Vegan Chocolate Truffles by Ali Larter

Vegan Truffle Balls w/ Paleo Option

Today’s recipe comes to you via Ali Larter, author of a new and upcoming book, Kitchen Revelry. Many of you may know her in a completely different capacity: actress extraordinaire!  My favorite roll of her was in the now gone drama, Heroes.  Her new book will be available on September 10th and is all about entertaining with food through the seasons.  While she does not have an allergy focus, she is whole-foods based and many of her recipes would work for those with restrictions.

In this yummy looking truffle recipe, I would play with pecans as base,  and either use honey or the dates as as a sweetener.  These little gems would make a perfect lunchbox snack for those back-to-school kiddos, and all within a few minutes of time!

Ali Larter

I’ve been a Domestic Diva (and Tessa) fan for years. It’s one of the few sites I bookmark to check a couple times each week, and I’ve tried many of the recipes (especially when it’s time for me to eat well and get in shape).

This particular recipe is a dessert that’s both healthy and decadent…I love a treat that has next to no guilt involved. I always have these on hand –they freeze really well – for my son Teddy, or when I have a chocolate craving that just won’t go away.

You would never believe that these are raw vegan truffles because they are so heavenly and rich (shhh, it can be our secret).

Skip the butter and satiate your chocolate cravings. – Ali

Vegan Chocolate Truffles By Ali Larter
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup almonds
  • ½ cup raw cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons plus extra raw coconut butter
  • ¼ cup agave nectar or 6 pitted dates
  • Pinch sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Place almonds in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until coarsely chopped. Add remaining ingredients and pulse until mixed thoroughly.
  2. Shape mixture into one-inch balls and place in a single layer in a shallow container. Freeze for 30 minutes or until firm.
  3. Keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks (they’ll never last that long!) or freeze in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to a month.
  4. Before freezing, roll truffles in shredded coconut, crushed nuts, goji berries or cacao powder (basically anything yummy). Pig out!

This post was shared with Back 2 School Link Up, Mostly Homemade Monday, Natural Living Monday, Make Your Own Monday, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, Tasteful Tuesday, Hearth & SoulGF Wednesday, Waste Not Want Not Wednesday,Tuesdays Greens, Traditional Tuesdays, GF Tuesday, Whole Foods Wednesday, Real Foods Wednesday, Healthy 2Day Wednesday, Frugal Days Sustainable Ways, Wildcrafting Wednesday, Pennywise Platter, Thank Your Body, Simple Lives, Tasty Traditions. Wellness Weekend, Whole Foods Friday, Healthy Vegan Fridays, Simple Meals Friday,

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When her third child was born with severe food allergies, Tessa took to the kitchen to figure out how to feed her family well. Always up for a culinary challenge, their journey has taken many twists and turns! Lots of Paleo, and lots of top 8 free. Good food for families, that's what she's about!

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7 comments on “Vegan Chocolate Truffles by Ali Larter
  1. Amber says:

    Oh wow, how exciting, Tessa!!! And what a delicious recipe!!!

  2. Julie Moore says:

    Thanks for linking this up to my Back-To-School link-up! It looks like a wonderful treat for a job well done or to share with a classroom for any number of reasons. :)

  3. These do sound heavenly! It’s wonderful when something this tasty is good for you too. Great guest post, Ali, I look forward to your book! Thank you for sharing this post with us at the Hearth and Soul hop, Tessa :-)

  4. Becky says:

    These sound like a great treat! Thanks for sharing on Tuesday Greens!

  5. These look wonderful, and I love truffles! Thanks so much to you and Ali for sharing, Tessa. I’ve pinned it :)

  6. ANYTHING with chocolate is amazing! Thanks for sharing with Wildcrafting Wednesday!

  7. Tessa, I can always pick out your recipes! I love what you make and share with us at Healthy 2Day Wednesdays. Once again, I am featuring you as my top 3 picks! Congrats! Blessings, Carrie- Young Living Oil Lady

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