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Chocolate Orange Truffles ~ Raw Vegan Recipe

Chocolate Orange Truffles may be the best dessert ever. These are so easy to make and they smell heavenly.

Chocolate Orange Truffles Vegan Plant Based Recipe

This is an updated version of a previous post and I SO need to make these. Lately, I’ve been using raw cocoa butter with some orange essential oil in it as an all over, natural moisturizer. It’s the same smell as these and the best ever. Ahhh … warm, chocolatey, orange.

Chocolate Orange Truffles Vegan Plant Based Recipe

Chocolate Orange Truffles Vegan Plant Based Recipe

This is making me feel nostalgic for art making tonight … something I’ve just gotten back to.

My recipe for this super simple treat appeared in edition 13 of Pasticcio Quartz, a small, independent art zine published quarterly by Angela Cartwright and Sarah Fishburn.

Lots of you will recognize Angela from Lost in Space, The Sound of Music, etc. What you may not know is she’s now an artist and she and Sarah create the most wonderful art books together. One of my favorites is, In This House: A Collection of Altered Art Imagery and Collage Techniques.

Sarah and Angela’s books are published by Quarry Books, which also published my book, Easy Affordable Raw. <— which you can get here!

How about a round of “It’s a small world, after all … ”  Copies of Pasticcio Quartz !3 are still available HERE … I hear a Pasticcio 16 is in the works, as well.

Chocolate Orange Truffles Vegan Plant Based Recipe
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Chocolate Orange Truffles

Delicious, no added sugar, chocolate and orange truffle or energy ball made with dates, nuts, and chocolate! 

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 24 truffles
Calories 110 kcal


  • 2 cups almonds
  • 2 cups dates pitted and chopped
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • pinch salt
  • cocoa powder for rolling


  1. In a food processor fitted with an “S” blade, process the almonds until finely ground. This takes about a minute.
  2. Add in the pitted and chopped dates, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, orange extract, and just a pinch of salt.

  3. Process again until the mixture begins to clump together.
  4. Using a tablespoon, scoop out even sized balls, and roll between hands to shape.
  5. For the final finish, roll each truffle lightly in cocoa powder.
  6. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Makes about 24 truffles.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Orange Truffles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 110
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

XO Lisa

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Sunfood Junkies
8 years ago

Lisa, these look awesome! I love chocolate and orange together. Must put on the "to make" list!! 🙂

Vitamins for Skin
10 years ago

These look great I love orange and chocolate, I wonder if they would taste good with maca?

10 years ago

I made a recipes similar to this last week! So good 🙂

10 years ago

I made these truffles and they were soooo good! My kids, who turn their nose up at everything, ate them all. I will be making more! Thanks

10 years ago

Your nutritional information is in grams, why not your ingredients? Would be easier for your faithful followers in Europe 🙂

10 years ago

Im making theese!

10 years ago

These look yummy!! 🙂

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