Vegan Chocolate Raspberry Truffles

Updated: May 7



Happy Happy Valentine's day!





Is it just me or does your brain associate Valentine's Day with Chocolate? Halloween is candy, Christmas is cookies, and Valentines is chocolate. Chocolate covered strawberries, truffles, and all the boxes of chocolate.



Need a healthy gluten and dairy-free chocolate treat to satisfy your craving?


You can whip up these no-bake healthy chocolate raspberry truffles in just 15 minutes. My healthy chocolate raspberry truffles are vegan, gluten-free, no-bake, and made of real food ingredients. I swear they taste just like a raspberry chocolate bar (Ghirardelli-I'm looking at you).





Vegan Chocolate Raspberry Truffles


Makes 24 no-bake chocolate raspberry truffles filled with antioxidants and super-foods to show your body some love.


Ingredients:


  • 1 cup oats (gluten-free if needed)

  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut

  • 4 tablespoons cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder)

  • 2 scoops of collagen peptides or 1 scoop chocolate protein powder* (optional)

  • 1/4 cup almond butter-the drippy kind

  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries

  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup or honey

  • 2 tablespoons cacao nibs or mini dark chocolate chips

  • dash of salt


*You may use unflavored collagen peptides, chocolate collagen peptides, or a chocolate protein powder. This is optional but will add a punch of protein to the treat.


Directions:


  1. Add oats, coconut, cacao, collagen or protein, almond butter, raspberries, sweetener, and sprinkle of salt to food processor

  2. Process for about 1-2 minutes

  3. Put the dough in a bowl and mix in cacao nibs or chocolate chips with spoon

  4. Form dough into 1 inch balls

  5. Place truffles on a tray and place in the freezer to harden. Then store healthy truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months.



-After forming 1 inch balls you can roll the truffles in cacao powder before freezing if you want to get fancy.

-I used cacao powder because it is a superfood with lots of antioxidants, however, cocoa powder will work just as well.

-I save my truffles in my favorite Stasher reusable silicone bags.



Grab one or two truffles when you need an afternoon snack or a gluten-free, dairy-free sweet treat!


Tag me @lauralivewell if you make them





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