Gingerbread Truffles are delectable and addictive with perfect holiday flavours, no-one will know that these sweet and delicious treats are made out of dates, prunes and pecans. They are vegan and gluten-free.
(This recipe first appeared on Imagelicious on December 3, 2015)
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Imagelicious household. I put up my tree and decorated the house on December 1st. One of my cats loves sitting under the tree and keeps pretending to be a gift.
With all the decorations twinkling and holiday songs playing, I crave the flavours of ginger and nutmeg and clove and cinnamon. I make Gingerbread cheesecake almost every year. I indulge in Gingerbread waffles and Vegan Gingerbread Cake. I eat one or two or ten (who is counting?) Gingerbread cookies each December.
With all the indulgences of the season, sometimes it’s easy to forget about healthy and nutritious food. Instead, opting in to have all the delicious treats that go hand in hand with December. I always try to find some sort of a balance. If I have rich, cheesy, creamy, chocolaty (circle the correct option… I usually have to circle all of them) food one day, then I try to have something lighter, yet still delicious and satisfying the next day.
These little Gingerbread Truffles are a perfect treat during Holiday season: they are made with healthy dates, prunes, and pecans, sweetened with a touch of maple syrup and mixed with cocoa powder. Biting into one of these morsels feels like you are indulging in a pure Gingerbread chocolaty goodness. It’s sweet, it’s piquant from all the spices, it has a pronounced chocolate flavour. These truffles consist of wholesome and natural ingredients, and they are also vegan and gluten-free (added bonus), so why not have a couple?
Watch the video to see how easy these Gingerbread Truffles are to make. Don’t forget to turn the sound on!!
Gingerbread Truffles are delectable and addictive with perfect holiday flavours, no-one will know that these sweet and delicious treats are made out of dates, prunes and pecans. They are vegan and gluten-free - Imagelicious
- 1/2 cup Medjool dates, pitted, roughly chopped (about 5)
- 1/2 cup prunes, pitted, roughly chopped (about 6)
- 1/2 cup pecan halves
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder (more for rolling truffles - optional)
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup (or a bit more if needed)
Add the dates, prunes, pecans, and spices to the food processor. Pulse for about a minute or until the mixture is smooth.
Add the cocoa powder and pulse until it's incorporated.
Add the maple syrup to make the mixture pliable. You may need to add a touch more than 1 tablespoon if the mixture is too dry.
Take about one tablespoon of mixture at a time and roll into balls.
If using, roll in extra cocoa powder.
I always use gloves when rolling these truffles as otherwise it gets super messy.