Easy to Make Chocolate Truffles


These easy to make plant-based Chocolate Truffles are the perfect addition to your Christmas table.

Whether for an afternoon tea/mulled wine session or simply dessert, even the most sceptical person in the room will want to enjoy them. 

I created the recipe during a private cheffing session and it’s been a favourite ever since! 

They’ve received Ollie’s seal of approval over and over again. 


Makes around 35-40 small truffles 

  • 170g dried apricots (can also use dates, raisins – I prefer the apricot flavour, and also can’t have dates)
  • 1 tablespoon date paste/honey 
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter/almond butter (if you’re out or don’t have them, use tahini instead)
  • 1 tablespoon tahini 
  • 60g cacao powder (click to order)
  • 4 opened cardamom pods (or 1/4 teaspoon powder)
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 pinch salt 
  • 75g melted cacao butter (Click to order)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (click to order)
  • 1 drop orange essential oil or 1 orange’s zest 


  1. Soak the apricots for 30 min in hot water. 
  2. Grate the cacao butter or chop finely and melt in a bowl over a double boiler. 
  3. Add the apricots to the blender and blend with as little liquid as possible (use the soaking one)
  4. Then add the honey, cardamom/vanilla, nut butter, tahini, cacao butter and cacao and mix together.
  5. If your blender is not strong enough, after blending the apricots transfer to a food processor and repeat step 4. 
  6. Transfer the mix to a bowl and pop in the freezer for minimum 30 minutes. 
  7. Use a teaspoon to form truffles and roll them in between your palms.
  8. Use any toppings you may have to decorate them by placing them in a small teacup and rolling the truffles in them. I used coconut flakes, cacao, sesame (white and black), freeze-dried raspberry powder, chlorella and bee pollen.
  9. Once done place in the fridge and serve when needed. 
  10. Happy Christmas! xx 
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Hi there! I’m Denisa, Health Coach and Raw Chef

As a Health Coach and Plant Based Chef my passion is helping busy people to live healthier, happier lives. Food is so much more than fuel. Food is an experience. It's passion, energy, memory, connection, and plays a big role in the healing of our minds and our bodies. On this website, you can find recipes and lifestyle tips and explore different ways of healing through food and I'll be there for you every step along the way, as your coach and mentor to guide you back to better health.



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