Easy Chocolate Truffles (no-bake, vegan, delicious)

  • Easy chocolate truffles - no bake, gluten-free, vegan

Hands up who loves simple, quick recipes that not only taste divine but are made with very few ingredients?

Me!

I’d love to share one of my timeless favourites; a recipe that I have tried and tested in many different shapes and forms for the best part of 15 years (how time flies when you are having fun in the kitchen!).

Not only is it absolutely delicious, but it also requires no baking. As with all of my recipes, this has no dairy, no refined sugar and is made with the biggest heart full of love.

Easy Raw Chocolate & Almond Truffles

The recipe itself is super quick to make (although you do need to remember to soak the nuts and dates ahead of time).

It has always been a real winner with just about everyone I know. So let’s get ‘no’ baking!

Preparation time: 10 minutes (plus 3 hours to soak)

Serves: 5 to 10 balls (depending on size)

  • 100g (about 3½ oz) almonds (raw or blanched)
  • 100g (about 3½ oz) dates (pitted)
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons desiccated coconut

You will also need: a food processor or good quality blender

They really taste as good as they look!

They really taste as good as they look!

How to make

  1. With enough water to rise a few centimetres above, soak almonds and dates in water for about 3 hours. This will soften them to make the blending process easier.
  2. After 3 hours thoroughly drain the dates and almonds (soaking for any longer will probably make them go a little too soft). Place in a food processor along with the vanilla extract and blend until they start to bind together. This mixture doesn’t have to be super smooth, although it works best if the pieces are really small and are starting to bind together.
  3. Add the cocoa powder and mix in until evenly spread throughout.
  4. Roll into small balls in your hands; and then roll the balls into the desiccated coconut to evenly coat and finish off.
  5. Enjoy fresh, just as they are – or pop into a container and store in the fridge (they’ll keep for at least a week – if you can resist!).

Simple Variations

Nuts: this recipe works well with cashews, walnuts or pecans too. Although, you don’t need to soak these ones (unlike the almonds) as they have a natural ‘blendable’ softness anyway.

Cocoa variation: try carob or lucuma powder as a cocoa alternative.

Coconut alternative: try rolling in sesame seeds or ground almonds instead.

Other sweet treats in Trinity’s Kitchen

If you like this then you’ll love my other sweet treats and desserts here: Delicious Desserts

Enjoy!

From my heart to yours

Trinity

Easy Chocolate Truffles (no-bake, vegan, delicious)

Easy Chocolate Truffles (no-bake, vegan, delicious)

Yield: 10 balls
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
The easiest ever no bake chocolate truffles. Gluten-free, vegan an no refined sugar.

Ingredients

  • 100g (about 3½ oz) almonds (raw or blanched)
  • 100g (about 3½ oz) dates (pitted)
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons dessicated coconut

Instructions

  • With enough water to rise a few centimeters above, soak almonds and dates in water for about 3 hours. This will soften them to make the blending process easier.
  • After 3 hours thoroughly drain the dates and almonds (soaking for any longer will probably make them go a little too soft). Place in a food processor along with the vanilla extract and blend until they start to bind together. This mixture doesn't have to be super smooth, although it works best if the pieces are really small and are starting to bind together.
  • Add the cocoa powder and mix in until evenly spread throughout.
  • Roll into small balls in your hands; and then roll the balls into the dessicated coconut to evenly coat and finish off.
  • Enjoy fresh, just as they are - or pop into a container and store in the fridge (they'll keep for at least a week - if you can resist!).
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    Easy chocolate truffles - no bake, gluten-free, vegan

    9 Comments

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    2. rajaa November 25, 2014 at 9:06 pm - Reply

      I can feel the taste before making this healthy , light and nourishing recipe , Dates is a nice natural sweetener , Almonds as well gives a luxurious relaxing feeling, chocolates and coconuts are the best combination.
      Thank you very much for this recipe ,

      • Trinity November 25, 2014 at 9:11 pm - Reply

        You are very welcome… and delighted to know that you taste it just by reading 🙂 Those are the best sort…

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    4. Emma March 8, 2015 at 6:57 pm - Reply

      I just made these and they were just what the doctor ordered! So quick and easy to make and a super healthy yummy treat. 🙂

    5. Debbie June 21, 2016 at 6:45 pm - Reply

      Will they keep at room temperature?

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