Vegan Chocolate Truffles

Wahhh, I dropped the ball last week. Life has been throwing me a few curveballs lately and I just couldn’t get my shiz together to get a post up. Boo. I can’t promise things will change for this next month because…. We are MOVING! Woot woot!

My hubby and I bought a new place and it’s just about finished being built. It’s been a fun and intense process but I am SO SO SO excited for my brand new KITCH! Picture white subway tiles, white bright cupboards, light quarts, stainless steel… gas range… reclaimed hardwood flooring…industrial lighting… ummm yep, I’m drooling too.

I seriously. Can’t. Wait.

So bare with me this next month, and I promise in June it’s back to more regular yummy recipe posts!

Ok. So, what do I have for you today? Some delicious and incredibly simple chocolate “truffles” that I made for my sisters baby shower last weekend!

Remember these from last Christmas?

They were so good, and so easy to whip up, I figured I’d make a little variation on the recipe to bring to the shower!

My lovely little food processor… which has almost kicked-the-can (it’s cracked in like 8 places), did the job to make these yummy truffles.

Almonds, dates, cocoa powder… lots of cocoa powder… oats, some chocolate hemp protein from my fave North Coast Naturals, and almond milk. That’s it folks!

Don’t have protein powder hanging around or prefer to go without? No prob!

These are just as yummy with only cocoa powder too. But I like to BALANCE things out – you all know that 🙂 so, protein added for me!

There were my little chocolate truffles among some amazingly yummy eats at the baby shower. Isn’t that little rabbit cupcake display so cute?!

Oh, and here is my gorgeous sister with her package of incredible cuteness, Claire, I can hardly contain myself, she’s so darn sweet!

I confess…BABY FEVER has arrived. I want one.

…but, I have someone who is kind of important to convince…Yep, the Hubby.

We’ll get there. Sooner or later!

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Vegan Chocolate "Truffles" & a Baby Shower!
Prep time
Total time
Serves: 30
  1. In a food processor combine the almonds, oats, protein powder (if using), and 3 tablespoons of the cocoa powder.
  2. Process for 30 seconds.
  3. Add in the dates, and process for 1-2 minutes, slowly pouring the almond milk into the top opening.
  4. The mixture will begin to clump together.
  5. Using a tablespoon measure, scoop out the mixture and with wet hands, roll into a ball and place on a baking sheet covered in parchment.
  6. Do this with all the batter. You should make around 30 balls.
  7. Sprinkle the remaining 1 tablespoon cocoa powder on the baking sheet and roll the balls around in the cocoa powder to lightly coat - you may want to use more cocoa powder or less, it's up to you!
  8. Place the balls in the freezer for 1 hour to firm up.
  9. Enjoy!
Nutritional Information
Serving size: 1 ball Calories: 83 kcal Fat: 3g Carbohydrates: 13g Sugar: 6g Protein: 4g


Have a wonderful rest of the week everyone!


Nutritionist in the Kitch

Author: Christal Sczebel

Christal is the creator of Nutrition in the Kitch. She's a Certified Nutritional Consultant, twice published author, gluten and dairy free recipe developer, food photographer, speaker, wife, and mama. Christal loves good food, all things wellness, and loves to travel. Her wellness philosophy is centred around balance and sustainable health, life's way too short for boring diets and restriction!

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  • Hello from Chamonix Mont Blanc, France ! We made these today to perk up a rainy afternoon in the mountains and they were an instant smash hit in our family. Thanks Christal ! I’ve only recently discovered your website and am looking forward to trying many more of your recipes…

  • I made these this past weekend and sent some to work with my fiancé and the guys at work all loved them and asked for the recipe for their wives to make them so I sent them the link (:
    These are seriously so good and filling. Perfect for chocolate cravings!

  • I saw the picture of these on your new business website and couldn’t resist looking for the recipe. They look delicious! I’m going to try making them today.
    I’m assuming the oats are old-fashioned and not the quick-cooking kind.
    Hopefully that’s right. We’ll see how they turn out!
    Thank you for all your posts. They’re all so healthy and tasty.

    • Hey Toni! You really could use either versions of the oats and they would turn out! 🙂

  • Ah Christal this post made me smiiiiile 😀
    Loving the updates, and I am so excited for your big move! Are you moving far away? As for me, I’ve taken tomorrow off, because I’m actually moving too! It’s only down the road a little bit, but my room has nevertheless currently been transformed into a fort of cardboard boxes, in true Friends style, hah 😛
    I love date marbles, and made a batch of cocoa ones myself for a pot-luck birthday I attended, and they were a hit! I had made some without cocoa (just dates and nuts = awesome!) a day or two previously, and figured that this’d be perfect. I also brought along some dhal, as I’d heard rumour of vegetarians attending, so both my treats were vegan – just in case 🙂 “Truffles!” a friend of mine shouted when she saw them, and she said it was such a lovely little treat 😀
    Your sister is a doll, and her little one is SO cute! All the best with the big move, and let us know how it goes. Cannot wait for more tasty inspirations! xx

    • Hey Julie! Nope we are staying the same city just moving into a new home! Haha yep, lots of cardboard boxes for sure! Thanks so much for the well wishes! 🙂