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A pile of pumpkin truffles with the top one missing a bite in a white bowl

Carrot Cake Truffles

These Carrot Cake Truffles are soft, chewy and easy to make with a carrot cake cookie dough center covered in a creamy dairy-free white chocolate coating. They're naturally sweetened and full of grated carrots, warm spices and the perfect healthy treat for spring! Gluten-free, vegan, paleo with low carb and keto options.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword carrot cake truffles, easter dessert, holiday dessert recipes, no bake dessert recipes, truffles recipe, vegan truffles
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 18 truffles
Calories 156 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup creamy unsalted cashew butter (or any nut butter / seed butter of choice)
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce , you can also sub with pumpkin puree for a lower sugar (lower carb option)
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup , or you can also use coconut nectar syrup, organic agave or honey, if not vegan. For low carb keto pumpkin truffles, use Organic Yacon SyrupLakanto Sugar-Free Maple Syrup or another liquid sweetener.
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated carrots , preferably in a food processor but a hand grater works too.
  • 3/4 cup superfine blanched almond flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut flour - or add 2-3 tablespoons more of almond flour. You can also sub with plant-based protein powder for an extra boost of protein. We like NuZest Just Clean or Sprout Living Pea Protein but you can use your favorite. 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon (or sub with 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, ½ teaspoon ground ginger, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg and 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves)
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/4 cup finley chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 tsp no-sugar added raisins , optional

For the chocolate coating

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, use a fork to mix the nut butter together with the applesauce, maple syrup and vanilla until smooth. Mix in the carrots then slowly add the almond flour, coconut flour, spices and salt then continue stirring until the mixture resembles cookie dough. Add a little bit more nut butter or maple syrup if the mixture is too dry or add more flour if the mixture is too wet.

    Stir in the chopped walnuts or pecans.

  3. Scoop out 1/2 - 1 tablespoon-sized dough and roll it into a ball, repeating with the remaining dough. Place your truffles onto the prepared baking sheet and place the pan in the freezer for 10 minutes, or until firm.
    Overhead view of pumpkin truffle balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet
  4. Meanwhile, add chocolate and coconut oil into a heat-safe bowl and melt over a double-boiler. Or, heat in the microwave in 20 second increments, mixing well in between, until smooth.

    Use a spoon to dip the truffles into the melted chocolate, then return them to the lined pan.

    Drizzle in a zig zag any remaining chocolate overtop the truffles and top with crushed grain-free cookies or gluten-free graham crackers

    A bowl of icing with a whisk
  5. Return the pan to the fridge or freezer, for 10-15 minutes, or until the chocolate is set. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.
    Overhead view of a pile of pumpkin truffles in a white bowl

Recipe Notes

How to store

Leftover truffles should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will keep well for at least a week, and you definitely want to enjoy them within 2 weeks.

How to freeze

You can store these truffles in the freezer for 2-3 months. Just thaw them overnight in the fridge when you're ready to eat them.

Nutrition Facts
Carrot Cake Truffles
Amount Per Serving (1 truffle)
Calories 156 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 3g6%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.