Raw Cocoa Mint Truffles

July 3, 2012 at 2:45 pm 6 comments

My friend Lisha brought me a lovely meal after Emma was born, and frozen inside a little square of tin foil were the most amazing raw truffles. These are so incredibly delicious! Sure to help the biggest chocolate addicts out there. They taste like fudge and you only need one to feel satisfied. Yummmm….here is the recipe!

Raw Vegan Gluten-Free Cocoa Mint Truffles
Adapted from recipe by Meghan Telpner 

1 cup raw walnuts, unsoaked
1/2 cup almonds, unsoaked
1/2 tsp salt
15 pitted medjool dates, unsoaked
1/4 cup raisins or dried cranberries
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
2 Tbs maple syrup or honey
2 Tbs water
2 drops peppermint oil (food grade) or peppermint flavoring (use 1/2 t)
1/2 cup extra cocoa powder

  • Place the nuts & salt in a food processor fitted with the S-blade and process until finely ground.
  • Add the dates, cocoa powder, agave, peppermint and vanilla process until the mixture starts to stick together. Add water as needed & process briefly.
  • Using about 1 Tbs of mixture, roll into balls.
  • Sprinkle coconut or extra cocoa out onto a plate or cookie sheet and roll balls through, giving them a light dusting.
  • Keep refrigerated until serving, or even better- eat them right out of the freezer.
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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Meli  |  July 6, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Mmmm! We make a fudge ball very similar to this only we’ve never added raisons … I’m going to try that immediately!

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  • 2. Miranda  |  July 12, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    These look yummy! And congrats on your new addition :) I loved your q&a video posts – bring them back please! My question is having read how much you enjoy hot/iced tea if you would put some how to posts on iced and hot teas. I am new to tea in general but am loving what I’m trying…I’d love to learn more methods and ways others are enjoying it too. How do you make a good cup of iced tea? What do I need to use loose leaf tea, etc? Simple but helpful…Thanks!

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  • 3. Brit  |  August 14, 2012 at 10:37 am

    I’ve been a reader of yours for years and finally bought my long awaited Vitamix through your affiliate link! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  • 4. Davina  |  May 31, 2013 at 5:25 am

    I love mint with a chocolate taste. I will try these next time I can indulge lol. Thanks

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  • 5. Simple Northern Life  |  June 11, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    We just recently found out that my daughter could be gluten intolerant so we are looking for new recipes to deal with her sweet tooth. She loved chocolate and mint. So this will go on the list to try! Thanks

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  • 6. Sammy  |  July 19, 2013 at 3:52 am

    I bet these are very nice indeed. I love mint so I will make these very soon lol.

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