When you give up sugar, processed foods, white flour, eggs and dairy milk, you fear that there are no sweets or desserts that you can ever eat again. I’m here to tell you that you are wrong! You can actually enjoy sweet treats that are healthy. Try my vegan truffles and play around with the recipe until you find your perfect indulgence. I have a hard time keeping them in the house….they are just too good.
1/2 cup raw hazelnuts
1/2 cup raw almonds
3/4 cup large pitted dates
1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
1-2 Tablespoons raw cocoa powder
2 Tablespoons agave nectar (optional…I leave this out and think they are sweet enough)
1/4 cup raw cocoa nibs
1/4 cup organic unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
NOTE: You can use 1 full cup of either nut instead of combining the two nuts. You can also use cashews or macadamia nuts. I go through raw nuts faster than I can buy them. I put them in tons of recipes and grab them often as a snack. I buy them in bulk from my local health food store.
Put almonds, hazelnuts, dates and milk into food processor. Mix for approximately 30 seconds. The consistency should be like a thick dough. If it is too thick add more milk. Scrap the mixture into a bowl and fold in the cocoa powder and agave (optional). Add cocoa nibs, shredded coconut, and/or chopped walnuts. Roll into 1 inch balls and refrigerate. You could roll the balls first and then roll them in the nibs, coconut, and walnuts separately for a nice presentation or simply add all three and mix it up (like I do).
When you are stressed (which is desserts spelled backwards) and want to grab that pint of ice cream or candy bar….grab a vegan raw truffle instead!
Choosing healthy living over dying 🙂