Easy to make and SO decadent, these Almond Joy Truffles are a real treat that’s totally plant-based! Full of healthy ingredients but it tastes like a candy! Vegan and gluten-free.
If there is one fruit I definitely don’t buy enough of, it is the date.
The term “nature’s candy” is hardly far off. These caramel-y little gems are versatile enough to sweeten (in purée or chopped form), a wide variety of desserts but are rarely showcased in their singular glory.
Today we’re changing that.
Dates are something I found myself snacking on when I was craving something sweet that wouldn’t lead to an inevitable sugar crash. I was initially just filling them with almonds, as that texture contrast is 💯. Enter: inspired vegan almond joys!
This nut/date combo didn’t seem exactly blog-worthy, but I wanted to share a fun treat that one could whip up in minutes. By adding in just a few more ingredients, these babies stepped up multiple levels. I hope you agree!
In 2019 my goal is to provide more straightforward recipes that save time and do not sacrifice flavor. Five ingredients and 10 minutes of time = a show-stopping dessert that feels fancy enough for a party.
How to Customize this Almond Joy recipe
My favorite part is that the filling is entirely customizable. If you don’t care for the chocolate, just leave it off. Other filling ideas include:
- Peanut butter and cinnamon
- Raspberries and tahini
- Pretzels (salty + sweet😍)
- Almond butter and chocolate chips
- Candied ginger and cashew butter
- The list goes on and on!
As always, I hope you enjoy this inspired almond joy recipe. Please be sure to tag @garlic_head on IG so I can go on these dates with all of you!😊Print