Vegan Chestnut Chocolate Truffles – Super simple, delicious, decadent and easy homemade Christmas truffles made with chestnuts, cocoa powder, vanilla and dark chocolate. These are SO good with a cup of coffee or tea!
What are chestnuts?
Chestnuts are hard-skinned nuts that are very popular in Europe, USA , Asia and middle eastren counties. Chestnuts are also called Marroni, Marrons, Kestane, Castañas, Kastanien, Châtaignes and Castagne in Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Turkey, Italy and other European countries. Roasted marroni or chestnuts are a very popular European street food in the winters. We buy the warm roasted chestnuts from the street vendors here in Europe. The raw chestnuts can be roasted or cooked to use in many dishes such as hummus, cakes, cookies and soups. Read more about them here
What are chestnut chocolate truffles?
Chestnut chocolate truffles are healthy, easy and delicious sweet bites made with cooked chestnuts, chocolate, cocoa powder and dates. Chocolate truffles are traditionally made with chocolate and cream but here I made them with the healthier ingredients.
It is a super simple and quick recipe if you have cooked chestnuts in hands.
I have used cooked chestnuts in this recipe but you can also use freshly roasted chestnuts or packaged chestnuts.
Are these vegan?
Yes! these truffles are vegan-friendly!
How many days can you keep it?
If you store it properly in the refrigerator, it stays well for 3-4 days. If you want to store them for a longer period, freeze them!
These healthy truffles are perfect to make during Christmas and holiday season. They can be a great edible gift.
You can also serve them as a sweet snack with a cup of coffee or tea.
Roll the truffles in your favorite toppings to make them more attractive and delicious. I have rolled them in cocoa powder and desiccated coconut. Here are a few more topping ideas.
Step by step instructions:
If you are using frozen chestnuts, thaw them first.
Add the measured chestnuts to a blender jar or food processor.
Add soft dates, dark chocolate or chocolate chips, vanilla, cocoa powder and salt.
Grind everything together until it is soft and smooth.
Transfer it to a bowl.
Divide the mixture into small round balls.
Roll each ball in cocoa powder or desiccated coconut.
If you are looking for more Christmas recipes then check the below recipes
Few more Christmas recipes:
- Fruitcake Cookies
- Italian Sesame Cookies
- Snowball Cookies
- Chocolate Chestnut Spread
- Nutella Sandwich Cookies
- Chocolate Raspberry Jam
- Cherry Almond Cake
- Cherry Turnovers
Vegan chocolate chestnut truffles recipe video:
Healthy Chestnut Chocolate Truffles
- 1 cup Cooked Chestnuts
- 15 Dates
- 3 tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 2 tbsp Dark Chocolate / Chocolate Chips
- ¼ tsp Cinnamon Powder
- A Pinch of Salt
- ¼ tsp Vanilla Essence
- Combine all the ingredients in a blender or food processor.
- Blend everything until soft.
- Make small round balls out of it and roll them in cocoa powder.