3 Vegan Chocolate Truffle Recipes: Coconut, Cranberry and Maca

Who said vegan holiday baking can’t be just as fun and adventurous?! Make these easy vegan protein truffles and customize anyway you like. We offer three ways to customize and please the whole family, but the options are endless!

Ingredients (Makes 12 truffles)


  • 1 cup of whole nuts (cashews, walnuts, etc., your choice)
  • 1 cup medjool dates (pitted)
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground vanilla bean or vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup chocolate protein powder (like Vega One Chocolate)

Toppings (optional)

  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 Tbsp Vega Maca powder plus 1/2 tsp cinnamon (combined)
  • 1 cup dried cranberries, chopped small



  1. Grind nuts in a food processor, until fine
  2. Add dates and blend until smooth (scraping sides of the food processor into middle as needed)
  3. Add remaining ingredients and blend until combined
  4. Roll mixture into balls


  1. Lay topping out on a piece of parchment paper or cutting board.
  2. Roll the balls in the desired topping before chilling. If you chose cranberries, push them into the ball as you roll to ensure even distribution
  3. Serve chilled (from the fridge — not the freezer).
  4. Store in an air-tight container in the freezer and transfer to the fridge 1 to 2 hours before serving.

Bridgette Leeson

A Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN), Certified Raw Foods Chef and Vega Educator, Bridgette is passionate about making food fun and accessible. She believes what we eat has a huge impact on how we feel and whole heartedly supports a holistic approach to nutrition. Experimenting in the kitchen, sharing new recipes and enjoying new culinary experiences with friends is what she’s all about. Fun fact: Bridgette is always seeking out fun ways to stay active - trying out everything from circus school to testing out her indoor cycling teacher abilities!

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