The combination of Gingerbread and Chocolate is total bliss during the holiday season. These No Bake Gingerbread Chocolate Truffles make the perfect dessert or healthy snacks. They are Paleo, Vegan and Low Carb snack or dessert. The perfect balance of chocolate and ginger all in a bite-sized energy ball.
Smooth, chewy, and gooey, these vegan gingerbread truffles taste heavenly.
The spicy taste and earthy flavor of the ginger make every dessert feel warm and homey.
This time, I made vegan gingerbread chocolate truffles.
These are not just your regular fancy truffles. They have a perfect combination of ginger and chocolate, making the truffles the best of both worlds.
They are easy to make because they don’t need baking, They’re the perfect raw treats.
Are Gingerbread Truffles healthy?
When I hear the word chocolate truffles, a fancy chocolate-covered bite-sized ball comes to mind.
Though there are many kinds of truffles, they are commonly regarded as chocolate ganache covered balls rolled into cocoa or sugar.
These Chocolate Energy bites are truffle-like rolled balls that are healthy and have wholesome ingredients like raw cashews, coconut, dates, etc.
They are packed with protein, fats, and superfoods like cacao powder.
These gingerbread energy bites have a smooth truffle-like texture and fudgy chocolate taste and are perfect to be enjoyed as a guilt-free dessert.
On the other hand, it is healthy and checks the box for several diets like paleo, vegan, gluten-free, and can be made keto-friendly as well.
That’s why I always have a batch of no-bake energy bites in the freezer as pre-work snack or afternoon pick-me-up, like these No-bake Pumpkin spice Energy Balls and Pumpkin Spice Vegan Chocolate Truffle.
Ingredients you need to make these Gingerbread Truffles
Unlike the traditional chocolate truffles, this healthy version is free from heavy cream and sugar.
Cashew nuts make amazing vegan desserts.
Instead of heavy cream, this recipe uses cashew nuts that not only give a smooth and amazing creamy texture but also a nice nutty texture to it.
If you want a dairy-free and low-calorie frosting, then make this Vegan Cashew Cream Cheese Frosting.
Black Strap Molasses
These truffles have healthy unrefined blackstrap molasses instead of sugar so that you can enjoy them guilt-free.
Blackstrap molasses is not just a vegan alternative for regular sugar.
It is, in fact, good for your health. It is very good for your blood and bone health. So there is another reason to munch on these amazing truffles.
My favorite whole-food sweetener when it comes to no-bake dessert.
Cinnamon, ground ginger, all spice
Benefits of Ginger
Ginger is considered a superfood and health booster.
Because of the anti-inflammatory qualities, it is best for patients who have arthritis, diabetes, and obesity.
Its regular use helps maintain cholesterol and blood sugar levels, and even aids in fighting off germs to curing cough and cold.
How to spice up Gingerbread Chocolate Truffles
You can certainly roll these Gingerbread Truffle Balls in powdered sugar.
After all, it is Christmas time!
However, if you want to keep it paleo or keto compliant, here is a solution you can use as an alternative.
- Cacao Powder
- Coconut Flour
- Dark Chocolate
- Gingersnap Cookies
It has a powdered sugar snowy look, but it adds a coconut-y flavor rather than sweet. Even better? It is paleo and keto-friendly as well.
- Keto-Friendly Monk Fruit Sweetener
You can also try this homemade healthy powdered sugar recipe from talented Laura – Joy Food Sunshine.
I would love to see how the gingerbread chocolate truffles turn out for. You are sure going to love them. If you have some interesting tips to share to make these truffles more fun, do share them with me.
Other Holiday Recipes You may Love:
- 2 cups raw cashews (soaked)
- 1/4 cup blackstrap molasses
- 8 - 10 Medjool dates *
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup cacao powder
- A pinch of sea salt
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp allspice
Additional Ingredients for Rolling *
- coconut flour
- cacao powder
- coconut sugar
- melted Chocolate
- Soak raw cashews overnight with a pinch of salt (or soak in hot water for 2 hours). Drain and rinse.
- In a food processor, pulse together raw cashews, dates (pits removed) and molasses, until gooey and smooth.
- Add coconut flour, cacao powder, sea salt and gingerbread spices. Blend until dough-y.
- Chill in the fridge for an hour or freezer for 20 minutes (makes it easier for rolling)
Toppings for Gingerbread Truffles
- In a small bowl, mix cacao powder with 1/2 tablespoon coconut sugar, and/or separately mix coconut flour with 1/2 tablespoon coconut sugar. Or use powdered sugar
- In another bowl, melt about 3/4 cup dark chocolate of your choice and a scoop of nut butter (I used cashew butter). **
- Scoop dough into desired sized gingerbread truffle balls. Roll in cacao powder, coconut flour, powdered sugar, and/or dip in melted chocolate until fully covered. ***
- *For Keto Option, you can use Keto-friendly sweeteners
- ** Melting nut butter with chocolate will help reduce cracking once the chocolate conslidate.
- *** You can also roll in Keto-friendly sweeteners like monk fruit powder for a low carb option.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 146Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 5g
The Nutrition Fact Below is specific to the ingredients I chose to use for this recipe, which may vary.