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Delicious Homemade Vegan Raffaellos

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Here’s another recipe for coconut lovers that’s completely dairy-free, gluten-free, raw and vegan. These raffaellos taste delicious and very decadent.

If you have some almond butter on hand, they’d be even better, but I didn’t have any, so in my case tahini did the job. You can use any nut butter you have. Also, I’m mixing some coconut oil and coconut cream (the fat from chilled full-fat coconut milk), but if you like, you can just use 3 tablespoons of coconut oil instead.

These truffles are perfect for Christmas.




  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut cream
  • 1 tablespoon of almond butter (I used tahini instead)
  • ¼ cup of almond meal (or ground almonds)
  • About 20 whole almonds
  • 1 1/2 cup of shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup or other sweetener of your choice
  • Vanilla extract



Grind 1/4 cup of almonds if you are not using almond meal.

You can either melt the coconut oil and the coconut cream or just whisk them very well – it’s up to you. If you melt them, you’ll have to wait longer for your mixture to harden enough for you to shape balls out of it, so I didn’t melt mine.

Add the nut butter, the vanilla extract and the sweetener, and mix everything together.


Then, add the almond meal and 1 cup of shredded coconut. Mix until you have homogeneous mixture. If the mixture isn’t thick enough, add some more shredded coconut.


Put the mixture in the refrigerator for about half an hour or until it is hard enough to work with it.


Take about one tablespoon of the mixture, put an almond inside and shape a ball. Then, roll the ball in some shredded coconut. Repeat until you use all the mixture.


Keep the balls in the fridge for a few hours or overnight for best results.






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13 thoughts on “Delicious Homemade Vegan Raffaellos

  1. These look perfect for my Mom! She loves coconut and is severely lactose and gluten intolerant!

  2. Hi Ellie. It was a hit, ??? and I will for sure make it again, super delicious and also easy to prepare. Just wish I made more. I have posted it on my blog, with a link back to you

  3. WOW they’re awesome – Just had to make them. Made a double batch and in the fridge at the moment and waiting for our Daughter-in-law tomorrow as we will celebrate her birthday and I decided to make this for her in stead of a birthday cake.
    I will share the recipe with my images on my blog but I will provide a link to your recipe here, hope it will be acceptable to you.

    1. Thank you so much for your feedback! I’m happy to hear that you liked the recipe and I’m looking forward to seeing your result. 🙂 Happy birthday to your daughter-in-law, I hope she likes the truffles too! <3

  4. These look amazing I am drooling here..You don’t do my waistline any good…lol I have just come back from a 10k walk so I suppose I can now eat some sweeties 🙂

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