Coconut Cookie Dough Energy Truffles {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

  • Author: Camilla
  • Yield: 36 truffles 1x


  • 1/2 cup whole pitted dates
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of fine sea salt
  • 1/3 cup natural vanilla vegan protein powder (see variations for whey protein as well as no-protein powder options)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened flake coconut . finely choped


  1. Soak the dates in 1 cup hot water for 10 minutes; drain, reserving liquid.
  2. In a food processor, process the dates, chickpeas, oil, vanilla and salt until mixture is smooth.Add the protein powder, pulsing until blended into a cohesive dough (add a small of reserved soaking water if needed).
  3. Place the coconut in a shallow dish. Scoop and shape the dough into 1-inch balls; roll in coconut, pressing gently to adhere.


Storage: store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Whey Protein Alternative: Replace the vegan protein powder with an equal amount of natural vanilla whey protein and add 2 to 3 tablespoons rolled oats.

No Protein Powder Option: Replace the vegan protein powder with an equal amount of rolled oats.

  • Category: snack, athlete fuel
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