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Vegan Chocolate Maca Truffles


If you have a sweet tooth and love Nutella, you don’t want to miss out on these delicious truffles! Made with vegan Nutella and coconut-based ingredients, these truffles are dairy-free, oil-free, and vegan! Another bonus to these truffles is Maca powder, a great energy booster. So you can think of these truffles as a chocolatey but healthy snack that will both energize you and take care of your sweet tooth.

The Truth About Maca Root


Grown in the high altitudes of Peruvian mountains, the maca plant has become a popular add-in to many plant-based recipes. Maca’s earthy taste, along with its various medicinal benefits, provides extra flavor and nutrients to any meal. Read about the variety of Maca roots to pick the best maca option for you!




Is Maca Root Healthy?


Maca root is famous for its positive effects on individuals’ energy levels. However, some benefits vary for men and women.


Maca Root Benefits

  • Highly nutritious
  • Boosts sports performance and energy
  • Improves learning and memory


What Can I Mix Maca Powder With?


Maca root has an earthy and nutty flavor, so you can incorporate it into many creamy foods to highlight its natural taste. Desserts and smoothies are two common foods that people mix maca with.

Maca root will often come in a powder form; the amount of maca powder that you mix into your meals depends on your personal preference.

If you prefer not to use maca powder, maca root also comes in liquid extract form and capsules.




Can I Eat Chocolate On A Vegan Diet?


To all the chocolate-loving vegans, the answer is yes! You can eat chocolate on a plant-based diet, depending on the type of chocolate that you purchase.

Chocolate is originally from the cacao plant. However, sometimes milk is added to cacao mixtures to create the popular chocolate flavors you see at stores. Vegan chocolate is a more pure form of cacao with fewer added ingredients and no animal-based products.


Are Chocolate Truffles Vegan?


Chocolate truffles are usually made with animal-based dairies such as cream and butter. However, these delicious desserts can be easily replicated with plant-based alternatives and ingredients!

Look for coconut-based alternatives, as the thickness of coconut products are great substitutes for animal-based creams. There are also plenty of plant-based kinds of milk (ex: soy, oat, cashew) that you can use to replace dairy milk.


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Vegan Chocolate Maca Truffles

Vegan Chocolate Maca Truffles

Yield: 10-12
prep time: 1 H 30 M - 1 H 45 M cook time: 0 total time: 1 H 30 M - 1 H 45 M


  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 tablespoon maca powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon xylitol (you can replace with coconut sugar or your favorite alternative)
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream
  • 2 tablespoons vegan Nutella
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla


How to Make Vegan Chocolate Maca Truffles

  1. Blend almond meal and desiccated coconut in a high-speed blender to make sure they are both pretty mealy.
  2. Pour the mixture into a mixing bowl and add all other ingredients. Mix with a spoon until well combined.
  3. Place the mixture in the freezer to set.
  4. While in the freezer, you can prepare some chocolate sauce for coating by mixing about 3 tablespoons of melted coconut oil, 1/2 tablespoon of your favorite sweetener, and 1 tablespoon of cacao. Mix well and set aside.
  5. Take the mixture from the freezer and make some balls with the palms of your hands. Use a spoon to cover them with the chocolate sauce and place them on a plate or baking paper.
  6. Place in the refrigerator for about one hour and finish by sprinkling some cinnamon powder and/or coconut sugar on top.
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