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These healthy almond truffles taste just like candy. This recipe is the perfect snack if you want something healthy that tastes like dessert.
As much as I love to bake, you can’t beat no-cook dessert recipes when you’re pressed for time. Raw desserts are typically quick to make and less complicated than their baked counterparts.
I have lots of delicious no-cook snack recipes on the blog, including peanut butter cookie dough bites and homemade apple pie Larabars. These gluten-free, vegan almond truffles are another crowd favorite.
Inspired by the Almond Joy candy bar, these truffles contain just five ingredients, and they can be made in a matter of minutes. I love the combination of coconut and chocolate flavors here, and the dates give them the perfect amount of sweetness. I typically refrigerate these almond truffles, but if you’re in a hurry they can be eaten right away.
Tips and Frequently Asked Questions
Use a food processor or high-powered blender to finely chop the ingredients. You should be able to see little bits of the nuts and other ingredients in the mixture when it’s finished in the food processor.
You can use walnuts, pecans, or peanuts in place of the almonds in this recipe. You can also add a bit of sea salt if you want a salted chocolate flavor.
You can store these almond joy truffles in the refrigerator in an airtight container. If you have time, bring them to room temperature by placing them on the counter for about 30 minutes before serving. This isn’t necessary, but it makes them softer.
- 1/2 cup almonds
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tbs. shredded unsweetened coconut or coconut flakes
- 1 cup Medjool dates
- 1 ounce solid dark 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 in an airtight container until ready to serve. You may want to put them out on the counter for about 30 minutes to bring them to room temperature prior to serving if you want them softened.
Approximate Nutrition Info
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Almond 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.