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30 min or less, Dessert, Gluten Free, Under 400 calories, Vegan Recipes

Raspberry Nut Truffles

These Raspberry Nut Truffles are no-bake, easy to make, and contain no extra sugar. They are a true guilt-free dessert!

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Do you ever have one of those nights where you make a really bad decision? Ha, don’t worry, it’s nothing horrible. I’ve just realized that I am not longer 21 years old, and no, I cannot drink 3 martinis without being completely hungover the next day (and even into the evening!). 3 martinis, really?? What a crappy Saturday it was, and it was my own fault, but I did try to make the most of it. I woke up, put my workout clothes on and then sat on the couch watching the clock tick by as I sat there nauseous. I missed my workout class, had a couple glasses of hot tea (which helped!), went on a walk downtown to get lunch and had an incredible green salad, soup and a juice consisting of beets, apples, carrots and ginger. Yum! Just what the hangover doctor ordered.

Even though I was dragging pretty consistently the rest of the day, I did manage to paint a room in my new rental property. Does anyone out there actually like painting? It took me 4 1/2 hours to paint one (very) small laundry room, and it was brutal. But I will admit, I love the feeling of being finished, and looking around at your handiwork. I guess it’s kind of like developing a recipe, except way less fun…

The only thing that made me happy after painting all day was coming home to these Raspberry Nut Truffles waiting for me in my fridge. They are so incredibly easy, and I would recommend making them in a food processor. A high powered blender would probably work, but I haven’t tested them that way- still saving up for my Vitamix. And after buying this rental properly, it’s going to be awhile…=)

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To begin, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Next, add the cashews and ground flax seed to the food processor and blend until crumbly. Add the dates and blend again until the small pieces form into a ball. Then add the raspberry jam and blend until the mixture forms into a ball (mixture will be very sticky). Remove from food processor.

Using your hands, form into 1 inch balls and place on the parchment paper; make sure they are not touching. There will be about 24 balls. Place the truffles (on the baking sheet) in the freezer.

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Meanwhile, in a double boiler, melt the chocolate mixed with the coconut oil until melted.

Remove the truffles from the freezer and using tongs, coat each truffle completely in chocolate and place back on the baking sheet. After about a third of them are coated, sprinkle a little sea salt on top. Note: I don’t wait until ALL the truffles are coated in chocolate to add the salt because some of them will already be hardened and the sea salt won’t stick, but if you work quick enough, you might be able to do all at once. Continue dipping the truffles in chocolate and then sprinkle the remaining sea salt on top. (You will probably have a little extra chocolate left over for drizzling on ice cream, etc).

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Lastly, place the truffles on a baking sheet in the fridge for at least 1-2 hours before serving. Place them in an airtight container and keep refrigerated. They will last up to a week. This recipe makes about 24 raspberry nut truffles.

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Raspberry Nut Truffles (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Raspberry Nut Truffles | via veggiechick.com #vegan #glutenfree

These Raspberry Nut Truffles are no-bake, easy to make, and contain no extra sugar. They are a true guilt-free dessert!

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 24
  • Category: Vegan, Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups raw cashews
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed (I use a coffee grinder to grind whole flax seeds)
  • 10 soft medjool dates, pitted (if not soft, soak in water for 15-20 minutes and drain)
  • 1 cup raspberry preserves
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 bag (10 ounce) vegan chocolate (I use Enjoy Life mini vegan chocolate chips- yum!)
  • coarse sea salt, for topping

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add the cashews and ground flax seed to the food processor and blend until crumbly. Add the dates and blend again until the small pieces form into a ball. Add the raspberry jam and blend until the mixture forms into a ball (mixture will be sticky). Remove from food processor.
  2. Form into 1 inch balls and place on the parchment paper. There will be about 24 balls. Place the truffles on the baking sheet in the freezer.
  3. Meanwhile, in a double boiler, melt the chocolate mixed with the coconut oil until melted.
  4. Remove the truffles from the freezer and using tongs, coat each truffle completely in chocolate and place back on the baking sheet. After about a third of them are coated, sprinkle a little sea salt. Note: I don’t wait until ALL the truffles are coated in chocolate to add the salt because some of them may already be hardened and the sea salt won’t stick. Continue dipping the remaining truffles in chocolate and then sprinkle the sea salt on top. (You will probably have a little extra chocolate left over for drizzling on ice cream, etc).
  5. Place the baking sheet in the fridge for at least 1-2 hours before serving.
  6. Place in an airtight container and refrigerate. Will last up to a week. Makes about 24 truffles.

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4 Comments

  • Christin, these raspberry nut truffles have me wishing it wasn’t ten at night! I have a jar of Bon Maman preserves that would be great for this. ?

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    • Haha thanks Michelle! Bon Maman preserves, hmm I need to try that! =)

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  • These look incredible! PS. I had a very similar experience last weekend with having a little too much fun on my Saturday night! It happens!

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    • Ha! I’m glad I’m not the only one! =)

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