Carob Truffles (Vegan, Sugar Free, Gluten Free)

Carob Truffles (Vegan, Sugar Free, Gluten Free)


These melt in your mouth Carob Truffles are only made with 4 ingredients. They are the perfect alternative to chocolate truffles,  they will keep you going back for more.

Made from carob, these carob truffles are vegan, gluten-free, and caffeine free. They are healthier than chocolate naturally sweetened with maple syrup.

Ingredients For Carob Coconut Truffles



Carob Powder

Shredded Coconut

What Is Carob?

Carob is a flowering evergreen tree that is native to the Meditteranean, its edible ripe pod contains a sweet pulp that is dried, roasted and ground into a powder.

I love to eat these delicious yummies. They are simple to make and perfect for curbing sugar cravings, they are made with dates instead of sugar. Whole natural goodness.

I also used carob instead of chocolate for its many nutritional benefits and to eliminate the stimulating effects of chocolate.

If you have never tried carob it is definitely worth a try, I always say I’ll try at least once if its fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts or seeds.


  • 1 cup dates, pitted and soaked 1 hour
  • 1 cup walnut, soaked 1 hour
  • 2 tablespoon carob powder
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)
  • Any topping you prefer, carob, nuts, coconut flakes, chopped nuts


Process dates and walnut in a food processor until they are crumbly and they start sticking together. Add carob powder and maple syrup, process until mixture clumps together.

Transfer into a bowl and form into balls, then roll into the topping of your choice. Place on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet and refrigerate to hard.

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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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  1. Rose Martine
    January 16, 2020

    Easy and delicious recipe, thank you!

  2. Alisha Ross
    August 9, 2019

    I can’t wait to try some of your recipes! I just got my first crock pot (and I’m a senior) and am exploring the world of slow cooked food. Thanks!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      August 9, 2019

      Alisha, welcome to my site, I’m definitely going to add some slow cooker recipes to my site this fall.

  3. ilhami
    March 7, 2015

    excuse me for my ignorance, but what is “dates”. i couldn’ t find the meaning of it.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      March 7, 2015

      Hello Ilhami, in the recipe I was referring to the fruit of the Date Palm tree.