Vegan Pistachio Truffles

I love pistachios!  How about you?  I swear my daughter could put away a whole bag of pistachios if she didn’t have to shell them.  We bought a bag the other day and I instantly thought about doing a pistachio truffle recipe.  So that is how these pistachio truffles came about.

Pistachio Truffles Watermark

These truffles are date sweetened except for the small amount of sugar there is in the dark chocolate I used.  They are pretty awesome too.  Kind of reminds me of my coconut truffles a bit.  It’s a great little bite when you have a chocolate craving.  These truffles are also vegan, gluten free and paleo.

Pistachio Truffles

Pistachio Truffles

Prep Time 1 hr Serves 8-10 truffles     adjust servings


    For the filling

    For the chocolate coating


      For the filling

      1. In the food processor , pulse the pistachios into a course ground consistency.
      2. Then add the remaining ingredients until a “dough” starts to form.
      3. Roll into balls and place in the freezer to set. I put mine on a parchment lined plate. Leave them in there for about 30 minutes.

      For the chocolate coating

      1. While the balls are setting, make the chocolate coating.
      2. Using a double boiler method, melt the chocolate, coconut oil and milk.
      3. Keep stirring until the chocolate becomes thinner and smooth.
      4. Once the chocolate is ready, remove from heat and get the balls out of the freezer.
      5. Using two forks, gently roll the balls into the chocolate and set them back on the parchment lined plate.
      6. Once all the balls are coated, place them back in the freezer to firm up.
      7. They should be ready in about 30 minutes.


      Recipe Notes

      You can store them in the fridge or freezer. Whichever is your preference. I got about 8-10 balls out of my batch. Enjoy!

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      64 thoughts to “Vegan Pistachio Truffles”

        1. Wow, these are terrific. I used orange extract instead of vanilla (that's all I had in the house) and I used lindt dark chocolate intense orange, they came out great! I'd definitely make them again. Thanks for sharing :)
      1. These look amazing! My daughter is allergic to pistachios, but can eat all other nuts. What kind of nut do you think I can use instead, if any?
      2. Omg.. I have got to try this.. this has my 2 favorite things in it.. dark chocolate and pistachios. .. we do an annual thanksgiving party of about 80 and I think these would be a great hit... than you for sharing.
      3. Same! Jaden looves pistachios. Must be the Mid East in both of them ;) So...I am working on a real food Halloween 'candy' and healthy treat post and I don't even know where to begin with all of the amazingness you bring to the table. I have to pick and choose what I make that night and for the post, ah! You make it so hard ;) -Rama
      4. a friend sent me this link and I made them yesterday...DELICIOUS! the first batch I made with boxed, chopped dates and I thought my pistachios were not that good...but I made the "dough" and froze it....before I put the chocolate on them, I tossed them in the trash...not tasty.....a few days later I made them again using whole, raw dates that I removed the seeds new pistachios also tasted better....these were good, so I made the chocolate and dipped them......GREAT!!!
      5. Just made these, came out wonderfully! What a great recipe, thank you! Just to help anyone else who had the same dilemma as I did. I could only find a pack of chopped dates, (box size: 80z) so I added about a third of the packet, that consistency seemed to work perfectly! These will be my new favourite healthy snack! :) Does anyone know the calorie content of them?
        1. I'm sorry I don't know the calorie count, but I am so glad you liked them! I think you can probably look it up on :)
      6. I just made these-I added a bit of cinnamon too-the coating has a great texture. They are in the freezer so I haven't eaten one yet but they look wonderful for those evening sweet attacks!

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