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.
They are super easy to make and you can even freeze them too!
No Bake Healthy Chocolate Truffles
- 150g (slightly heaped cup) pitted dates
- 20g (3 tbsp) unsweetened 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
- Add all of the ingredients to a food processor, minus the water and blend for 1-2 minutes
- Add the water and blend again until all of the ingredients begin to combine
- 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!
- Pop your 18 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!
*Can swap 1tbsp of the cocoa for choc protein powder
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 1.5 g
Total Carbohydrates 7.5 g
Protein 1 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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!
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
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
Love raw recipes Nic 🙂
Lauren, check out Tescos for coconut oil, our local branch stocks Groovyfoods organic virgin @ a bargain £6.99!
Yes mine too! Thanks Heidi 🙂 x
I knew these were going to be popular in my house. So yummy and couldn’t be easier to make.
Thank you so much! And I love your picci too – just about to upload it 🙂 xx
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.
Ooh hope they like them too!! I love the sound of your baking day!! Hehe!! xx
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.
Aw thank you so much! That really means a lot to me 🙂 x
Made them yesterday, they’re absolutely delicious! And they look so pretty! 😉
Thanks for the recipe!
Aw thank you! SO glad you like them!