Super Easy Vegan Chocolate Truffles
I can't speak for anyone else but for me it seems like Thanksgiving and onwards is just big holiday meals and using the holidays as an excuse/perfectly good reason to have lots of treats. I know I'm going to treat myself and I've come to terms with that. However, it is possible to make some healthier treats that as also delicious and perfect for the Holidays. I know for a fact I will be making these date truffles a couple different times, making some to share with family and friends and some just for me!
1 cup of dates (dates must be soft/gooey)
1/4 cup cocoa powder, plus extra for rolling (use raw cacao powder if you want raw vegan dates)
1 cup walnuts
Start by getting out your food processor. Sorry to say but you will definitely need a food processor for this recipe. First, blend up your walnuts in your food processor. They don't have to be finely blended but you don't want large chunks either. Try for a course flour consistency. Next add your dates and cocoa powder. Continue to process all your ingredients until everything comes together in a sort of dough ball. You may have to scrap down the inside of your food processor a couple times before this happens. If your ingredients aren't coming together then your dates may not have been soft enough. It's okay if this happens, just add one teaspoon of water at a time until your ingredients form a ball.
Once all your ingredients are combined you can begin to form your truffles. Make them as large or small as you like by taking a tiny bit of dough and rolling it between your hands to form a ball. Once you have rolled your truffle ball, you can then roll it in extra cocoa powder, coconut flakes, chopped nuts or even chopped goji berries. Truly endless possibilities so get creative. And that is it! I keep mine in the fridge and they last quite awhile but I'm sure you will eat them all up before you have to worry about them going bad.