I love these gorgeous vegan truffles! Not only are they super easy and taste delicious but I reckon they’re pretty healthy too!
It’s a dessert, or it’s an afternoon snack! Or heck, go ahead and have a couple for breakfast if you like!
They’re like little power balls of awesomeness!
You can buy these ‘energy balls’ at the shops around here and these are similar, but I’d say even yummier!
This is a super-simple 5-ingredient recipe that you whip up in your food processor. There’s no baking involved. So it really couldn’t be easier.
If you want the recipe to be totally raw, you can use cacao powder rather than cocoa powder, and any syrup will work here, agave or maple if you want it to be raw, or literally any syrup you like (I’m a fan of golden syrup) if you don’t mind about the raw part.
You process up some almonds, pine nuts, dried (dessicated) coconut, cocoa or cacao powder and syrup up in the food processor and then roll that sticky dough into balls that you then roll in either more cocoa/cacao powder or dried (dessicated) coconut.
You might think rolling the balls in cocoa/cacao powder wouldn’t taste very nice because it’s unsweetened (and pretty bitter) but it actually works out great, because the truffle itself is wonderfully sweet, so the cocoa powder on the outside actually works great in spite of it being bitter tasting on its own. Basically though you won’t lick the chocolate off the outside first, it’s a case of bite straight in or nothing!
You will love these gorgeous no-bake vegan truffles! They are:
- Quick and easy
- Raw! (or almost raw, depending)
- A perfect snack or dessert
You can keep them in the freezer or the fridge. They don’t freeze solid in the freezer but do get very hard and chewy, whereas in the fridge they are softer but still perfectly hold their shape. It just depends on how long you want them to stay fresh. If you’re keeping them longer (longer than a week) then freezer it is.
So let us know what you think of these no-bake vegan truffles and please rate the recipe too.
For more delicious raw (and almost raw) dessert goodness, check out these recipes:
- Vegan Carrot Cake Balls
- Chocolate Coconut Date Balls
- Raw Chocolate Hazelnut Cups
- Raw Chocolate Mint Squares
- Chocolate Chia Pudding
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Easy 5-ingredient vegan truffles. These no-bake truffles make a perfect snack or dessert and they’re raw, gluten-free and delicious!
- Place the almonds into the food processor and process until the almonds are finely chopped.
- Add the pine nuts, dessicated coconut and cocoa powder and process quickly to mix it all together.
- Then, while the processor is running, pour the maple syrup in and allow to form a thick sticky dough.
- Take two bowls and add dessicated coconut to one and cocoa powder to the other.
- Roll the sticky dough into balls and dip in either the dessicated coconut or the cocoa powder and place onto a parchment lined baking tray.
- Freeze until firm.
- Store in either the freezer (doesn’t freeze solid but becomes very hard and chewy) or the fridge (not as firm but still nicely chewy).
- Serving Size: 1 Ball
- Calories: 134
- Sugar: 7.2g
- Fat: 9.5g
- Saturated Fat: 3.8g
- Carbohydrates: 12g
- Fiber: 2.9g
- Protein: 3.2g