that use ingredients known for their anti-inflammatory superpowers. And one of my all-time favorites, especially during this season, is making a batch of anti-inflammatory chocolate truffles.

I'm a HUGE dark chocolate fan, and these truffles really hit the spot when those cravings kick in! They get their sweetness from dates, and are totally free from refined sugar, which I LOVE!

Even better, my kids adore them too, and we had a blast making them together over the weekend. We even added a little spooky twist to get into the Halloween spirit with non-toxic orange sprinkles! 

Here is the recipe for you and your family to enjoy! If you give these truffles a try, please share them with me! Tag me on Instagram @maggie_berghoff so I can see the fun! 📸


Gluten-Free –  Grain-Free – Dairy-Free – Sugar-Free – Nightshade-Free  – Egg-Free

Prep time: 10 minutes ■ Total time: 10 minutes 

Makes: 12


2 Medjool dates, soaked in hot water for 10 minutes and drained 

3 ⁄4 cup unsweetened creamy almond butter 

2 ⁄3 cup hemp seeds 

3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 

3 tablespoons chia seeds 

Pinch of salt 

1 ⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract 


  1. In a food processor, blend the dates and almond butter into a paste. 
  2. Add the hemp seeds, cocoa powder, cinnamon, chia seeds, salt, and vanilla, and blend until you have a cohesive dough. 
  3. Roll the dough into 12 balls. If you like, roll the balls in cocoa powder to coat. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.


P.S. - There are lots more anti-inflammatory recipes like this one inside my book, Eat to Treat! Visit www.eattotreat.com/book to grab your copy.