Vegan Chocolate Truffles! Made with dates, nuts, seeds, peanut butter and cocoa in the food processor, rolled and dipped in dark chocolate! Melt in your mouth delicious! Best holiday recipe! Healthy and gluten free!
Ok you're going to love these Vegan Truffles! they are so easy and crazy good and -yes dairy free! The whole recipe comes together in the food processor: dates, almonds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, cocoa powder, peanut butter and vanilla. Then the vegan chocolate balls are dipped in melted dark chocolate! Let them harden and enjoy! Talk about Easy Peasy right! Beautiful addition to your Holiday Christmas cookie platter.
They're lovely for easter or Valentine's day too!
No need to run out and buy those expensive truffles when you can make your own!
My Husband has a huge sweet tooth so when I can make a vegan dessert like these vegan truffles that are healthy, super decadent and protein packed - That's a WIN WIN for me... well and for Hubby too of course- Enjoy!
How to make vegan chocolate truffles:
This is one easy dessert recipe folks!
To start add the dates to a small bowl and cover with boiling water to soften.
Meanwhile add all the nuts to the food processor and process until completely broken down. Drain the dates well and add them to the food processor with the rest of the ingredients.
Process until everything is completely mixed. You might have to scrape the sides a few times. The end result will be a fine mealy nutty mixture.
Now you just form one inch or so balls with your hand. It's not so much rolling into a ball but forming one by squeezing the mixture with the palm of your hand and then shaping into a ball. These Vegan Chocolate Truffles hold together really well.
Now place formed balls on parchment lined tray and place in freezer to harden (makes rolling easier), while preparing your chocolate.
How do you melt chocolate for dipping truffles?
Start by breaking up your chocolate bars and adding it to your double boiler, along with oil and set to medium heat-low heat, so water simmers gently (my double boiler consists of a medium sauce pot filled with couple inches of water and topped with small stainless steel mixing bowl) Stir until chocolate is melted. It should take a few minutes.
Turn off heat but keep chocolate over warm water, that way chocolate will stay consistant while rolling the balls. Now remove balls from freezer grab some toothpicks and start dipping.
Do you need to add oil to chocolate for melting?
I have melted chocolate with and without oil. I feel it will work either way. Some say it thins the chocolate and makes it smoother for dipping. The choice is yours!?
Ok everyone lets get this truffle party started! You will love these Vegan Chocolate Truffles they are:
Chocolate and nutty
Want more healthy vegan chocolate dessert recipes?
- Salted Caramel Vegan Chocolate Pie (No Bake)
- Amazing Chocolate Vegan Ice Cream
- Vegan Chocolate Brownies (GF)
- Healthy Breakfast Bars
Enjoy everyone! Happy Day! Please feel free to comment below and give this recipe a rating. Your feedback is greatly appreciated!Print