Cocoa Truffles Recipe

If you’ve put off making your Halloween candy run, check out my list of vegan supermarket candy and cookies (and prepare yourself for the coming zombie invasion while you’re at it). But if you’re already sick of the junky sweet stuff, but still want to indulge in something yummy for Halloween, try these Chocolate Salty Balls* Cocoa Truffles. They’re chocolatey, but not overly sweet. Plus they’re easy to make and super-duper nutritious!


Vegan, No-Bake Cocoa Truffles 

1/2 cup chopped Almonds

one 15-oz can Black Beans, drained

2/3 cup canned mashed Pumpkin

1/3 cup chopped Cranberries

1/2 cup toasted Wheat Germ

1/4 cup ground Flaxseed

1/2 cup unsweetened Cocoa powder

8 – 12 packets Stevia-blend powder packets (8 for less sweet, 12 for more sweet)

2 tsp Vanilla extract

*optional- pinch of Sea Salt

Mix all ingredients, except almonds, by hand or in a food processor (Mixture will be too thick for a regular blender.) Blend until uniform. Roll into balls. Roll balls in almonds. Chill. Store in refrigerator up to 3 days, or in freezer up to 1 month.


While you’re chilling your balls, check out my entry in my “Crypt Dwellers” flash fiction challenge– if you dare (inspired by a true story)!




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  1. Ohmigod, I’m rolling on the floor! Speechless… just speechless. 😀

    • Huh? Oh you mean you’re rolling on the floor thanks to Mr. Hayes? He’s been known to induce, er . . floor rolls. 😉

  2. Wow these sound awesome! We make truffles all the time and are now being asked for Vegan, maybe give these a try!! – Sinfully Sweet!

    • I hope you like them! 🙂 Though for “sinfully sweet” I would add a few more stevia-blend packets. 8 – 12 packets gives just a *hint* of sweetness. I recommend you taste the mixture and adjust before rolling it into balls.

  3. Ohmigod yum!! I’m have to try these, my mouth is watering looking at your picture! Also your list of vegan candy makes me jealous, we’re much more limited in the UK 😦

    Jessica P xo
    My Latest Blog Post: “You’re Vegan? But what do you EAT??!”

    • Yes, these truffles have a perplexing chocolate-nutrient combination. And when I can’t find any vegan candy, I head for the dried fruit section. 🙂

  4. A Tablespoon of Liz

     /  October 27, 2011

    These look so good! I’ve never seen truffles with black beans in them.

    • The beans take on the cocoa flavor. 🙂 Had I not made these myself, I wouldn’t have guessed they had beans in them.

  5. Oooh, that sounds delicious. I second Liz; never had truffles with beans, but it makes sense that it can work. 🙂


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