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Raw Vegan Raffaello Truffles Recipe- a healthier, quilt-free version of a popular candy. Made with cashews, coconut cream, coconut oil, maple syrup, shredded coconut and raw almonds.

Raw Vegan Raffaello Truffles Recipe

Hey guys! Hope you don’t get bored with the vegan desserts, I’ve been posting lately.

Everything I share is tested and I always make sure that I do not sacrifice any flavor and all these healthier treats still taste delicious. This Raw Vegan Raffaello Truffles Recipe is the perfect example.

Of course these do not taste like the real Raffaello Candy, but the flavors are similar.

I even added an almond inside each truffle, but you can definitely leave it out, if you’d like.

Raw Vegan Raffaello Truffles Recipe

So “real Raffello truffles” are made with dry milk, butter, white sugar and wafers and they are one of my all time favorite candy.

I avoid buying them because, you know – I usually eat the whole box…

And now I need to slowly get back in shape, so I had to make the healthier version.

I don’t need to loose weight, but just start to exercise and eat healthier, if possible.

This has been the longest time for me without exercise… Right after I had the baby. But I’m now ready to move forward.

Raw Vegan Raffaello Truffles Recipe

The idea for this Raw Vegan Raffaello Truffles Recipe came after I was talking to a friend about vegan treats and she told me she made a cake, which tasted like “Raffaello truffles”. Then I knew I had to make these Raw Vegan Raffaello Truffles.

Raw Vegan Raffaello Truffles Recipe

The ingredients for them are pretty basis – cashews, shredded coconut, coconut oil, maple syrup and coconut cream (not coconut milk).

I soaked the cashews on hot water for 1 hour. This is called quick soak and after I processed them in the food processor until they were finely ground, their texture was just the perfect addition to the truffle mixture.

I used Trader Joe’s coconut cream (chilled), but you can just use a can of full fat coconut milk. Place the coconut milk in the fridge overnight, then turn upside down, open and scoop out the thick coconut cream, which should be on top.

After mixing all ingredients together, I then chilled the mixture for 15-30 minutes, so it is easier to work with. It it still appears runny, you can add 1-2 tbsp shredded coconut.

Roll into balls, with an almond inside, roll into shredded coconut and enjoy!

Raw Vegan Raffaello Truffles Recipe

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Raw Vegan Raffaello Truffles Recipe
5 from 2 votes


Raw Vegan Raffaello Truffles Recipe- a healthier, quilt-free twist on popular candy. Very easy to make with just six ingredients.
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings: 12



  • 1/2 cup raw cashews, , quick soaked for 1 hour in hot water, then drained and rinsed with cold water
  • 1/3 cup coconut cream, (not coconut milk)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 cup finely shredded coconut + more to roll the candy
  • 16 raw almonds, (can use peeled almonds)


  • Place cashews in a food processor and process until finely ground. Transfer to a bowl.
  • Add coconut cream, maple syrup, melted coconut oil and 1 cup shredded coconut. Stir to combine.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes until hard.
  • Remove from the fridge and scoop out about 1 tablespoon of the mixture for each truffle.
  • Place an almond in the middle and roll into a ball. Roll into shredded coconut.
  • Place on a parchment paper lined tray and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Notes:
  • Keep refrigerated. You can skip soaking the cashews, but by soaking them the texture of the candy is smoother and they are easier digested.


Calories: 154kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Sodium: 21mg, Potassium: 106mg, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 14mg, Iron: 0.7mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
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Raw Vegan Raffaello Truffles Recipe

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Hi! I'm Mira.

I share simple, mostly low-carb and Keto recipes, that don't take a lot of time to make and use mostly seasonal, easy to find ingredients. I'm a supporter of healthy eating, but you'll also find some indulgent treats too.

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  1. Oooooh… these are my favourites too, and I think I HAVE eaten a whole box of them before!!

    Wonderful idea to make them with cashews, mira!

    Hope you and baby are well – I need to get in shape soon too!! xx

  2. But the actual raffaello is 64 calories per serve? This is more than double. Is this a vegan substitute and necessarily a healthy one?

    1. This is vegan and sugar free. Nuts are a lot of calories. If you don’t follow a specific diet, maybe it is best to just have the actual raffaelo.

  3. I never liked home made ones because all the recipes had butter in them, none of my friends like those either, but when they tried THIS beauty, they all loved it.
    My boyfriend also said they are better than the real ones, and had a lot of compliments at work too. Thank you for sharing this tastiness with us. Finally something I don’t have to miss out on!