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Vegan Chocolate Truffles

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Written by Abby

Rich, decadent vegan chocolate truffles made with simple, wholesome ingredients and naturally sweetened with dates. No one will know they're paleo, vegan, and refined sugar-free. 
We gotta brag for a second...we really nailed this one. Rich, decadent, and indulgent, these Vegan Chocolate Truffles will take you right to nirvana--all thanks to our Cocoa Date Syrup ๐Ÿ˜ A decadent, vegan chocolate syrup that will remind you of the classic Hersey's syrup. The ingredients? Organic medjool dates, organic cocoa, water, sea salt. Yea, it's pretty amazing ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

Truffles are made with a chocolate ganache filling, which is made up of chocolate and cream, but we're switching a few things up to make these vegan, paleo, refined sugar-free, and 100% delicious ๐Ÿ‘… All you need are a few simple ingredients to make a batch of these fudgy truffles.  

Chocolate Truffles 

The two star ingredients here are Joolies Cocoa Date Syrup and Joi Almond Nutbase. You might be wondering, isn't that just like almond butter? Nope! This is an almond nutbase, with one ingredient: blanched California almonds. Blanched almonds have had the skin removed, which affects the flavor and aesthetic. By removing the skins, the almonds will have a less bitter and dry feeling, which makes it the perfect base for our truffles. You can check out our friends on social @addjoi ๐Ÿ˜Š

Chocolate Truffles

Why these truffles are so great

If the photos don't speak for themselves...there are a few more reasons why.
  • Contain no refined sugar, but are naturally sweetened with Joolies date syrup.
  • With the holiday's coming up, they make a perfect gift or addition to your holiday spread. 
  • Give you indulgence without the sugar hangover.
  • Easy to make! You don't have to be a baker or cook to nail this one๐Ÿ˜‰

Chocolate Truffles

Ingredients you'll need:

    1. Coconut Milk
      • It's important to get the full-fat version to get the creaminess we all love. Be sure to use the cream and water when adding to the saucepan. 
    2. Joolies Cocoa Date Syrup
    3. Dark Chocolate Chips
    4. Joi Almond Nutbase
      • This serves as part of the base to our truffles without an overbearing almond flavor and helps create the fudgy texture.   
    5. Coconut Oil 
    6. Cocoa Powder
    7. Cacao Nibs + Flakey Sea Salt
      • These are just the cherry on top for a little extra something! Sprinkles would also be a fun topping.

Chocolate Truffles

 If you make this decadent dessert, be sure to tag us on Instagram and Pinterest so we can see all your date-able date recipe recreations! And you can always comment below!  

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Vegan Chocolate Truffles

Vegan, Paleo, Refined sugar-free

  • prep time: 10 minutes
  • chill  time: 30 minutes
  • total time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12
Fudge Filling
  • 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup Joolies Cocoa Date Syrup
  • 1/2 cup Joi Almond Nutbase
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • optional: cacao nibs and flakey sea salt for topping. 
  1. In a small saucepan, combine chocolate chips, coconut milk, coconut oil, and cocoa powder over low heat. Continually stir the pan until the mixture is smooth, then remove from heat. 
  2.  Add in almond nutbase, date syrup, and vanilla and mix until well combined. Pop the mixture into the fridge for 20 minutes.
  3. Grab a baking sheet and line with parchment paper. Roll mixture into balls (if mixture becomes too sticky, coat your hands with cocoa powder and then roll). Pop back in the fridge for 10 minutes.
  4. In a small glass measuring cup, add in chocolate chips and coconut oil and place in microwave for 30 seconds, then remove and stir until evenly combined. 
  5. Dip each truffle into the chocolate coating with a spoon and place back on the baking sheet. Then top with cacao nibs and sea salt. Repeat for all truffles.

Store in air-tight container in fridge.