Naturally sweet vegan truffles recipe – these sweet treats are just like candy but so much healthier. They’re made with dates, almonds, cashews, coconut and unsweetened cocoa powder all added to a food processor and blended. So easy to make and no added sugar!
These vegan truffles couldn’t be easier to make. They’re healthy, they’re delicious and they’re a dessert you won’t feel guilty about eating.
No added sugar is the way to go here, the sweetness comes naturally from the dates.
There are times during the day when that craving for something sweet hits. I want to feel like I’m treating myself to something decadent but don’t like the extreme sugar low that will surely follow.
These vegan truffles definitely do the trick for me. They satisfy the sweet craving while giving me a boost of energy from the dates.
These truffles are made with Medjool dates, almonds, cashews, shredded coconut, and a couple of tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder.
I use Medjool dates in these truffles because I absolutely love this kind of date. These dates are larger than your typical dates and they’re so sweet.
I used 15 pitted Medjool dates, but if you can’t find these dates, regular ones would be perfectly fine to use, just add a few more dates to the recipe.
Vegan Chocolate Truffles
One thing I love about these healthy truffles is that the recipe is totally changeable. I’ve used peanuts, walnuts and even pecans in place of the almonds and cashews.
The addition of unsweetened cocoa powder gives the truffles an intense chocolate taste, which I happen to love but you can absolutely leave it out if you prefer.
I use my food processor to make the truffles and find it helps to add the nuts in first and chop them a bit before adding in the other ingredients.
Be sure to process the ingredients until everything is blended together and a smooth cookie-dough/date paste forms.
I roll tablespoon-sized balls in my hands and roll each ball in either unsweetened cocoa or shredded coconut.
These date nut truffles will stay fresh when stored in the refrigerator for 7 days.
This vegan truffles recipe will yield 10-12 date nut truffles.
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Vegan Chocolate Truffles Recipe
- 1/2 cup almonds
- 1/2 cup cashews
- 15 Medjool dates pitted and chopped
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder plus 1 tablespoon more for rolling
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut plus 1/4 cup more for rolling
- Put the almonds and cashews in a food processor and pulse a few times to roughly chop the nuts.
- Add in the remaining ingredients and blend for 4-5 minutes or until the mixture forms a ball.
- Once a ball is formed, scoop out about 1 tablespoon of the date mixture and roll into a smooth ball with your hands.
- If rolling into cocoa powder or shredded coconut, spread cocoa or coconut onto a plate and roll the date ball in whichever ingredient you are using. Be sure to fully cover the date ball.
- Store in refrigerator for up to 7 days.
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionists’ advice.
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