Maple Raisin Date Truffles

Maple Raisin Date Truffles

I love this easy vegan truffle recipe from Laura Theodore, aka the Jazzy Vegetarian, from her cookbook Vegan-Ease! Elegant and delicious, you can whip up this vegan, gluten-free treat in less than 10 minutes of active time.

Note: you’ll need to refrigerate for an hour before serving to your guests.

Laura says, “These tasty truffles are pretty too, making an excellent healthy dessert or snack to satisfy your sweet tooth. Bonus: Impressive to serve for a dinner party too!”

Vegan-Ease creates special menus to make meal planning even easier. To make a complete meal, pair this delicious dessert with Laura’s Kale, Lime and Almond Salad and Walnut and Quinoa Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms.

You’ll find fun menus in Laura’s book like the Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Soy-Free Party Menu, the Be My Valentine Menu, and the Sunday Brunch Menu. 

Easy Vegan Truffle Recipe from Laura Theodore’s Vegan-Ease: An Easy Guide to Enjoying a Plant-Based Diet  ©Laura Theodore 2015, 2020. Reprinted by permission. Distributed by Cardinal Publishing. More information at Signed copy on sale, available here. Available on Amazon here. Watch Season Five on Amazon here.

For more easy vegan desserts and other recipes, visit the complete Yummy Plants recipe collection where you can also find more vegan gluten-free recipes!

If you run out of time to cook and guests are coming soon, visit the Food Reviews section to find a yummy store-bought vegan dessert or a packaged vegan meal that is tasty and quick to prepare. I only list vegan foods that taste good, so all of the products are Yummy Plants Approved!

Are you a new vegan, trying to figure out what can vegans eat? Visit Start Here: Vegan for Beginners and the Vegan FAQ.  You’ll learn about easy egg and dairy substitutions, vegan protein sources, and how to stock your pantry.

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Prep Time10 mins
Refrigeration time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Shared by: Laura Theodore


  • 9 large Medjool dates pitted
  • 1 ⁄3 cup raisins
  • ¼ cup raw unsweetened shredded dried coconut
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder


  • Line a small baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper.
  • Put the dates, raisins, coconut and maple syrup in a high-performance blending appliance and process to the consistency of soft dough. Transfer the date mixture to a medium-sized bowl.
  • Using a cookie scoop, spoon out a heaping tablespoon of the date mixture, and roll it into a ball. Continue in this manner to form 10 to 12 truffle balls.
  • Put the cocoa powder in a small bowl. Roll the truffles in the cocoa powder until coated and place on the prepared baking sheet. Refrigerate 1 hour. Stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, truffles will keep up to 3 days.

Hope you enjoy this easy vegan recipe!

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