Nut Candies

Vegan Fudge Truffles

These Vegan Fudge Truffles are mouthful of rich, chocolatey deliciousness! Make sure you have  a lot of friends to share them with! You wont be able to eat just one. 

Recipe is from my cookbook Whole Food American Favorites









 1 cup raw walnuts

1/4 cup raw cashews

1/2 cup raw almonds

3 T cocoa powder

2 T flax seeds, ground

35 small pitted dates

1 t vanilla


Grind all ingredients in a strong food processor until they stick together. Scoop out 1 tablespoon and roll into a ball. Refrigerate or freeze in a flat storage container. When they have firmed up, you can package them up for friends. Best to be kept cold. 

Lemon Drop Truffles

25 small pitted dates

1 cup raw pecans or walnuts

1 cup rolled oats

Lemon zest from 1 lemon

1/4 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed

1/2 t vanilla

1/2 cup unsweetened dried coconut flakes

Grand all ingredients, except coconut, in a food processor until they become sticky and hold together. Scoop out 1 tablespoon and roll into a ball. Then roll in the shredded coconut. Best frozen and then slightly thawed before eating.

Fudge Truffles

This is a delicious treat that will satisfy your desire for chocolate. Perfect for special occasions like Valentines Day and Christmas.  Find this recipe and over 40 other delicious desserts in my cook book Whole Food American Favorites.

1 cup raw walnutsFudge Truffles

1/4 cup raw cashews

1/2 cup raw almonds

3 T cocoa powder

2 T flax seeds, ground

35 small pitted dates

1 t vanilla


Grind all ingredients in a food processor until it will stick together. Scoop out 1 tablespoon and roll into a ball. Refrigerate.


“They Taste Like Christmas!” Nut Candies

½ cup raw almondsChristmas treat

3/4 cup walnuts

1 cup dried apples

½ cup dates

2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground cloves

1/4 tsp ground ginger 

Process all ingredients in a food processor until it becomes sticky. Add a little water if needed. Roll into balls and chill.

Peppermint Patties

These are absolutely one of my favorite nut candies. When frozen, they taste just like real Peppermint Patties. And they are so quick and easy to make. In case of nut allergies, use all sunflower seeds in place of almonds. I have also used 1/2 cup hemp seeds with great success! 

1/2 cup pitted dates
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup raw almonds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup cocoa powder or carob powder*
1 tsp vanilla extract
5 – 7 drops peppermint essential oil (strength will vary with brand)
Grind all ingredients in a food processor until they become sticky. Add a little water if needed. Scoop out 1 Tbsp and roll into balls then flatten into patties. Best when frozen.  Makes 28 patties.
*I love chocolate but I really like using carob in these. Somehow the peppermint brings out a “chocolaty” flavor.

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