Truffles are delicious little balls of goodness and the perfect one-bite wonders. They are usually very luxurious, chocolaty, and nutty, and just having one is almost impossible. They are called truffles as they resemble the true fungi truffles that are found underground.

These sweet truffles, however, make great after-dinner treats, and wrapping up a tin full of them makes a lovely and welcomed gift. You don’t have to stick to the traditional chocolate ganache recipe. As often is the case with vegan cooking and baking, you can get creative and conjure up your own delightful versions in the kitchen.

Have a look at these OGP imaginative truffle-inspired recipes for divine sweets that you can serve at your holiday party, give as beautiful homemade gifts, or just have all to yourself!

1. Whiskey Truffles With Almond Praline

Whiskey Truffles With Almond Praline

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These seem like the ideal holiday treat.  Luxurious and delicious, these Whiskey Truffles With Almond Praline by Clémence Moulaert require only five ingredients. This recipe makes twenty truffles—just enough to share.

2. Healthy Toasted Coconut Almond Truffles

Healthy Toasted Coconut Almond Truffles

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It is hard to believe that these Healthy Toasted Coconut Almond Truffles by Taavi Moore are good for you.  They taste indulgent, fudgy, and a little naughty but are filled with good, clean ingredients.  Dates, coconut, dark chocolate, and almonds combine to make a delicious bite.

3. Homemade Bounty Candy Bars

Homemade Bounty Candy Bars

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Five ingredients and you can make these truffle-like mini Homemade Bounty Candy Bars by Lera Krasovskaya.  Cashews are a little secret ingredient that makes these treats a protein-rich snack, too.  Enjoy them with a hot cup of coffee or chocolate.

4. Chocolate Chai Truffles

Chocolate Chai Truffles

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These look like little snowballs and would be perfect for a winter holiday party.  These Chocolate Chai Truffles by Crissy Cavanaugh are packed with all of those familiar chai tea spices, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.  Enjoy it as a cozy treat on a chilly afternoon.

5. Vegan Ferrero Rocher Truffles

Vegan Ferrero Rocher Truffles

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Hooray!  Here we have a recipe for Vegan Ferrero Rocher Truffles.  Ferrero Rocher is the ultimate in luxurious confection.  These vegan versions have all the flavors you remember from the hazelnut cream to the crispy outside wafer.

6. Raspberry Linzer Mousse Cakes

Raspberry Linzer Mousse Cakes

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So, these aren’t exactly truffles, but these Raspberry Linzer Mousse Cakes by Gretchen Price make it onto the list for being stunning and bit-sized, just like a truffle.  This recipe is quite involved, but, wow, will you impress your guests at your holiday party with these wonders.

7. 5-Ingredient Ginger, Coconut, and Dark Chocolate Truffles

5-Ingredient Ginger, Coconut, and Dark Chocolate Truffles

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These 5-Ingredient Ginger, Coconut, and Dark Chocolate Truffles by Rachel Clarke scream indulgence and the holidays.  These little balls of joy are filled with ginger cookies, coconut, and maple syrup and are covered in dark chocolate.  You might need to make a double batch.

8. Chocolate Caramel Truffles

Chocolate Caramel Truffles

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These Chocolate Caramel Truffles by Holly Bertone are rich and yummy yet are filled with good whole-food ingredients that almost make them healthy!  Dates and chocolate chips join forces to make these bite-sized heavenly treats.

9. Salted Caramel Chocolate Truffles

Salted Caramel Chocolate Truffles

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Take caramel truffles one step further with these Salted Caramel Chocolate Truffles by Ciarra Siller.  Combine dates, peanut butter, and coconut oil for the caramel, and then cover the truffles in dark chocolate and a sprinkling of salt for that perfect sweet and salty combo.

10. Easy Cocoa Date Truffles

Easy Cocoa Date Truffles

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Dates appear again in these Easy Cocoa Date Truffles by Maggie Wescott.  Flavor these cocoa truffles with any essence you like.  You can make them fit for the holidays with some peppermint, or keep things fruity with some raspberry or orange extract.  Decorate your truffles with some sea salt, chopped nut, or both!

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