Made with date caramel, cocoa powder, and almonds. The easiest and healthiest way to make a decadent chocolate treat.
Happy ♥ day is six days away. If you’re like me, you have nothing planned. Yet.
If you’re a planner, your Valentine’s Day is ready and set to go. However, may I suggest a slight deviation in plans? Instead of buying an expensive box of truffles that most likely contain preservatives and milk products, make your own 5 Ingredient Vegan Turtle Truffles (Raw & Gluten-Free).
Why make instead of buy? Because:
- Making homemade truffles is fun.
- They’re easy to make.
- They taste amazing.
- They’re so much healthier than anything you can buy because you control the ingredients.
- It shows that special someone that you care so much about him or her, because you took the time out of your busy day to make a decadent treat that’s as delicious as it is healthy.
- They go great with coffee or champagne so you can eat them for breakfast and as a dessert at night.
- They’re a great source of energy, you could even eat a few before working out.
Okay, I know that these don’t look like the traditional turtle candy that you’re used to seeing. That’s fine, because these are truffles. And truffles are little balls of flavor that are more refined than the big blob of chocolate covered caramel and nuts that make up the turtle.
However, the taste is very much like a turtle. It’s made with the outrageously good date caramel that I told you about on Friday. Click here to check it out. And of course, they have a lot of chocolate and almonds to give them a nutty and crunchy texture. Everything that a turtle has in a delicate little ball of yum.
My 5 ingredient vegan turtle truffles are neighbor and husband tested and approved. Like everything I share on this blog, it has to get two thumbs up from my husband and friends. I took a box of them over to my neighbor’s house and asked her and her daughter to try them. They LOVED them. They couldn’t stop raving about them and gave them an A+.
And, as advertised, there are only five ingredients in this simple and easy to make recipe. Date caramel, cocoa powder, almonds (you can use any nut you like), vegan chocolate chips, and sea salt. If you don’t want to cover the truffles with melted chocolate chips you don’t have to, they’re fantastic on their own. The melted chocolate and sprinkle of sea salt is the icing on the cake, so you can make these your own and leave the topping off if you want. Or do what I do, cover half of the batch in chocolate and leave half naked.
To make your Valentine ’s Day even sweeter, check out our vegan chocolate mousse recipe that was featured in my friend Ricki’s wonderful roundup, 50+ Sugar-Free Chocolate Treats (+ A Few Carob!) for Your Sweetie.
If you’re looking for a great muffin recipe for Valentine’s Day, or any day, take a look at my friend Sina’s muffin roundup, 25 Incredibly Delicious Vegan Muffins. She was kind enough to include my blueberry corn muffins. If you haven’t tried those you must, they’re soooo good!
What are you doing for Valentine’s Day?
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Have you ever made your own truffles?
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