Raw Vegan Strawberry Creme Chocolate Truffles

Raw-Vegan-Strawberry-Creme-Chocolate-TrufflesGet ready because the strawberry recipes will start showing up all over Pinterest and your favorite blogs very soon…it’s strawberry season!

This Raw Vegan Strawberry Creme Chocolate Truffle recipe won the prize to be my first strawberry recipe this year.

I bought my first flat of strawberries of the season from our Farmer’s Market at noon on Saturday and by dinner time on Sunday, the entire flat was gone…except 4 containers.

However, I was able to sneak one container from two strawberry obsessed little boys to make this recipe!

They’re super easy to make using basic ingredients you probably already have on hand.

 

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5 Fast Facts About Strawberries:

  • loaded with antioxidants
  • contains anti-inflammatory benefits
  • contains 21% manganese
  • helps fight cancer
  • excellent source of vitamin C

5 Fast Facts About Coconut Oil:

  • super high in lauric acid
  • rich in antioxidants
  • contains natural microbial and antibacterial agents
  • can help improve metabolism
  • helps to improve cholesterol

5 Fast Facts About Maple Syrup:

  • high in manganese and zinc
  • contains high levels of antioxidants
  • helps with inflammation
  • 1/4 cup contains more calcium than the same amount of milk
  • 1/4 cup contains more potassium than a banana

5 Fast Facts About Raw Cacao:

  • contains over 300 different compounds including protein, calcium, copper, zinc and iron
  • super high in antioxidants
  • contains essential fats
  • can help to decrease blood pressure
  • contains 4 different neurotransmitters that help improve mood and positive outlook

5 Fast Facts About Cashews:

  • packed with dietary fiber
  • rich in “heart friendly” monosaturated fatty acids
  • rich source of minerals
  • high in magnesium and copper
  • high in antioxidants

5 Fast Facts About Pink Himalayan Salt:

  • contains 84 minerals
  • unrefined, unprocessed, raw
  • promotes stable pH balance in cells
  • controls water levels in the body
  • aids digestion and facilitates better nutrient absorption

 

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Tip #1:  If you want them to be “pretty”, after you pour the bottom layer of chocolate, put them in the freezer for about 10 – 15 minutes or until the chocolate hardens.  Then pour the strawberry creme center on top and put it back in the freezer for 10 – 15 minutes or until it hardens and then pour the top layer of chocolate and return them to the freezer for another 10 – 15 minutes.

Or, if you don’t care how they look (like mine), you can just do everything in one step – pour bottom layer of chocolate, put a dollop of strawberry creme center (it will sink to the bottom and show through like mine above) and then the final layer of chocolate and put them in the freezer only once for 15 – 20 minutes or until they harden.

Tip #2:  I didn’t add any sweetener to the creme filling because I don’t like my desserts too sweet and the strawberries already have a sweetness to them.  I showed 1 – 2 tablespoons of sweetener to the recipe, but just adjust it to your taste.

Tip #3:  I didn’t have chocolate candy molds to make these (which would have been really cute) so I just used an ice cube tray and they worked perfectly.  I liked that they were bite sized too which is good for portion control.

 

Raw Vegan Strawberry Creme Chocolate Truffles

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Ingredients

For the chocolate

  • 1 cup organic coconut oil (melted/liquid)
  • 1/2 cup organic raw cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup organic maple syrup

For the creme filling

  • 1/2 cup organic cashew butter
  • 1 1/2 cup organic strawberries (fresh or thawed)
  • 1/2 cup organic coconut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pink himalayan salt
  • 1 - 2 tablespoon organic maple syrup
  • 1/2 organic lemon (freshly squeezed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon organic vanilla extract

Directions

Step 1 Add all the ingredients for the creme filling in a food processor and process until smooth and creamy.

Put all the ingredients for the chocolate topping in a medium sized bowl and stir until well combined.

Using a chocolate mold or ice cube tray, spoon a tablespoon of chocolate topping into each mold.

Add a tablespoon of the creme filling on top of the bottom chocolate layer (see Tip #1 below for another option).

Add another tablespoon of chocolate topping on top of the creme filling (see Tip #1 below for another option).

Put in the freezer for approximately 20 - 30 minutes or until hardened (see Tip #1 below for another option).

Remove and leave out on the counter for a few minutes before removing from the mold/ice cube tray and eating.

Keep in freezer until you are ready to eat because they will soften at room temperature.

Enjoy!
Step 2 Tip #1: If you want them to be "pretty" without the strawberry creme showing through the bottom and have a solid chocolate appearance on the exterior, follow these instructions:

After you pour the bottom layer of chocolate, put them in the freezer for about 10 - 15 minutes or until the chocolate hardens.

Then pour the strawberry creme center on top and put it back in the freezer for 10 - 15 minutes or until it hardens.

Then pour the top layer of chocolate and return them to the freezer for another 10 - 15 minutes.

Note

Recipe source:  http://www.damyhealth.com/2013/02/strawberry-cream-stuffed-chocolate-truffles/

 


 

 

 

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12 comments to Raw Vegan Strawberry Creme Chocolate Truffles

  • These look amazing! Awesome treat for kids too…

    • Karielyn

      Hi Tabatha..Thanks! Yes, just make sure they get them in their little mouths before they start to melt or there will be a big mess lol! :)

  • Jamie

    Ok, now I just made these and they are amazing too!!!! My daughter is 26 months and has never had any sweets of any kind other than her two bday cakes which i made myself. I’m actually dreading watching her eat a candy bar which is pretty much inevitable at some point. It’s encouraging to know I can make her treats like these in hopes of training her taste buds to like the healthy homemade stuff. Thank you so much for the recipe!

    • Karielyn

      Hi Jamie! I’m so glad you tried the recipe and liked it!

      I did the exact same thing with my oldest son! He did not eat anything with refined/processed sugar until he was 3 years old, and then only sparingly on special occasions. Now, I make all their snacks and treats at home myself so I have control over the ingredients. I don’t deprive them of “sweet treats”, I just make healthier, homemade versions with quality ingredients.

      And, the natural sweeteners (raw honey, maple syrup, dates) have health benefits when eaten in moderation.

      For me, I was a huge sugar addict before changing my eating habits and since I’ve eliminated processed sugars from my diet, I cannot stand anything too sweet anymore.

      It’s amazing once you get that toxic processed sugar out of your system how your body actually rejects it (or at least in my case).

      Even better, starting our children off right so they don’t have the cravings and have to break the sugar addiction later in life.

      I applaud you for starting your daughter off healthy…snaps for Jamie! ;)

  • Leah

    If you use cocoa butter instead of coconut oil it sets well when cooled and doesn’t melt. I also used raw vegan chocolate to make cute heart shaped chocolates in moulds. So pretty!

    • Karielyn

      Hi Leah! Wow..I sure didn’t know that about the coconut butter. I actually have some but have always used the coconut oil out of habit.

      I saw all the cute chocolate molds they have at Amazon and have a couple picked out on my wish list to buy the next time I place an order.

      The heart ones would be really cute with the strawberry center!

      Thanks for the info and for stopping by ;)

  • Aimee

    These sound really good but I’m allergic to nuts. Could you reccomend anything I can use in place of the cashew butter?

    • Karielyn

      Hi there Aimee! I’ve never tried this before, but I’m thinking some sunbutter (sunflower seed butter) might work. It has a mild/neutral flavor like the cashew butter and just about the same consistency.

      I hope that works out and you are able to enjoy them because they are a nice treat to enjoy ;)

  • Robin

    These are so decadent! Yum! Super easy to make as well. I cut the filling recipe in half and made 1/3 of the chocolate sauce. Came out with 15 gorgeous truffles (used the step-by-step freezer method). I love that these are so natural and easy to portion since they’re already bite sized and are kept in the freezer.
    Do you think other fruits would work the same as the strawberries? I have frozen mango that is calling my name!

    Can’t wait to share these with my parents! I’m a 19 year old vegan gal. They’re going to be blown away.

    • Karielyn

      Hi there Robin! I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed the truffles!

      Yes..I would ~definitely~ try other fruits and love the idea of using mango. There are so many different possibilities!

      I also love to share healthy vegan foods with traditional food eaters to show them there are lots of yummy foods to make that are healthy and made with clean ingredients.

      And, I’ve got lots of other goodies on my site you might like too.

      Thanks for trying out the recipe and letting me know you liked it, I really appreciate it ;)

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