Raspberry-Dusted Cocoa Caramel Truffles

Oh my. These are good. Amaaaazingly good. And decadently delicious, yet with no added sugar. How about that? World, please meet my Raspberry-Dusted Cocoa Caramel Truffles!

And Happy Valentine’s Day! xo


  • Servings: makes 25 to 30 truffles
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1 1/4 cups freeze dried raspberries, divided
1 1/2 cups Medjool dates, pitted
1/3 cup tahini
1/4 cup cocoa powder
3 tablespoons water or raspberry liqueur
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Using a food processor or a blender, process raspberries into a powder – or simply place raspberries into zippered plastic bag, and hand crush with a rolling pin or kitchen mallet. Pour raspberry powder into a bowl and set aside.

In a large high-powered blender (like a Vitamix) add 1/4 cup (only) of the raspberries, plus the dates, tahini, cocoa, water or raspberry liqueur, and vanilla, and process until smooth.

Turn power off, remove lid, and transfer blended mixture to a covered container. Freeze or refrigerate for an hour or more, or until mixture is well chilled.

Remove chilled mixture from refrigerator or freezer, scoop out small amounts, and roll into balls, 3/4 of an inch in size. Carefully roll the balls, one or two a time, in the remainder of the raspberry powder, covering each one completely. Repeat with remaining truffles.

Place Raspberry-Dusted Cocoa Caramel Truffles into an air-tight covered container, and return to the freezer to harden for 30 minutes or more before serving. Extras can be stored in the freezer for up to two weeks.

Copyright © Vicki Brett-Gach | Ann Arbor Vegan Kitchen

5 thoughts on “Raspberry-Dusted Cocoa Caramel Truffles

  1. Well they never really very firm. Next time I’ll have to figure maybe reducing or really checking the moisture. As I said I’m a dark chocolate freak and these were great.
    What I was really surprised about is the sweetness. What makes them taste so sweet? There was no sugar added.

  2. My mixture is chilled but is very “soft” & wont keep shape. It has been in freezer for. 1 1/2 hours. Should it be more solid? Should I freezecit longer?

    • Hi JJCylk, the moisture content depends on the dates AND the tahini. I would freeze it for an hour more, and if still soft, add some of the raspberry powder in to thicken it up. Or just enjoy the free-form shapes! Should still be delicious.: )

      • LOL! You know me…I’m a dark chocolate junkie! I already taste tested it. It great as is. I’ll freeze for a little more. Then make desert. Thx.

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