The combination of Gingerbread and Chocolate is total bliss during the holiday season. These Gingerbread Chocolate Truffles make the perfect Paleo, Vegan and Keto-friendly snack or dessert. They are smooth, gooey and taste heavenly. The perfect balance of chocolate and ginger all in a bite-sized energy ball.
If you know me, you also know how much I love Gingerbread everything lately, like my Gingerbread Cookies and Gingerbread Cake. The spicy taste and earthy flavor of the ginger makes 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.
Making Energy Bites Chocolate Truffles
When you hear “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 nuts, coconut, seeds, dates, etc. They are packed with protein, fats, and superfoods like cacao powder.
Try one of my other favorite fall snacks: No-bake Pumpkin spice Energy Balls.
These healthy gingerbread energy bites are not only healthy and diet-friendly, but also have a smooth truffle-like texture and fudgy chocolate taste.
You may also like these chocolate covered pumpkin truffles: Give this Pumpkin Spice Vegan Chocolate Truffle.
The Healthier Ingredients you Need to make these Gingerbread Truffles
Unlike the traditional gingerbread chocolate truffles, this vegan version is free from heavy cream and sugar. 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.
Cashew nuts make amazing vegan desserts. If you want a dairy-free and low-calorie frosting, then make this Vegan Cashew Cream Cheese Frosting.
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.
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 Serve These Gingerbread Chocolate Truffles
You can certainly roll these Gingerbread Truffle Balls in powdered sugar. Afterall, 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
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
Lastly, I can’t wait for you to try it! You can use “tried it” on Pinterest or share it on Instagram by tagging #shuangyseats. 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.
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- 2 cups raw cashews
- 1/4 cup blackstrap molasses
- 6 - 8 Medjool dates *
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup cacao powder
- A pinch of sea salt
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp clove
Additional Ingredients for Rolling
- 1/3 cup coconut flour
- 1/3 cup cacao powder
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar
- 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)
- In a small bowl, mix cacao powder with 1/2 tablespoon coconut sugar. In a separate bowl, mix coconut flour with 1/2 tablespoon coconut sugar. Or use powdered sugar.
- Scoop dough into desired sized gingerbread truffle balls. Roll in cacao powder, or coconut flour. **
1. *For Keto Option, you can use Keto-friendly sweeteners
2. ** You can use powdered sugar for the traditional sweetener. You can also roll in Keto-friendly sweeteners like monk fruit powder.
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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.