Raw Chocolate-Ginger Truffles Recipe

Last Update: September 28, 2022

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a batch of lightened up truffles. Raw cacao powder gives the candies a rich, dark chocolate flavor, while spicy candied ginger and zesty orange add some brightness. Pop one whenever you need a pick-me-up—and feel good about your choice, knowing they’re vegan and refined sugar–free.

Raw Chocolate-Ginger Truffles

Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes


15 pitted Medjool dates
1/4 cup candied ginger
1 cup raw cacao powder, divided
1/3 cup shredded coconut
Zest of 1/2 small orange
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon maple syrup


Combine dates, ginger, 1/2 cup cacao powder, coconut, orange zest, salt, and maple syrup in bowl of food processor fitted with blade attachment and process until smooth.

Place remaining 1/2 cup cacao powder in a shallow bowl. Roll ginger-date mixture into 1-inch balls, then roll the truffles in cacao powder. Store, covered, in a cool dry place. 

Photo credit: Paul Delmont

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Merce Muse

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