Healthy Matcha Truffles are the perfect holiday dessert recipe! They are vegan, paleo, gluten & dairy-free with NO refined sugar but no one would ever guess they're made with good-for-you ingredients! #vegan #paleo #glutenfree #dairyfree #christmas #matcha #truffles #recipe #vitamix

Happy almost Thanksgiving! Agh I can’t believe that the big day is just 48 hours from now! I will be starting all of our Turkey Day preparations this afternoon! {Follow along on my Instagram Stories}!

Today I’m kind of “jumping over” Thanksgiving, and I’m sharing these Healthy Matcha Truffles with you!  They are great all year round, but they’re green centers give them the perfect Christmas flare!

I know, I know, I get annoyed with people pretending Thanksgiving doesn’t exist and skipping right from Halloween to Christmas. But hear me out. I figured that if you’re anything like me, your Turkey day to-make list is already set in stone. All your groceries are probably already purchased {because going to the store the day before Thanksgiving is something to be avoided at all costs}. And you’re not looking for any new recipes on Thanksgiving…this year.

Healthy Matcha Truffles are the perfect holiday dessert recipe! They are vegan, paleo, gluten & dairy-free with NO refined sugar but no one would ever guess they're made with good-for-you ingredients! #vegan #paleo #glutenfree #dairyfree #christmas #matcha #truffles #recipe #vitamix

BUT even though it’s important to enjoy Thanksgiving, if you’re like me {again} then the day after November 23rd, Christmas will arrive in full force. Yep there’s nothing I love more than decking the halls on black Friday {because again, you will not find me shopping}.

We put up our tree, fire up the Christmas candles, and play Christmas music non-stop from now until December 25th. And last, but certainly not least, it initiates Christmas baking season!

These Healthy Matcha Truffles are the perfect healthy treat to make for family and friends this Christmas season! They are vegan & paleo with NO refined sugar, but no one would ever guess they’re made with good-for-you ingredients! The creamy centers are melt-in-your-mouth delicious and naturally dyed green with matcha powder!

Healthy Matcha Truffles are the perfect holiday dessert recipe! They are vegan, paleo, gluten & dairy-free with NO refined sugar but no one would ever guess they're made with good-for-you ingredients! #vegan #paleo #glutenfree #dairyfree #christmas #matcha #truffles #recipe #vitamix

Healthy Matcha Truffles: Method

There are two ways to make this recipe. 1) in the Vitamix and 2) on the stovetop.

In the VitamixI prefer to make this recipe in the Vitamix {are you surprised?!} for two reasons. First, if you choose the second option you will need to use cashew butter instead of whole cashews. I personally always have cashews on hand, but cashew butter is pricey and harder to find. Second, I love how easy it is to just dump the ingredients in the container and let the blender work it’s magic. There’s no need to melt the cocoa butter (as long as you have grated it) because the Vitamix even does that for you!

On the stovetop. If you do not have a high-powered blender like the Vitamix, then I suggest making this recipe on the stovetop. You will need to use 1/4 cup cashew butter instead of the whole cashews. Simply add all the ingredients to a saucepan and whisk until combined. Then refrigerate overnight.

A note about coconut cream: You can either use the solid portion of a can of coconut cream or full-fat coconut milk in this recipe. Do NOT use the liquid. Instead, save it to use in other recipes or to make a yummy smoothie!

Form the truffles. I used a truffle mold, but tried rolling a few by hand and it worked well {although was definitely messier}!

Freeze before dipping. After the truffles are formed, toss them in the freezer while you prepare the chocolate coating. This will ensure that they don’t melt as you coat them!

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Healthy Matcha Truffles: Substitutions 

I have only made this recipe as written. I believe that the cashews {or cashew butter} are key to it’s absolutely creamy texture and irresistible flavor! But if you need to make some substitutions here are a few possibilities:

Cashews. If making these on the stovetop substitute 1/4 cup cashew butter for the 1/2 cup roasted, unsalted, soaked-overnight cashews! I do not recommend using any other nuts. You can choose to substitute 1/4 cup almond butter.

Honey. Maple syrup can be used in place of honey for a vegan option.

Chocolate/Honey. To make sure this recipe is 100% paleo and refined-sugar free, use unsweetened chocolate and honey (or maple syrup) to coat the truffles with. If you are looking to save time, simply use your favorite variety of chocolate chips, semi-sweet baking chocolate, or white chocolate.

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Healthy Matcha Truffles

Healthy & Festive Matcha Truffles! Vegan & Paleo!

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 day 10 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients

Matcha Fillling

Chocolate Coating*

Instructions

Matcha Filling

  1. Place cashews in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Soak for 1 hour. 

  2. Rinse and drain cashews, then add to the container of your Vitamix blender. 

  3. Add ingredients in order listed to the container of your Vitamix (or other high-powered blender). Blend, starting on low speed and increasing to high for 1-2 minutes or until mixture is smooth.

  4. You may need to stop blending, scrape down the sides of the blender container, then resume blending again.  

  5. Pour truffle mixture into an airtight container and refrigerate overnight. 

  6. The next day: Line a baking sheet with wax paper.

  7.  Measure 1/2 TBS of truffle mixture and roll it into a by hand and place it on the prepared baking sheet.  (Or use a truffle mold).

  8. Continue until all the mixture has been used and place baking sheet in the freezer for the truffles to harden. 

Chocolate Coating

  1. While the truffles are hardening: In a microwave safe bowl, or in a saucepan over medium heat, melt chocolate and honey together until smooth. 

  2. Taste and adjust sweetness to your liking, set aside. 

Putting it together:

  1. Remove truffles from the freezer. It's important that you work quickly. 

  2. Dip truffles in chocolate and set them on the wax-paper lined baking sheet. 

  3. Let sit at room temperature or in the refrigerator until hardened. 

  4. If desired: dust the tops with extra matcha powder. 

  5. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator! 

Recipe Notes

*If you do not have a Vitamix, use 1/4 cup cashew butter instead of the cashews. Melt all the ingredients together on the stovetop, whisking until combined. 

**Chocolate chips or semi-sweet semi-sweet chocolate bars can be used in place of the unsweetened chocolate & honey, just be sure to choose chips that comply with your dietary needs!

Healthy Matcha Truffles are the perfect holiday dessert recipe! They are vegan, paleo, gluten & dairy-free with NO refined sugar but no one would ever guess they're made with good-for-you ingredients! #vegan #paleo #glutenfree #dairyfree #christmas #matcha #truffles #recipe #vitamix

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Healthy Matcha Truffles are the perfect holiday dessert recipe!  They are vegan, paleo, gluten & dairy-free with NO refined sugar but no one would ever guess they're made with good-for-you ingredients! #vegan #paleo #glutenfree #dairyfree #christmas #matcha #truffles #recipe #vitamix