Everyday Healthy Truffles

It’s not everyday that you come across a recipe that will become a staple for your household and lifestyle. For me, it has to:

  1. Contain simple ingredients that I normally have on hand
  2. Be easy to prepare
  3. Taste great while being healthy enough to eat each day

I recently discovered raw ice cream, which has quickly become one of those staples. (If you haven’t tried that yet, then I urge you to do so!)

And now, I’ve added these “everyday truffles” to that category. While I make some pretty awesome vegan truffles,  they’re a little bit of a mess to put together and certainly not something you’d want to eat everyday. However, these little guys are full of healthy ingredients and they’re super easy to make. If you can toss stuff into a food processor, then you’ve got a delicious and healthy snack/dessert! You don’t even need a knife or a chopping board. Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about!

Everyday Healthy Truffles - Vegan and Gluten-Free

For the recipe and directions, check out Clean Eating Chelsey’s chocolate covered dough balls (which I found via Living Lindsay‘s awesome blog).

Notes

  • The first time I made these, I made them plain, without any chocolate and they were so good that they didn’t last long enough for a photo shoot. However, this week, I decided to make them again and dipped/drizzled two-thirds of them with chocolate, and all I can say is: WOW. They’re so decadent with the chocolate – but truly and honestly, they’re great either way so feel free to make both versions.
  • I used 3 tbsp of apple sauce, as per Chelsey’s version, but I used a total of 3 tbsp of maple syrup instead of the maple syrup/agave nectar combo. Lindsay uses date syrup, which sounds great too.
  • I used walnuts instead of pecans, but feel free to use either, as per Lindsay’s recipe.
  • I even made a couple of these without baking them (and without the chocolate). I just formed the balls and put them into the fridge to harden, and they were equally great. They were possibly a bit mushier, so probably not as good if you plan on transporting them, but great if you just plan on eating them out of the fridge… as I did… repeatedly.

Recipe: Chocolate Covered Dough Balls

Everyday Healthy Truffles - Vegan and Gluten-Free

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12 Comments

  1. Oh my gosh, I haven’t made these for a while – you’ve inspired me! :) I forget how much I love them!

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    • vegangela says:

      Hi Chelsey, thanks for your comment. Well, you’ve inspired ME, so guess what I’m saying is “thank you” for inspiring me to inspire you! These are absolutely awesome!! :)

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  2. Yay! So glad you loved them! They are so yummy! They are going to be on my holiday rotation for sure :)

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    • vegangela says:

      Thanks again Lindsay, for bringing them to my attention :)

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  3. Matty Love says:

    Its very hard to believe something as tasty as this could be healthy… but they are, nice one!

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    • vegangela says:

      Thanks so much!!

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  4. daina says:

    Thanks Ang!

    Did you say these would work without baking them? I can’t see why not!

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    • vegangela says:

      Yes! I made a few without baking – just right into the fridge to set and they were great! No chocolate on those, but maybe you could add raw cacao powder right into the balls themselves…

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  5. Kristine says:

    I’ve made these twice and while they are delicious I can’t seem to get the consistancy right. I followed the recipe exactly but when I add the sweeteners I never get that big dough ball that is supposed to form, just a lot of sticky mush. I plop that onto a baking pan and bake and they are still very sticky and mushy. But still delicious…just not good for travel.

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    • vegangela says:

      Hi Kristine – I’m sorry to hear that. What are you using for the sweeteners? Is your apple sauce really runny?

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  6. Gon says:

    When the consistancy is too dry, maybe you can put al little amandelflour through it.
    Sorry my Englisch is not so very well, i came from the netherlands. For sweeteners you can use a little bit of stevia or coconutpalmsugar.

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    • vegangela says:

      Thanks for those suggestions, Gon :)

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