These no-bake vegan chocolate hazelnut truffles have a decadent texture and rich, chocolate flavour are easy to prep in 10 minutes with 7 simple ingredients.

Easy, healthy, no-bake raw vegan hazelnut truffles on a white plate.

Love chocolate and hazelnut? You will love these no-bake hazelnut bites! You’ll need just a few ingredients to make them and they have the most delicious melt-in-your-mouth texture.

These delicious bites are perfect for gifting, holiday goodie trays or an everyday dessert.

If you love easy no-bake chocolate desserts, these Homemade Vegan Ferrero Rocher, Homemade Mounds Bars and Vegan Chocolate Ganache Tart are all wonderful too.

Recipe Features

  • Easy to make: Prep time is about 10 minutes, no baking or cooking required.
  • Chocolate + hazelnut: Who doesn’t love this classic combo?
  • Dietary needs: gluten-free, vegan, refined sugar-free.
  • Perfect for holidays or an everyday snack or dessert.
  • Made with just a 7 simple ingredients.

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients for making raw vegan hazelnut truffles.
  1. Hazelnuts. Hazelnuts are typically a bit more expensive than other nuts so I’d reserve these for a special treat. They’re perfect for the holidays! You can also make them with walnuts, almonds or pecans.
  2. Coconut oil. Coconut oil adds the decadent texture that’s firm but melts in your mouth. While I don’t usually use coconut oil in these types of recipes, this one really benefits from it.
  3. Raw cacao or cocoa powder. You can use raw cacao powder for the health benefits but regular cocoa powder will also do just fine.
  4. Unsweetened shredded coconut. The coconut adds a nice texture and goes really well with the hazelnuts and chocolate.
  5. Fresh, soft dates. You can use any kind of date as long as it’s nice and soft. An almost gooey texture is perfect. If you only have dry dates, you can soak them in hot water for 10 minutes before using.
  6. Pure maple syrup. I used just a bit of maple syrup to bring the sweetness up a bit. You can also use agave syrup or monk fruit sweetener.

This list is not complete. Please see the recipe card at the end of the post for the complete ingredient list with measurements and detailed instructions.

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. Start by adding the hazelnuts to a food processor and pulsing a few times to break down into a grainy flour. If there are some large pieces left behind that’s ok.

Blended hazelnuts, cocoa powder and dates in a food processor.

Step 2. Add the rest of the ingredients and process into a crumbly dough.

Raw dough in a food processfor for making vegan hazelnut truffles.

Step 3. Use your hands to roll the mixture into 12 balls. Try rolling the balls in shredded coconut or cocoa powder for an extra treat! Place the balls in the freezer for 1 hour to firm.

Chocolate raw vegan hazelnut truffles coated in coconut on a white plate.

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Raw Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

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  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan
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Description

These perfect little, raw and vegan truffles aren’t too sweet. They have a beautiful, nutty flavour and the texture is melt-in-your-mouth smooth with a little bit of crunch from the hazelnuts.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup hazelnuts (150 g)
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao or cocoa powder (60 g)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut (25 g)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla, optional
  • pinch of salt, optional
  • 1/2 cup tightly packed, soft, fresh pitted dates (125 g)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (20 g)
  • 1 tbsp melted coconut oil  (15 g)
  • crushed hazelnuts or coconut for rolling, optional

Instructions

  1. Place the hazelnuts in a high-speed blender or food processor and pulse a few times until they’re mostly broken down.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until it forms a dough you can press between your fingers.
  3. Press the dough into 12 balls.
  4. Roll in coconut or crushed hazelnuts, if desired.
  5. Place in freezer for at least 60 minutes to firm.

Notes

Storing: Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 10 days or freezer for up to 3 months.

Be sure to use soft, moist dates in this recipe. If your dates are dry or you’re unsure, soak them in hot water for 10-15 minutes then drain well before using.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 147
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13 g
  • Protein: 3 g