Vegan Halloween Pumpkin Spice Truffles
These Vegan Pumpkin Spice Truffles are the perfect amount of fun for Halloween! Raw option, gluten-free, and quick! Even better, they only take about 15 minutes to prepare and are delicious with/without coconut butter “eyes”!
Holy cow!! I am in love with all the amazing and creative Halloween treats I’ve been seeing this year!
This got me thinking; I need to kick it up a notch this season! People need Halloween-table-ready foods to intrigue their dinner guests!
Presenting: Scared Pumpkin Spice Truffles!
I’ve been on a bit of a pumpkin-kick lately.. No shame here! I for one, think it would be completely acceptable to eat pumpkin 3 times a day if you want. It’s almost Halloween for crying out loud!
Besides my treat being pumpkin-themed, it also has to be easy to share! I can’t stand desserts that you have to cut/portion control for guests. Truffles are a great way to incorporate an entire dessert into little bites! SCORE!
In honor of Halloween, I next had to incorporate the “creepiness” factor. No one likes plain treats this time of year! Everything has to be cobweb covered or dripping in “blood”…
What’s creepier than big eyes staring at you as you devour it!?
The Scariest Thing About These Pumpkin Spice Truffles Is How Easy They Are!
I was originally going for a raw truffle recipe, but have yet to master raw chocolate. Regardless, the recipe is almost completely raw!
If you are a pro at making raw chocolate;
- Teach me your ways
- Give it a try!
The pumpkin spice truffles start with a simple and healthy “flour” base. I made this from a blend of
- Hemp Seeds
- Raw Cashews
- Rolled Oats
- Ground Flaxseed
No refined flour here! These protein-packed ingredients hold the recipe together better than most I’ve tried.
To sweeten the treats, I opted for dates and maple syrup. These low-glycemic sweeteners are far superior to refined sugars, won’t spike your blood sugar, and sweeten to perfection.
I can’t stand when all you can taste in a dessert is sugar!
After all that is said and done (said and blended?), it’s into the chocolate bath they go! After my raw chocolate failed miserably, I opted for vegan chocolate chips melted with some coconut oil.
The coconut oil is going to help the chocolate hold its shape when cooled.. exactly what we’re looking for!
Ramp the Creepiness up to an 11!
Like I said before, no one likes plain treats for Halloween! As delicious as these pumpkin spice truffles are, they needed a bit more festivity.
The simplest (and healthiest) option I could think of is Coconut Butter! It may sound weird, but it’s just coconut pulp and oil blended into a butter. Moreover, being a solid at room temperature, it holds shape on its own!
(I found a jar next to the almond/peanut butter aisle, so look around!)
They ended up looking a little south-park-esque, but creepy nonetheless!
It really sets the mood if you make tiny screaming noises, pretend to be Godzilla, and shove 5 into your mouth!
Erm.. I mean.. that’s totally not what I did right after these pictures were done……
(*tiny screaming*) NOM NOM NOM!
p.s. I made these 4 days ago and we already ate them all 😥