Chocolate-Peanut Butter “Truffles”

Vegan Chocolate-Peanut Butter "Truffles"

These were, and still may be, my kids’ favorite homemade snack, even though they are quite grown up now! A combination of nut butter, chocolate, raisins, and hempseed or wheat germ adds up to a high-protein snack for kids, teens, and adults alike. Photos by Evan Atlas.

Makes 1 dozen

  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter (or your favorite nut butter)
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ or hemp seeds
  • Sesame seeds for rolling, optional

Combine all the ingredients except the sesame seeds in a food processor. Process until the mixture is completely smooth. You may have to stop the machine and reach in with a spoon a couple of times to break up clumps.

Roll into a dozen 1-inch balls; roll them in sesame seeds if you’d like. Refrigerate for about an hour, or until the “truffles” are firmed up. Keep any not devoured at once refrigerated and covered.

Vegan Chocolate-Peanut Butter "Truffles"

Vegan Chocolate-Peanut Butter "Truffles"

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11 comments on “Chocolate-Peanut Butter “Truffles”

  1. Sara Sawochka

    Thank you so much for posting this recipe. For more information check out for more tips and recipes!

  2. Sharon

    I make these using raw cacao powder. They are a great snack for the kiddies and even the husband. I also rolled them in crushed walnuts for fun. 🙂

  3. Laura Black

    These look GREAT!! I am currently out of hemp seeds and wheat germ. Could anything else be substituted?

  4. Nava Post author

    Hi Laura — this needs something dry and powder; the only other thing that comes to mind might be milled chia seeds. These impart a bit more of an assertive flavor and texture, though. So I’d suggest waiting until you restock your hemp or wheat germ!

  5. Ruth

    This recipe looks great, can’t wait to try it! But I noticed that the “for more…” links at the bottom don’t go to live pages. just fyi

  6. Amanda

    WOW! These are truly wonderful! Even my skeptic husband loved them. I was shocked at how the texture and flavour of these truffles resembled the traditional version. I used Hemp instead of wheat germ and they were perfect. Plus, the sesame seeds added a perfect flavour and texture.
    Thank you so much for sharing this super yummy treat.

  7. Nava Post author

    Amanda, sorry for the delayed response. I also use hemp seeds now instead of wheat germ. Glad you and your hubby enjoyed this!

  8. Nava Post author

    Pandora, I’m just not sure how it would work. The mixture is very thick and I’m afraid it wouldn’t process evenly or get stuck on the bottom. If you want to take a chance and give it a try, let me know if it works!

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