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Vegan Desserts: How To Make Valentine’s Day Chocolate Truffles

There is nothing better than spending the day making Valentine’s Day treats with your loved ones (especially little ones, if you’re a lucky mommy)! This Valentine’s Day, give these healthy chocolate truffles a try. This is a really great recipe for those who opt for vegan desserts as they are absolutely delicious. Not only is this dessert plant-based, but it’s also raw, gluten free, grain free, and even refined sugar free. Ohh ya! You’ll feel good about eating them and neither you nor your loved ones will feel wired and out of control from all the processed sugar found in typical unhealthy desserts.

Below is our recipe for healthy Valentine’s Day chocolate truffles, which you can easily print out for your kitchen endeavors!  When you roll these little balls in toppings, get creative and use a variety of ingredients like chopped pistachios, goji berries, cacao powder, rose petals, bee pollen, cinnamon, coconut sugar, and orange zest … mmmmm! Happy V-day!

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Vegan Desserts: How To Make Valentine’s Day Chocolate Truffles

Make vegan desserts on Valentine’s Day like our healthy chocolate truffles! Recipe below…

Don’t break your diet with sugar-filled sweets on Valentine’s Day!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of raw organic almond butter
  • 1/2 cup of melted coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons of raw cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon of maca
(leave out if making with children)
  • 1/2 cup of coconut sugar
or xylitol
  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Celtic salt
  • Toppings ( choose pistachios, goji berries, cacao powder, rose petals, bee pollen, cinnamon and coconut sugar, and/or orange zest)

Instructions

  1. In your blender mix almond butter, cacao powder, coconut sugar, maple syrup (optional), vanilla, maca, and salt. Once well combined add in the melted coconut slowly. Blend.
  2. Add the mixture to a bowl and refrigerate for 2 hours or over night.
  3. Use an ice cream scoop to dish out even-sized balls. Roll with your hands and then toss in your favorite topping. Use chopped pistachios, goji berries, cacao powder, rose petals, bee pollen, cinnamon and coconut sugar, and orange zest.
  4. Once you’ve made your delicious vegan desserts, keep them cool if not serving.

Editor’s Note: these healthy chocolate truffles are not only a great substitution for ordinary truffles packed with processed sugar and butter on Valentine’s Day, but also serve as a replacement vegan desserts any day of the year! There are so many wonderful, tasty dessert options to choose from, and most of the recipes are easier than you’d expect! It’s never too late to choose a healthy lifestyle.

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About The Author

Summer Sanders has long had a passion for holistic health, fresh foods, and fitness. She trained at the Matthew Kenney Academy and eventually took a job with the school as a raw food instructor in Santa Monica. She now runs a whole food cleansing and health consulting company called Radiantly Raw Lifestyles. She is a certified personal trainer, weight management coach, prenatal exercise coach, and fitness nutrition specialist with National Academy of Sports Medicine. Summer has just finished her first raw food lifestyle book that is due out Mid 2014 with Vegan Heritage Press. You can find her on Instagram @RawFoodLove

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