Vegan chocolate truffles with toasted coconut

    1 hour 30 min

    Make homemade vegan truffles made with Medjool dates, almonds, cocoa nibs and coconut for a quick and easy treat.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 120g desiccated coconut, or to taste, divided
    • 350g pitted Medjool dates
    • 140g raw almonds
    • 200g raw cocoa powder
    • 90g cocoa nibs
    • 120ml agave nectar
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 1 teaspoon salt

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Spread coconut out on a baking tray. Line a separate baking tray with parchment.
    2. Bake coconut in the preheated oven, stirring occasionally, until golden and toasted, about 7 minutes.
    3. Blend dates and almonds together in a food processor until smooth; add cocoa powder and process until completely incorporated. Transfer date mixture to a bowl.
    4. Fold 100g toasted coconut, cocoa nibs, agave nectar, vanilla extract and salt into date mixture until truffle mixture is well mixed. Roll mixture into tablespoon-size balls.
    5. Pour remaining toasted coconut into a shallow bowl. Roll truffle balls in toasted coconut to coat; place coated truffles on the lined baking tray. Refrigerate truffles until hardened, about 1 hour.

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    I loved these. I will definitely be making it again. I used sea salt instead of regular and tasted much better.  -  28 Aug 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    great basic chocolate treat - Here's what we did: we used acorn flour (made from harvesting white oak acorns, soaking and rinsing in cold water for 2-3 days, then coarse-chopping, drying at a low oven temp to preserve the oils, then running them through a grain or coffee grinder to a fine powder) as a substitute for half the cocoa powder, and also for final dusting. Also we used raw cashews instead of almonds, and maple syrup instead of agave. Acorns lent a salted carmel/nutty flavor. Very unique!  -  09 Nov 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    So decadent! I’ve been craving chocolate and this really hit the spot. I made a few substitutions. I used honey instead of agave syrup, walnuts instead of almonds, omitted the cacao nibs, and used Himalayan salt. I also didn’t have medjool dates, so I soaked my regular dates in hot water for 20 minutes, then drained them before adding to the blender.  -  18 Dec 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)