Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Raw Coconut Almond Truffles

 raw, gluten-free, soy-free, sugar-free, vegan

These super easy truffles will satisfy that late night chocolate craving without the sugar and empty calories of other desserts. And they freeze well, so make only a couple truffles and freeze the batter for later midnight chocolate craving.
Raw Coconut Almond Truffles
1 cup dates
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 + 2 Tbsp cup raw cocoa powder
1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut 
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
1/2 tsp salt
Extra coconut, cocoa powder, or nuts for finishing

In a food processor blend together dates, walnuts, and almonds until it forms a crumble-paste. If it is too thick, add a little water, but only enough for it to come together. It shouldn't be totally smooth; some nutty pieces are desirable. Add the cocoa powder and blend until mostly incorporated. Remove the nut mixture from food processor and place in a large bowl. Fold in the remaining ingredients by hand.

Now it's time to truffle. If the "dough" is too sticky at this point, place in the freezer for 30 minutes until it rolls easily into balls. Measure the truffle mixture out with 1 heaping tablespoon each. Roll into balls and then toss in your desired topping. 
While these could be eaten right away, the truffles are best when cold. For best results place truffles in freezer and allow to harden (at least 1 hours). Store the remaining in freezer and pull out 10 minutes before serving.

What's your favorite midnight treat?


  1. Yum, this seems like it could be easy enough! I have to bring in a healthy treat to work several weeks from now and may try this recipe. I want our HR team to know healthy doesn't have to taste bland or bad.

  2. Those close-up shots are completely drool-worthy! Raw truffles are definitely the best and most convincing way to win over any sweet tooth. Great to have some healthier indulgences like this to avoid processed junk.

    1. Thanks Hannah! I'm glad you stopped by to check out my blog. I love your cookbooks and your recipes inspire me.

  3. MMMMMM,...delightfully & heavenly creations! Yummm!