These healthy Almond Joy Truffles taste just as good as the candy. This recipe is the perfect snack if you want something healthy that tastes like dessert.
This month’s Recipe Redux challenge invites members to create no-cook dessert recipes. Raw desserts are typically quick to make and less complicated than their baked counterparts. Raw food also has health benefits, because heating food destroys some of its nutrients and beneficial enzymes. I have lots of no-cook snack recipes on the blog, including peanut butter cookie dough bites as well as chocolate, banana, and mango lime Larabars. My most pinned recipe at the moment, and one of my personal favorite snacks, is the Apple Pie Larabar recipe.
I’m happy to add another delicious no-cook treat to my list of goodies. These Almond Joy Truffles are inspired by the candy bar, but they’re delicious and healthy. I love the combination of coconut and chocolate, and with just five ingredients, these can be made in a matter of minutes. I like to refrigerate them, but if you’re in a hurry they can be eaten right away.
- 1/2 cup almonds
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tbs. shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1 cup Medjool dates
- 1 ounce unsweetened or dark solid chocolate or more to taste
- 1 tbs. water if needed
- Place the almonds, 1/2 cup coconut, dates, and chocolate in a food processor and process until a paste forms. You still want to see little bits of each ingredient.
- If the mixture doesn’t bind together easily, add the water one teaspoon at a time until it comes together easily.
- Measure heaping tablespoons of the mixture and form each one into a ball.
- Place the remaining 2 tablespoons of coconut on a small plate. Roll each ball in the coconut to coat.
- Store the truffles in the refrigerator until ready to serve. You may want to put them out on the counter for about 30 minutes prior to serving if you want them softened.
Almond Joy Truffles Price Breakdown
This recipe yields 12 truffles and costs a total of $4.18, or $.35 per truffle. This healthy vegan snack is a delicious, high-protein treat that makes a great dessert.