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Vegan Raw Coconut Almond Truffle Recipe

This super easy Vegan Coconut Almond Truffle recipe will satisfy that late night chocolate craving without the excess sugar and empty calories of other desserts. This perfect blend of coconut, chocolate and almond will keep you coming back for more.

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Vegan Coconut Almond Truffle Recipe

1 cup dates
½ cup walnuts
½ cup almonds
 
½ cup + 2 Tablespoons raw cocoa powder
 
½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
¼ cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
½ teaspoon salt
 
Extra coconut, cocoa powder or nuts for finishing.

1) Process the dates, walnuts and almonds

In a food processor blend together the dates, walnuts and almonds until they form a crumbly paste. If it's too thick, add a little water, but only enough for it to just come together. Depending on personal taste, the truffle mixture doesn't need to be totally smooth; some nutty pieces and tate chunks can be a cood thing. Add the cocoa powder and blend until mostly incorporated.

2) Build the truffle mixture

Remove the nut mixture from your food processor and place it in a large bowl. Stir in the shredded coconut, maple syrup, vanilla extract, almond extract and mix until smooth.

3) Roll the vegan truffle mixture into balls

If the truffle mixture is too sticky at this point, place it in the freezer for about 30 minutes so it firms up slightly. Measure the truffle mixture out as about 1 heaping tablespoon each. Roll it into balls by rolling the mixture between your palms. 

4) Coat the truffles

Roll the truffles in your desired topping such as coconut, cocoa powder or nuts.

While these could be eaten right away, the truffles are best when cold. For best results place the truffles in the freezer and allow to them harden at least 1 hour. Store the remaining truffles in the freezer and allow them to soften at room temperature about 10 minutes before serving.
This recipe makes about 15 Vegan Coconut Almond Truffles.


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What a treat! I am making a slow transition from vegetarian to vegan and recipes like this will make the transition that much easier. Made these with my boyfriend - rolled the truffles in toasted unsweetened coconut, plain unsweetened coconut, toasted walnuts, pistachio crumbles, and mixed raw unsweetened cocoa with sweetened coca (sifted). They are almost too pretty to eat!
Reviewed by Loren & Ryan December 23, 2012

What a treat! I am making a slow transition from vegetarian to vegan and recipes like this will make the transition that much easier. Made these with my boyfriend - rolled the truffles in toasted unsweetened coconut, plain unsweetened coconut, toasted walnuts, pistachio crumbles, and mixed raw unsweetened cocoa with sweetened coca (sifted). They are almost too pretty to eat!

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Fantastic recipe, the first time I made a half-batch and it went smoothly, but I double-batched last night and had a much harder time with the blender. I recommend blending the dates and nuts in small-ish quantities at a time.
They taste amazing from the freezer!
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Reviewed by Holly September 16, 2012

Amazing

Fantastic recipe, the first time I made a half-batch and it went smoothly, but I double-batched last night and had a much harder time with the blender. I recommend blending the dates and nuts in small-ish quantities at a time.
They taste amazing from the freezer!

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I made these last week for my boyfriend and he loved them. So here I am again checking the recipe just before i make another bunch.
Note: I do not like the balls covered in cocoa, its better to cover them in coconut or the nuts
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Reviewed by Samanths August 13, 2012

Great Recipe

I made these last week for my boyfriend and he loved them. So here I am again checking the recipe just before i make another bunch.
Note: I do not like the balls covered in cocoa, its better to cover them in coconut or the nuts

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I'm not vegan myself, but I decided to look into desserts I could make so I wouldn't have to leave out one of my friends when I make food for everyone. These are delicious! They're very easy to make, but perhaps a little messy. For those who are unafraid of the mess, you'll get a delicious treat. I bought a little bit too much of the shredded coconut, so I rolled the truffles in that before popping them into the freezer.

Side note: for those of you who have never touched dates (like me) make sure you get the pits out before you throw them into the blender. xD
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Reviewed by Amber August 02, 2012

I'm not vegan myself, but I decided to look into desserts I could make so I wouldn't have to leave out one of my friends when I make food for everyone. These are delicious! They're very easy to make, but perhaps a little messy. For those who are unafraid of the mess, you'll get a delicious treat. I bought a little bit too much of the shredded coconut, so I rolled the truffles in that before popping them into the freezer.

Side note: for those of you who have never touched dates (like me) make sure you get the pits out before you throw them into the blender. xD

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