Nutty Pumpkin Truffles

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Nutty Pumpkin Truffles

Positive Vitality’s Nutty Pumpkin Truffles are Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Vegan, Raw, Paleo


15-20 truffles

For the filling 

  • 1 cup Pumpkin, raw, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup Dates, pitted, soaked and drained
  • 75g Pecan Nuts, raw, soaked overnight and drained
  • 100g Creamed Coconut, chopped
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp spicy Red Paprika, powder
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract, natural
  • pinch of salt

For the chocolate

  • 2 heaped tbs Raw Coconut Oil
  • 2 heaped tbs Raw Cacao Powder
  • 1 heaped tsp Carob Powder
  • 2 tbs Date Syrup (from soaking the dates)
  • pinch of salt
  • drop of Vanilla Extract


  1. Prepare your pumpkin puree by blending the pumpkin with dates and all the spices.
  2. Place it in a pot and a medium heat and shimmer for 5min stirring vigorously.
  3. Cool down pumpkin puree and transfer to a blending container.
  4. Add creamed coconut and pecan nuts and blend until smooth consistency.
  5. With your hand form little bowls from the nutty pumpkin filling, place on a tray/container and put it to the fridge to get a firm consistency.
  6. Prepare your chocolate by melting the coconut oil on a low heat. Take it of the heat and add the reming ingredient stirring vigorously all the time to make sure the chocolate doesn’t split and its smooth.
  7. Cool down your chocolate to the room temperature.
  8. To make the chocolate covered truffles dip cold and firm truffles in a chocolate, holding with a fork, covering with a few chocolate layers.
  9. Gently set the dipped truffles on the lined baking sheets, using a knife to nudge the truffle off the fork without scraping off any coating.
  10. When all truffles are ready place it in a fridge for 20-30min to set.

If you enjoy this dessert you may also like Desserts and Cakes by The Healthy Tart.

By | 2017-02-01T04:33:27+00:00 October 21st, 2016|Desserts, Paleo, Raw Food, Recipes, Uncategorized, Vegan|Comments Off on Nutty Pumpkin Truffles

About the Author:

Ola Van Zyl is Owner of Positive Vitality Nutritional Therapy, Health Coach, Corporate Nutrition Specialist, Sports Nutrition Specialist and Public Speaker. Ola is a graduate of the Institute of Health Sciences in Nutritional Therapy, Dietary Counselling and Functional Sports Nutrition. She is a member of Nutritional Therapists of Ireland. In her work Ola applies the latest theories and research in nutrition, functional medicine and coaching to achieve optimum health. She works with groups and individuals, helping them to gain more energy, to lose weight, to manage stress, improve sleep quality and mood, as well as increase physical performance. Ola believes that nutrition is the key to long and vibrant live and she is very passionate about creating nutritious and delicious recipes to encourage healthy eating.