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Chocolate Truffle Bliss Balls (Vegan Gluten-Free)

These Chocolate Truffle Bliss Balls are deliciously indulgent, rich and chocolatey yet they’re made with 6 healthy ingredients that are vegan and gluten-free. They are delicious as a festive gift or year-round snack.

I love edible gifts, they are the best kind and after cookies and granola, chocolate truffles are a great choice. I love my rich chocolatey ones that melt in your mouth and wanted these ones to be just as moreish but made with some good-for-your ingredients. Pop these in petit four cases, wrap them up with a ribbon and you will make someone very happy.

Chocolate Truffle Bliss Balls on a metal tray
Chocolate Truffle Bliss Balls

What are these Chocolate Truffle Bliss Balls like?

These bliss balls are delicious, and I highly recommend you trying them. They are:

  • Rich, chocolatey and indulgent
  • Melt-in-your-mouth texture
  • Easy to make in 20 minutes
  • Come together in the blender
  • Fudgy and delicious
  • Made from vegan, gluten-free wholefoods
  • Fun to decorate
  • Great to gift

Whether you are looking for a fancy but fuss-free gift this year or want to make a healthy snack to have, these Chocolate Truffle Bliss Balls are for you. Skip ahead to the recipe card or read on for some ingredient suggestions and explanations.

Half eaten Chocolate Truffle Bliss Balls
Chocolate Truffle Bliss Balls

What ingredients go into these bliss balls?

These are pretty wholesome and chocolatey:

  • Medjool dates: these little dates are the reason these truffles are so tender and jammy. Medjool dates are best as the texture is the softest but ay dried dates will also work, just rehydrate them in boiling water first, as below.
  • Almond butter: I love the flavour of the almond butter with the cacao but you can also use cashew or another nut butter. Or, to make these nut-free, use a seed butter like tahini or sunflower seed butter. It is best if it is smooth and runny.
  • Vanilla essence: for the flavour.
  • Oat flour: this keeps the truffles wholesome and packed with fibre, too. Blitz your oats to a fine flour texture at home and keep in a glass jar for 2-3 months. Use gluten-free certified oats where needed.
  • Cacao powder: for the rich chocolate flavour. You can use cacao or cocoa powder, make sure they are 100% cocoa/cacao without added sugars for the most intense chocolate flavour.
  • Salt: to bring out all the flavours.
  • Dark chocolate: or you can use any chocolate to go on top of the Chocolate Truffle Bliss Balls. I like dark chocolate the best to keep the truffles rich.
  • Decorations: I chose a selection of decorations to go on top of these truffles. I love adding crushed candy canes, sprinkles, chia seeds, cacao nibs and flaky salt, too.

Are these truffles gluten-free and nut-free?

These Chocolate Truffle Bliss Balls are easily gluten-free if you use gluten-free oats and to make the balls nut-free, opt for a seed butter like sunflower seed or tahini instead of the almond butter.

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Chocolate Truffle Bliss Balls

How long will these last for?

These are a great recipe to make ahead of time as they will keep for 1 week or more in a sealed container in the fridge and they taste just as great as when you made them.

I love these truffles, what other no-bake snacks can I make?

I hope you will love these rich and chocolatey balls and if you are looking for other no-bake sweets, how about my:

Chocolate Truffle Bliss Balls (Vegan Gluten-Free)

  • Servings: 10
  • Difficulty: easy
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These Chocolate Truffle Bliss Balls are deliciously indulgent, rich and chocolatey yet they’re made with 6 healthy ingredients that are vegan and gluten-free. They are delicious as a festive gift or year-round snack.

Ingredients

  • 160g medjool dates, pitted weight
  • 50g almond butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 50g oat flour
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 40g dark chocolate, melted
  • Crushed candy canes
  • Sprinkles
  • Chia seeds
  • Cacao nibs
  • Flaky salt

Directions

  1. Soak the dates in boiling water for 10 minutes then drain. Add them to a blender with the almond butter and vanilla and blend until smooth.
  2. Add in the oat flour, cacao powder and salt and blend to a chunky, sticky mix.
  3. Divide into 10 pieces, roll into balls and place on a lined tray. Chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  4. Melt the chocolate and prepare the decorations.
  5. Dip each chocolate truffle bliss ball into the melted chocolate, place back on a tray and decorate with your chosen toppings. Chill in the fridge for 10 minutes.
  6. To gift these truffles, place them in mini cupcake cases. They will keep for 1 week in the fridge.
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Chocolate Truffle Bliss Balls

I look forward to hearing what you think of these Chocolate Truffle Bliss Balls so please let me know in the comments below. If you do make them, I would love to see so please tag me in your truffles, I’m @nourishing.amy on Instagram and use the hashtag #nourishingamy. I’m also on TwitterFacebook and Pinterest  – please say hello!

With chocolate bliss ball love x

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