Vruffles / by Delme Thomas

Vegan Truffles (Vruffles) . These. Are. DELISH. If you're looking for healthy snacks that taste naughty, these are so good! I found this recipe last year on the YouTube from Nadia's Healthy Kitchen. The link to the video is here: https://youtu.be/vst55OXB9fo

I am a big fan of making homemade nut milk, but had so much pulp leftover i wasn't sure what to do with it. I'd tried making crackers (they were terrible), I'd tried putting them in a low oven for hours and hours to dry them to make almond flour (...it was terrible) and then Nadia came and saved me! These are perfect, and means there is no waste from making nut milk which I LOVE.

Now. Yes, I know this isn't strictly baking. But I did stand next to the oven when I made them, so...y'know.

For these lovely little balls you will need:

  • 1 cup of nut pulp (I use a 200g bag of almonds to make almond milk, and use all of the pulp in this recipe, whether that is in fact a cup or not), 1 cup of medjool dates, 2 tbsp nut butter, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 ts vanilla paste/extract, 1/4 cup nuts and 1/4 cup cacao nibs.
  • Put the pulp and dates in a food processor, and blitz until combined - Add the nut butter, salt and vanilla and blitz until sticky and mouldable - Add the nuts and cacao nibs and blitz briefly just to chop the nuts and combine everything together - Make golf-ball sized balls with the mix, and roll in the flavour of your choice: I used cinnamon (obviously), cacao nibs and chopped cashews.

Once you've rolled them, put them in an airtight container and stick them in the fridge. Wait for a few hours before eating them, as they're better firmer.

If you need a healthy, sweet kick or a boost of energy, these are the balls for you! x