No Bake Healthy Chocolate Truffles!

2013-08-22
No bake truffle ingredientsNo Bake Truffles
  • Servings : 18
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 0m
  • Ready In : 25m

I decided to give my new food processor a run for its money last weekend by creating some delicious, no-bake, healthy truffles that taste like the famous Nakd Bars!

 

These no-bake bites are perfect to fix that ‘sweet craving’ or to fill the gap between meal/snack times and are really similar to the amazing Nakd Bars – to make this recipe into bars simply press the mixture in to a baking pan dish and slice rather than rolling into balls (scroll down for a pic!).

 

They are super easy to make and you can even freeze them too!

 

Ingredients

  • 150g (slightly heaped cup) pitted dates
  • 20g (3 tbsp) desiccated coconut*
  • 15g (2 tbsp) cocoa**
  • 20g (2 tbsp) mixed seeds/chopped nuts
  • 28g (2 tbsp) rolled oats***
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) coconut oil****
  • 5ml (1 tsp) vanilla essence
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) water
  • Optional - extra coconut for decoration

 

*Use unsweetened (the dates are sweet enough!)

**Can swap 1 tbsp of the cocoa for choc protein powder

***To make this recipe gluten free use gluten free oats.

****You can get coconut oil from Waitrose or Amazon.

 

Home Made Nakd Bar Bites

 

Method

Step 1

Add all of the ingredients to a food processor, minus the water and blend for 1-2 minutes

Step 2

Add the water and blend again until all of the ingredients begin to combine

Step 3

Using dampish hands/fingers scoop out a heaped tsp of the mixture, roll it into a ball shape (optional - roll in desiccated coconut) and place on to a grease proof paper or in a paper bun case on a flat removable surface e.g. a plate - repeat until all of the mixture is used up .. & try not to eat them as you do this ;)

Step 4

Pop your no-bake truffles into the fridge and allow them to 'chill' for 20-30 minutes before serving* or keep them in the fridge for later!

*Yes, taste testing the no bake truffles is allowed before chilling ;)

 

 

No Bake Cocoa Truffles

 

P.S I’ve also made a more simplified version of this recipe (below) by simply combining (in a food processor) equal amounts of dates, raisins & walnuts … Then (optional) adding extra almonds & peanut butter.. Blitzing, then rolling into balls in desiccated coconut & chilling as before!

no bake bites

 

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who sends me pictures of my recipes on Twitter & Facebook - here are a selection!!

No bake bites

No bake date bitesThis recipe skipped the coconut oil

healthy no bake truffles

By personal trainer Ollie Matthews from BodyCatchers.com

no bake truffles

No bake truffles

No bake truffles

No bake bites

No bake truffles

No Bake Truffles

No bake truffles

Home made nakd barsThe mixture was pressed into a baking dish & then sliced into bars like Nakd bars – genius!

Homemade nakd bars

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    46 Kcal
  • Carbs

    7.5g
  • Protein

    0.9g
  • Fat

    1.5g

Recipe Comments

Comments (12)

  1. posted by Lauren Bird on August 23, 2013

    Hi Nic, these looks delicious! Is there anything I could use instead of coconut oil incase I can’t get my hands on any this weekend? Thanks x

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on August 23, 2013

      Hi Lauren! I suppose you could skip it and add some honey/agave nectar to help bind the truffles? That should work! Do let me know :) x

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  2. posted by Heidi Dixon on August 25, 2013

    Love raw recipes Nic :-)

    Lauren, check out Tescos for coconut oil, our local branch stocks Groovyfoods organic virgin @ a bargain £6.99!

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  3. posted by Caroline St Clare on September 10, 2013

    I knew these were going to be popular in my house. So yummy and couldn’t be easier to make.

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on September 10, 2013

      Thank you so much! And I love your picci too – just about to upload it :) xx

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  4. posted by Janet on July 20, 2014

    Hi Nic, I made these today. They are so scrummy. I used Green & Blacks cocoa which is strongly flavoured but quite bitter so I found I did need to add 1tbs of agave nectar to the mix. I thought this worked well. I think these would be good healthy treats on occasions when chocolate seems to feature such as Easter and Christmas.

    I plan to take some into work tomorrow for my work colleagues to try.

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on July 20, 2014

      Ooh hope they like them too!! I love the sound of your baking day!! Hehe!! xx

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      • posted by Janet on July 21, 2014

        Hi Nic, I wanted to let you know that all my colleagues loved these, some said they tasted too nice to be good for you. I made sure to tell them all where I had found the recipe. Thank you for creating it.

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        • posted by Nics Nutrition on July 22, 2014

          Aw thank you so much! That really means a lot to me :) x

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  5. posted by Mimi on August 4, 2014

    Made them yesterday, they’re absolutely delicious! And they look so pretty! ;)
    Thanks for the recipe!

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