Chocolate and Coconut Cashew Truffles

Prepared with cashews, brazil nuts, ground oat, maple syrup, and cacao nibs these truffles are as delicious as they are nutritious. They're packed with fibres, proteins, magnesium, vitamin E, and selenium. Make a big batch of these gluten-free oatmeal balls and keep them at hand whenever you need a boost of energy or a healthy snack on the go.

Chocolate and Coconut Cashew Truffles Recipe


Nutrition per serving
Net Carbs17.4 g6.3%
of which Sugars4.1 g4.6%
Fibers3.1 g11.2%
Fats11.8 g18.2%
of which Saturates2.8 g14.1%
of which Omega 30 g2.9%
Proteins5.7 g12.4%
Calcium31 mg3.1%
Vitamin A0 mcg0%
Vitamin C0 mg0.2%
Iron1.8 mg12.5%
Potassium205 mg5.9%
Sodium4 mg0.2%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Kcal199 9.9%
Macro split
  • net carbs 46%
  • sugars 11%
  • fats 31%
  • saturates 7%
  • proteins 15%
  • fibers 8%
*RDA based on a 2000 kcal diet;
**Nutritional data sources: USDA, food labels.
199 per serving

Energy balls are one of those things that you wish you had with you at all times. Feeling sad? Pop one in. Hard day at work? Down goes another one. We have developed our Chocolate and Coconut Truffles to fill you with lots of energy and nutrients, so that you can keep boosting through life with a smile!

We have made our truffles gluten-free, dairy free, and actually vegan. We have used nutritious nuts and oats but not peanut butter. They also have lots of fibres and proteins, with just two of our truffles providing 12% of your daily recommended intake for both.

We love to add nuts to recipes and try to have some every day. We think you should too because they provide healthy unsaturated fats, fibres, and minerals. Here we used brazil nuts, which are high in selenium, a precious antioxidant that supports your immune system, and cashews, which provide a source of vitamin E.

If you love chocolate but not the sugar that comes with it, then raw cacao nibs are the best choice if you want to add a tasty chocolatey flavour to any recipe. They are a true superfood as they are rich in fibre, iron, magnesium, and antioxidants.

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NOTE: Please note that the default ingredients yield about 16 truffles.


Measuring System
For the Coating
Cocoa Powder1 tsp
Desiccated Coconut1 tbsp
For the Truffles
Cashew Nuts100 g
Brazil Nuts50 g
Water60 mL
Ground Oat140 g
Maple Syrup2 tbsp
Cacao Nibs10 g
Cinnamon1/4 tsp
Ginger1/4 tsp
Vanilla Extract1/2 tsp

Step 1

Start by soaking the cashew nuts in water for at least 5 hours or overnight until they are soft (1).

Then drain and transfer into a blender bowl. Add water, ground oat, maple syrup, chopped brazil nuts, cacao nibs, cinnamon, ginger, and vanilla (2).

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Step 1.2 of Chocolate and Coconut Cashew Truffles Recipe

Step 2

Blitz until the ingredients are well incorporated and you have a sticky dough (1).

Roll the mixture in the palm of your hands into bite-sized balls (2).

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Step 3

Now it's time to coat half of the truffles with cocoa and half with coconut.

To do so, put cocoa powder in a plastic seal bag, drop in one oatmeal ball, and seal. Now, shake the bag until the truffle is thoroughly covered in chocolate (1).

For the coconut coating instead, brush the energy ball with a thin layer of maple syrup before you drop it in a seal bag filled with coconut flakes and shake well (2).

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Step 4

Repeat the above step until you have coated all the cashew truffles.

Refrigerate these healthy energy bites before serving and keep them in an airtight container for up to 1 week.


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  • You can replace raw cacao nibs with dark chocolate chips, but make sure it's at least 70% dark chocolate to still get all the benefits while keeping the sugars low.

  • Swap plain water with electrolytes-rich coconut water or with plat-based milks for extra flavour.