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Raw Almond-Chocolate Truffles (with a Secret Ingredient!)

Try this simple recipe of raw almond-chocolate truffles ready in just 15 minutes! And they have a secret ingredient that gives them an absolutely delicious taste. Can you guess what it is?

I am simply in love with raw desserts! Every time I enjoy a raw vegan delicacy, I don’t feel guilty at all! Yes, I know they have a fairly high caloric content… but let’s be serious… does that really matter when you know you’re feeding your body with so many essential nutrients?

Raw Almond-Chocolate Truffles Healthy

I usually make raw truffles out of leftover almond pulp. They are so easy to prepare and they are incredibly tasty! This time, I decided to combine these raw truffles with almonds and a little carob, to get an appearance similar to chocolate truffles. And I added a secret ingredient…can you guess what it is? See below in the recipe. 🙂 It may seem like a strange combination, but I guarantee you that it is absolutely delicious!

Raw Almond Truffles

Raw truffles ingredients – nutritional benefits

  • Almonds:
    • Excellent source of healthy fats, including monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are beneficial for heart health.
    • Rich in vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that helps protect cells against oxidative stress.
    • They contain a significant amount of fiber, which supports digestive health and helps maintain the feeling of satiety.
  • Dates:
    • Excellent sources of natural energy due to the high content of carbohydrates and natural sugars.
    • Rich in fiber, which helps maintain the health of the digestive tract and regulate blood sugar levels.
    • They contain important vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin B6, potassium, magnesium and iron.
  • Carob:
    • The healthy alternative to chocolate, carob has a low fat content and does not contain caffeine or theobromine, which can be irritating for some people.
    • Rich in fiber, which helps maintain the health of the digestive tract and maintain the feeling of satiety.
    • It contains antioxidants such as polyphenols, which can help fight free radicals and protect cells against oxidative damage.
  • Grapes:
    • Rich source of antioxidants, including resveratrol, which may benefit heart and brain health.
    • High content of water and electrolytes, which makes it an excellent choice for hydration.
    • Rich in vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, vitamin K and potassium, which contribute to the optimal functioning of the body and to the strengthening of the immune system.
Raw Carob Almonds Bon Bons

Steps for making almond milk at home

Since for this recipe of raw truffles with almonds I used the remaining pulp from the almond milk prepared at home, here’s how you can get it too, in just a few simple steps:

  1. Soak raw almonds in water for 8-12 hours or overnight. This will help soften them and activate the enzymes.
  2. After soaking, rinse the almonds well under cold water to remove any residue.
  3. Put the almonds in a blender and add clean water in the ratio of 1:4 (one part almonds, four parts water).
  4. Mix at high speed for 1-2 minutes or until you get a smooth and milky consistency.
  5. Use a cheesecloth bag or a fine sieve to strain the almond milk into a clean container. Squeeze well to extract as much liquid as possible.
  6. Transfer the strained almond milk into a sealable container and store it in the refrigerator. It is kept for about 3-4 days.

Looking for more homemade milk recipes? Check out my oat milk recipe and rice milk recipe.

Raw Almond-Chocolate Truffles Bon Bons Vegan

How to use leftover almond pulp

  • Raw truffles: Use almond pulp as the base for these delicious truffles. Combine it with carob or cocoa, natural sweeteners such as honey or maple syrup, and other ingredients of your choice. Shape into balls and roll in coconut or cocoa powder for an attractive appearance.
  • Biscuits, cookies or granola: Mix almond pulp with oatmeal, seeds, natural sweeteners and spices to create cookies or granola. Bake them in the oven for a healthy and nutritious snack.
  • Bread or crackers: Add almond pulp to your favorite bread or cracker recipes to enrich them with fiber and nutrients.
  • Smoothies and soups: Add almond pulp to smoothies or creamy soups for a richer texture and a subtle almond flavor.

Raw Almond-Chocolate Truffles
This raw vegan almond-chocolate truffles recipe has a secret ingredient you'll love. Give it a try!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, European
Servings 15
Calories 14 kcal


  • 1 cup almond pulp leftover from making almond milk
  • 6 dates pitted
  • ½ tsp rum extract
  • 15 grapes this is the secret ingredient! You'll love how moist and juicy these truffles will be!
  • 3 tbsp carob powder


  • Add the following ingredients in the food processor: almond pulp, dates, rum extract, 1 tbsp carob powder.
  • Blend well until you get a smooth, sticky paste.
  • Add the mix in a medium bowl.
  • In a separate plate, add the remaining 2 tbsp of carob powder. You’ll use this as coating.
  • Start making the bonbons! Take 1 grape and cover it with the sticky paste. Roll it in your hands to form small, round balls. Coat the candy with carob powder and set aside. Repeat process.
  • See how simple it was? Just place them in the fridge or eat them right away! YUM!


Serving: 1truffleCalories: 14kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 0.2gFat: 0.03gSaturated Fat: 0.005gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.01gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.005gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 38mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 4IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword almonds, candy, carob powder, grapes, raw vegan, truffles
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Recipe Rating


Monday 18th of March 2024

Yummy and great idea with the grapes!


Wednesday 18th of July 2018

I loved the "secret ingredient"! Makes them so fresh and delicious. Keep up the good job! ;)

Ruxandra Micu

Monday 22nd of October 2018

Glad you liked the recipe! :)


Friday 25th of April 2014

Le-am incercat si eu acu vreo 2 luni. Doar ca eu am pus si ceva fulgi de ovaz si merisoare. Sunt geniale.


Friday 25th of April 2014

Ma bucur mult ca ti-au placut! Cu merisoare intradevar sunt delicioase! :)


Thursday 26th of September 2013


i would love to make those yumiii balls but i'm not sure, what that nuts pulp is?! can you help me? is this just shredded nuts? i have no clue.

thank you for answering and sharing your great recipes.



Thursday 26th of September 2013

Hi Valeria! I'm glad you like them. I used almonds pulp - you can make this by putting the almonds in your food processor and shred them. Hope this helps! ;)


Saturday 23rd of March 2013

Oooh I really want to make these but i haven't got into making milks yet - is there anything i could use instead of almond pulp?


Sunday 24th of March 2013

I think you can use any type of nuts pulp like coconut, cashews, macadamia, walnuts etc. anything you like :)