It’s that time of year again… time to deck the fridges with buttloads of vegan Christmas food!
Whether you’re one of Santy’s actual elves or a complete Grinch, I’m sure we can all agree that the most fun thing to do on Christmas Day is to eat ALL the tasty food. All of it. It’s a day for indulgence!
These festive vegan truffles are going to be at my Christmas table in abundance, because they are almost too good for words.
This recipe makes 12 [yeah, you’ll probably need to double the recipe] balls of delightful decadence that are:
- Super easy to make
- Oil-free, raw + healthy
- Made 100% from wholefoods
- Covered in festive-coloured superfoods!
All you need is a food processor to process all the truffle ingredients and you’ll end up with a moist, lumpy-looking mixture that is ready to roll into heaped-teaspoon-sized balls.
Other than that, the only prep required for this recipe is to roughly chop your goji berries & pumpkin seeds (pepitas). This will enable them to stick more easily to the truffles.
Feel free to swap out the goji berries for dried cranberries, OR… even dried red berry powder or beetroot powder would work a treat.
Likewise, the pumpkin seeds can be swapped out for a green superfood powder or matcha powder – just bare in mind that these could have a strong flavour that you may not find desirable with your truffles, so test it out on one first.
These babies are a healthy, sweet addition to the Christmas spread that don’t compromise on indulgence.
Just remember what I said earlier about doubling the recipe… highly recommended!
‘Tis the season peeps! x
Raw, vegan, fudgy and Christmassy!
- 1/3 cup roughly chopped Medjool dates (or regular dates *see note)
- 1/4 cup almond meal
- 3 tbsp cashew butter (or any nut butter **see note)
- 1/3 cup cacao powder (or cocoa, just note they will no longer be raw)
- 3 tbsp date syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp goji berries roughly chopped
- 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds (pepitas) roughly chopped
- 2 tbsp dessicated coconut
Add all the truffle ingredients to a food processor and process for a minute or two until a crumbly dough forms.
Place each of the 'For Rolling' ingredients into small, separate bowls.
Roll heaped teaspoonfuls of the mixture into balls and then roll them into the festive-coloured superfoods.
Store in the fridge. Can be served chilled or at room temperature depending on your preference. Too easy!
*You can use regular dates if they are pre-soaked for at least an hour in warm water to soften them.
**Cashew butter is my preference for this recipe as it has the most neutral flavour and allows the chocolate to shine, but almond butter is also nice, and if you dig the old PB + Choc thing - go for peanut butter! Even tahini works for a sesame twist 😉