No Bake Truffles - Coconut, Gingerbread, Chocolate, Candy Cane. glutenfree vegan recipe

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Happy 2013!
Lets start up with these simple Truffle bites. How is 2013 shaping up for everyone? Ours started up sunny after rain almost all days of December.
What would you like see more of on the blog in 2013??

I am trying to come up with some sort of schedule to keep me motivated. Else things just slip by:)
Maybe like Sandwich Mondays, Pizza Fridays, Spicy Wednesdays or other ideas?

Left to Right: Candy Cane Truffles, Gingerbread Truffles.

Of course we know which ones were gobbled up first:) 

I did an all time reader fave round up recently, so decided not to post the Top posts from 2012 post. Most of the all time faves are from 2012:).
You can find the round up with home made Doritos Spice mix, Naans(regular and glutenfree), Pizzas, Banana quick bread bar and more here. 

Top to bottom rows: Candy cane, Gingerbread, Coconut, Cocoa

Almond Date Truffles with Shredded Coconut, Gingerbread Spice, Chocolate, crushed Candy cane.
Adapted from The Vegan Chickpea
Allergy Information: Gluten, Dairy, Egg, Corn, Soy, refined Sugar free.

Ingredients: Makes 6-7 truffles of each.
Truffle Base:
About 1 cup Raw almonds
3/4 cup dates(12-15)
Maple syrup or almond milk as needed

1/4 cup + 1/4 cup Shredded Coconut

Gingerbread spice (1/2 teaspoon ginger powder, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, clove powders, pinch of all spice).

1/4 cup Cocoa powder

Candy Cane:
1/4 cup crushed Candy cane

Blend the almonds till finely ground. Some of flour will become buttery.(I did this in my Blendtec. You can also use a food processor)
Add pitted dates and pulse until well combined.
Remove the mixture and divide into 4 parts.

Add 1/4 cup shredded coconut to one part. Mix it well. Add a teaspoon or so Maple syrup or non dairy milk to help bring the mixture together and make balls.
Roll the balls in the 1/4 cup coconut to coat.

Add the Gingerbread spices to the another part, mix well, then roll into balls. Add molasses if needed to help the mixture hold as balls.

Add cocoa powder to another part. Mix well, (add mini chocolate chips or cacao nibs if you like). Form balls. Roll in more cocoa powder if needed.

Add 2 Tablespoons crushed Candy cane to another part. Mix well. Add maple syrup or non dairy milk to help form balls. Roll the balls in crushed candy cane.

Store in airtight container in refrigerator if keeping for 1-2 weeks.

Vegan News this week.
  • Celebrities going Vegan, including James Cameron who said “It’s not a requirement to eat animals, we just choose to do it, so it becomes a moral choice and one that is having a huge impact on the planet, using up resources and destroying the biosphere.”  Vegan weddings/engagements.. Natalie Portman, Anne hathaway. NASA going vegan for the mission to Mars.. and so much more for plant based living in 2012! Read the article here.
  • Israel will no longer allow the import & marketing of products that were tested on animals. Here's to more countries making compassionate laws in 2013. how awesome is that!
  • A new Vegan Cooking show on The cooking Channel this year. First episode airs on Jan 6th. Details here.
  • From Athletes, fitness, health, to all you needed to know about Veganism(Main Street Vegan), 
    to amazing Journalism (Death At Seaworld), 
    to Kentucky-born-childhood-cancer-survivor-amputee-TV-producer-undercover-investigator-turned-farmed-animal-sanctuary-founder's Passionate Fight for Farm Animals. The books to read in 2013!
Here's to more awareness, less cruelty, and happier life for all living beings in 2013. 


  1. Happy New Year Richa! pizza on fridays is very common at our place.. I would love to try out new recipes..
    these truffles are very nice.. coconut is my fav..

  2. These look awesome!! So many good winter flavors.

  3. These look delicious! I never would have thought of putting candy canes in there!!

  4. Love those ginger bread truffles !!!!! Makes me feel warm! !!!

  5. Looks yum and well explained...

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  6. Happy New Year, Richa! :)

    I'd gobble up the gingerbread truffles first, closely followed by the chocolate ones. :D

  7. Hello there and Happy 2013!
    These look fabulous Richa! ;)

    I would also like to invite you to my Potluck Party - it's featuring The Best of 2012 Recipes this week ;) Hope you can make it!
    ps. there will be voting set in place for this one ;)

    1. Thanks Ella. The past week was really busy. i will drop by next week for sure!

  8. i love these truffles, richa! the gingerbread ones look especially delicious ;) and i love how you also added candy cane!

    1. i finished the gingerbread ones and hubbs finished the candy cane:)

  9. Chocolate, then peppermint, then gingerbread... But I'd eat every one of them. I love the veg awareness going on, maybe the world is changing! Thanks for being a part of it. xx

    1. I know right.. so many things happenening.. i hope everything keeps moving in that direction

  10. I swiped the gingerbread. I'm the only one at the party right...Happy New Year Ricah. How 'bout truffle Thursdays?

    1. ha! i dont know how i will come up with 50 odd truffles for each thursday:)

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  12. These truffles all look so good! I've had no bake gingerbread truffles on my list of thing that I must make for about a month and I still haven't gotten around to it. I'll have to do it now that I see how wonderful they look!

    1. Thanks. you should make them. they are so delicious:)

  13. All of the truffles look fabulous! I've never made truffles, but this looks like a great intro. What a fast and healthy dessert!

    1. Thanks Cadry. Hope you make some! the rolling part is the only tedious part. i make some protein ones for hubbs for snacking at work!

  14. These look so delicious- I don't know that I would be able to share any!

    I love your news updates from this past week! Being out of town, I didn't pay any attention to the news so it's nice to get a great catch-up session! Thank you!

    1. we ended up eating al from this batch too:)


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