Since switching to plant based diet, and trying to drastically limit my dairy intake, I have been struggling to satisfy my sweet-tooth. These nutty vegan chocolate truffles are perfect to nibble on with a relaxing cup of tea. It is also a great snack that will curb your hunger when you are on the go.
Apart from being guilt-free these little balls of goodness are a great source of protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin E, B-vitamins, potassium, electrolytes, etc. As a mommy of a born vegan, who won’t touch anything that has meat or cheese in it including a whole array of other foods, I struggle to cover his nutritional needs on daily basis. So these whole-some bites come in handy as a dessert that he absolutely loves!
Disclaimer. Make sure your little one isn’t allergic to any of the components before giving it a go.
I always make a batch to last us a few days. You only need 5 ingredients and very little time to make these nutritious bites.
Makes 12 balls
-14 Jumbo Dates (Make sure they are soft and “meaty”. If dried out, you can soak them in hot water for 10 minutes.)
-1/2 cup raw almonds
-1/2 cup raw walnut halves
-1 tbsp shredded Organic coconut (I used Ecor Biologico Organic)
-2 tbsp Organic raw cacao powder (I used Inspiral Super Foods Organic Truly Raw Cacao Powder)
- Place the nuts in food processor and blend until it reaches the consistency of a meal. You can leave it slightly chunkier, like I do as I like crispier bits. Remove and set aside.
- Blitz the pitted dates until it starts forming into a ball, or only small bits remain.
- Add the nuts, cocoa powder and shredded coconut.
- Blend until everything is well incorporated. Once you have a dough, scoop out 1 tablespoon amount and carefully roll into a ball. Set the balls on a parchment paper. Add the toppings and store in the refrigerator.
For topping you can use cocao nibs or/and shredded coconut.
Viola! A quick fix for your sweet-tooth is ready 🙂