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Chocolate Mint Truffles (They're Vegan, Too!)

Deb Gleason
December 4, 2013
Deb Gleason
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December 4, 2013

The nice thing about these truffles is that instead of using whipping cream, milk chocolate, and oils, I used real whole foods from plants. The end result speaks for itself—stellar chocolate mint satisfaction.

Enjoy these at your next party!

Chocolate Mint Truffles

  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1/4 cup raw walnuts
  • 8 Medjool dates (the big soft kind—make sure to remove the pits)
  • 3 TBSP hemp seeds
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 TBSP water

Place all of the ingredients into a food processor or high-speed blender and process until you achieve desired texture (from smooth to slightly chunky).

If using a high-speed blender, start blending the nuts for about 20 seconds before adding the remaining ingredients. You may have to stop a few times and scrape down the sides.

Once well combined, place the truffle mix in a large bowl and use wet hands to create a large sticky ball of the mixture. (If you used a food processor, you may have to add one more tablespoon of water as you use your hands to make the mixture stick back together.)

Using approx 2 TBSP of the mixture at a time roll the truffle mixture between your hands until you have a nice small ball formed. Roll the truffles in the following to coat:

  • 1/4 cup crushed candy canes (try to find canes without high fructose corn syrup in your health food store)
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
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Gleason is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Founder of When not empowering people to take control of their own health through their diet she is busy creating new recipes and following her dogs around in beautiful spaces. As a former Homicide Detective she now knows that cheeseburgers are more deadly than guns. She's chosen to dedicate her life to helping people secure their health through a clean and powerful diet as they lighten up their impact on the planet and the animals we all share it with.