Recipe Directions

  • 1. Process the nuts/seeds in the food processor. Keep processing them until you can't see the nuts anymore, but stop processing before they get too soft looking.
  • 2. Add the dates, seasalt and cocoa powder. Process again until everything is well mixed and clumped together.
  • 3. Roll the balls in your hand and form balls. Some people like to roll completed truffles in goji berries, cocunut, cocoa powder, etc., but I prefer mine simple.

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

Raw chocolate truffles were the very first raw food that made me certain that I could become a raw vegan for an extended period of time.

This recipe just requires a food processor and a few ingredients.

These are also delicious if you crumble a truffle or two on top of sliced bananas or other chopped fresh fruit.

Good luck and enjoy these simple, sweet raw treats.

 

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Nutrition Facts

Nutritional score: 85 out of 100
  • This recipe is very low in Calories, Carbohydrates, and Sodium.
  • This recipe is low in Fat.
  • This recipe is a good source of Vitamin E.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Protein, and Vitamin B6.

Amounts per 28 g (1 oz) suggested serving

NameAmount% Daily
Calories 131 5 %
Protein 4 g 7 %
Fat 10 g 12 %
Carbohydrates 11 g 3 %
Dietary Fiber 2.9 g 9 %
Sugars 6 g
Calcium 21 mg 2 %
Iron 1.1 mg 9 %
Sodium 38 mg 2 %
Source: The Rawtarian, USDA

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Good thinking! I'm glad you liked these!

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CindyJ's Review

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Oh these were really, really good. Your recipe directions didn't say when to throw in the sunflower seeds but after making your raw carrot cake recipe, I knew they needed extra chopping time in the food processor so I took all the ingredients out of the mixing bowl, chopped up the sunflower seeds then combined everything again. Anyway, they are mighty good! Thank you!

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Hi Cindy,

So glad you enjoyed! Thanks for your note re: sunflower seeds - I changed the instructions and made it clearer.

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Just made these with prunes as suddenly realised I had forgotten to buy any more dates! Seemed to work ok and still taste good!

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Prunes are a great sub for dates in many recipes, this one included :)

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Can these be made in the vitamixv..maybe in dry caraffe ?

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Not really, Suzi. They will get all munged up

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How long will these keep? I made a huge batch, put them in cute little jars as gifts, and now our holiday party has been rescheduled due to weather! Should I freeze them, or keep them in the fridge?

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Hi Mike! I'd freeze them, then defrost the day before. But generally they're good in the fridge for 5 days or so

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Aoife's Review

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I'm actually addicted to these now! :-) They're so easy and delicious. I've made 2 batches in maybe a week? My partner (Mr. sweet tooth) has also decided he would be happy to substitute all the junk he eats with these (or anything as equally delicious). You have revitalised my interest in raw food, so now I'm gonna splash out and get a dehydrator....if for no other reason than to try your cracker recipes which look delicious! Thank you for making raw food much easier than I have seen on other websites!!!

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Not a bad addiction to have, Aoife!

So glad to have you here with me, and glad you've got a renewed zest that Mr. Sweet Tooth can benefit from :)

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Pumpkin seeds in the shell OK?

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Nope, don't do that. :)

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Healthy Explorations's Review

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Hi Rawtarian,

I am so glad I found you, as this evening I was craving a chocolate dessert and was on the verge of going out to buy one, however was so much better off making a batch of these that I found from you! So grateful and appreciative of your recipe as it was quick so that I could satisfy my craving promptly!

I did make some changes to it, the reasons leading to my next questions for you - but they turned out fab!

I mixed dates, coconut oil, almond meal, cacao powder.

I didn't even use any fixed amounts of each, I just guessed for each portion and surprisingly, to my huge delight, they turned out perfect, making 15 delicious balls. I cannot wait to make them again!

Questions:

- I used almond meal because I do not have a food processor as of yet, although I am looking for one. Are there any you would recommend or know of that are good but not too heavily priced, for your recipes which call for quite a lot of crushing of nuts and hard to blend ingredients, such as dates? I would prefer a blender/food processor all in one

Other than that, what do you think of using almond meal as a quick alternative to crushing nuts. I personally found it extremely delicious. I am yet to try but I am sure one could also use parts of flaxseed powder and LSA?

Thank you again and so happy I found you!

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Glad to be able to talk you down off the ledge lol

Here is the cheap food processor that I own - it gets bad reviews on Amazon but it's cheap and it's the one I've been using for almost 4 years! I don't have a problem recommending it, it's the Black and Decker Quick and Easy: http://tinyurl.com/avdwva4

Re: using almond meal instead, it is an option in a pinch, but will definitely get frustrating over time.

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Haven't tried yet, but on my to do list. I noticed the ingredients say cocoa powder, but the instructions say carob powder. Can you confirm?

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Hi Carol,

Good eye! Thanks for catching that. I have corrected the recipe. I recommend using cacao for this recipe.

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Lance's Review

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I made this recipe and topped it with a chocolate ganache and shredded coconut- fabulous.

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Hi Lance! Sounds divine. What kind of recipe was your choco ganache? Sounds yummy.

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Hi LJ,
I mix cacao, coconut oil and honey or agave in a bowl and whisk them all together. Too much of the sweet stuff and it may not set. I like it to be a fairly thick mixture. It has a dark chocolate taste. This works on your brownies and the cranberry torte I make.

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Hi Lance. So simple and sounds delicious! Sounds similar to my 1minute choco fudge, which I've never really made in a large scale, but it would be perfect on top of berry pies and such. I should do that more! And would look nice in photos I bet.

PS: Mmm cranberry torte! I like the sound of that. Especially with fresh cranberries around Xmas! Adding to my "to make" list

you are inspiring me today.

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Chrissi's Review

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Used pecans and cashews, rolled in coconut. Awesome.

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Love it Chrissi!

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Rachel's Review

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I have now made 3 batches of these truffles - there sooooooooo good and really easy to make, I was really surprised how nice they were. I am going to attempt to make your carrot cake tonight. Thanks for such a great website.

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Hi Rachel, So glad they turned out well for you. And consistently too! Hope the carrot cake fares the same :)

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