Vegan Chocolate Almond Truffles

Easy Chocolate Almond Truffles

Vegan, gluten-free chocolate almond truffles made with just 3 main ingredients and no added sugar! These chocolate truffles make a healthy dessert or energizing snack.  
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword no sugar added dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 (2 truffles each)
Calories 193kcal
Author Marisa Moore, RDN


  • 10 pitted Medjool dates
  • 1 cup raw almonds (bulk bins)
  • ¼ cup cacao powder (divided)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tbsp water (if needed)


  • Add the dates, almonds, vanilla, 2 tablespoons cocoa and salt to a food processor. Pulse until all ingredients are chopped. Run the food processor on high until all ingredients are incorporated and a sticky ball forms. Add up to 2 tablespoons water, if the mixture doesn’t come together after a minute.
  • Using heaping tablespoons, roll about 16 balls. Place on a sheet pan lined with parchment. Freeze to set - about 30 minutes.
  • Add the remaining cacao powder to a small bowl. To make the truffles, toss each one in the bowl until fully dusted with cacao.
  • Let truffles stand at room temperature to thaw before eating (about 15 minutes). Store extras in the freezer for a quick treat. 


You can try pecans, peanuts or walnuts in this recipe too.


Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 376mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg