Chocolate Raspberry Truffles (Vegan, Paleo, Gluten Free)

Chocolate Raspberry Truffles (Vegan, Paleo, Gluten Free)

Today I’m going to offer you a healthy desert that will satisfy your cravings without ruining your diet. These chocolate raspberry truffles are so nutrient dense. They are made with fruit, almonds and raw cacao. There are no animal products and grains added in the recipe. Therefore, they are vegan and gluten free.

Why should you make this recipe?

The chocolate, raspberry truffles are so delicious. The sweet caramel flavor of the dates pairs so well with the aromatic and slightly tangy raspberries. The cacao adds bitter notes, which are typical for any chocolate truffle. The overall flavor is so balanced and satisfying. I definitely recommend trying them.

This recipe is easy and fast. It takes about 20 minutes of prep time and 10 minutes of chilling. Unlike most desserts this one doesn’t require any cooking.

Since the truffles are raw, they are rich in valuable nutrients. Every bite contains fiber, vitamins and antioxidants. Dates are sweet but have lower glycemic index which means that they are not going to spike your blood sugar. The recipe is suitable for diabetics and people who avoid refined sugar.

Chocolate Raspberry Truffles

Helpful tips

Make sure that all of your dates are pitted. One leftover pit can break your appliance.

Use large and juicy dates. If they are too dry you will not get the desired consistency.

The hardest part about this recipe is forming the truffle. Take a little bit of the dough and flatten it between your palms. Then add the raspberry in the middle. You have to be careful not to crush the raspberry when you are forming a ball. Gently bring all the ends together and enclose the raspberry.

For this recipe I use cacao powder instead of cocoa powder. The cacao powder is raw and less processed. It is very important to use unsweetened cacao or cocoa powder.

I got 16 truffles, but you can get less or more than that. It depends on the size of your dates.

Store the truffles in a refrigerator for 3-4 days. Serve them chilled.

Chocolate Raspberry Truffles

Chocolate Raspberry Truffles (Vegan, Paleo, Gluten Free)

Prep Time20 mins
Refrigerate10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Keyword: chocolate, dates, gluten free, Paleo, Raspberry, raw, sugar free, vegan
Servings: 16 Truffles

Ingredients

  • 10 large pitted dates
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 16 raw raspberries
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cacao powder plus a bit more to roll the truffles in

Instructions

  • Add 10 pitted dates, ½ cup almond flour, 2 Tbsp coconut oil and 2 Tbsp cacao powder in a food processor. Mix and pulse until everything is combined and resembles dough.
  • Take some of the dough and flatten it between your palms.
    Flattened dough
  • Add a whole raspberry in the center of the dough.
    Raspberry in the middle
  • Form the truffle by gently folding the edges of the dough towards the middle. Don't squeeze too hard.
    Making truffle
  • Once your truffle is ready roll it in cacao powder. Continue making truffles until you are out of dough. Add them in an airtight container and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes before serving.
    Truffle in cacao powder
Chocolate Raspberry Truffles

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