These Clean Eating Pumpkin Truffles are really easy to make and a great recipe for your children to help with…mine love to roll anything into a ball shape, especially a healthy snack! I particularly like them because they don’t have to go in the freezer, only in the refrigerator just long enough to firm up. This means they can be prepared in a matter of minutes with only a food processor.
Clean Eating Pumpkin Truffles [Vegan]
For the filling
- 1 cup organic cashew butter
- 6 organic Medjool dates (pitted)
- 1/2 cup organic pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup organic coconut flour
- 2 tablespoons organic coconut oil (melted/liquid)
- 1 teaspoon organic vanilla bean powder
- 1/4 teaspoon organic ground nutmeg
- 2 pinches organic ground clove
For the chocolate topping
- 1/2 cup organic raw cacao powder
- 1/4 cup organic coconut oil (melted/liquid)
- 3 tablespoons organic maple syrup
Prepare the Filling:
- Add the cashew butter and dates (pitted) to a food processor and blend until creamy and smooth.
- Add the remaining ingredients for the filling (pumpkin puree, coconut flour, coconut oil, vanilla bean powder, ground nutmeg, ground clove) and blend until everything is well combined.
- Adjust the spices to your preference and add a small amount of coconut flour, if needed, for them to be firm enough to roll into a ball.
- Take out a spoonful at a time and roll into a ball shape then place them onto a cookie sheet.
- Put in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes, or until they firm up.
Prepare the Chocolate Topping:
- Add all the ingredients for the chocolate topping (cacao powder, maple syrup and MELTED coconut oil) to a small bowl and stir by hand until creamy and smooth.
- Add the truffles (individually or a couple at a time) to the bowl with chocolate topping and gently toss until the entire truffle is covered with chocolate.
- Put the chocolate covered truffles onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and return to the refrigerator for 15 - 30 minutes, or until the chocolate has hardened.
- Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve because they will get soft and lose their shape if left out at room temperature.