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The Perfect Chocolate Oats & Nut Butter Truffel

Black Chocolate Orange Truffel


At last I finished my detox diet. After months and months of lacking energy, feeling like having a cold all the time, suffering from headaches and sinusitis I feel completely fit and healthy again!

I intended to fast for only two weeks but I liked the new feeling of strength and health so much that I extended the diet to five weeks. For some days now I´m back to normal nutrition including gluten, dairy, and a bit of meat again but I´m choosing my food a lot more consciously than before.

Yesterday, for example, I treated myself with some chocolate truffels. I made them from scratch all by myself – and with healthy ingredients only. It was the perfect delight. Not only because I ate them without any feeling of guilt. Actually, they were stunningly delicious!

I know, billions of healthy chocolate, fruit, and nut balls recipes are scattered throughout the internet. So I didn´t want to add any more. But then I tasted the truffels and I had to share the recipe! They are even better on the second day when all the flavours have come together. I put some of the chocolate balls in the freezer and they are great frozen, too. Still a bit soft and creamy, rich but refreshing at the same time, a great summer treat.

Dark Chocolate Grand Marnier Truffels


3 tbs peanut or almond butter

½ cup oats

½ tsp vanilla

10 dates

½ cup prunes

½ cup almonds

½ cup walnuts

3 tbsp raw cacao

1 tbsp soy milk

3 tbsp Grand marnier

¼ cup cranberries


1. Put everything except for the cranberries and ¼ cup walnuts in a food processor and blend to a paste for about 5 – 10 minutes until the paste is really homogenous. When the paste starts to heat switch the food processor off and wait for some minutes then start again. If the ingredients crumble instead of building a smooth but firm paste, add a bit more soy milk, one teaspoon at a time.

2. Move the paste to a bowl, add ¼ cup cranberries and ¼ cup coarsely chopped walnuts and mix gently with a spoon.

3. Form balls and coat with finely chopped walnuts or raw cacao.

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