Healthy Easter Desserts: Carrot Cake Pops + Hazelnut Truffles

Carrot-Cake-PopsA classic carrot cake experience without all the baking, sugars and animal products. The cake is sweetened with prunes and raisins, filled with raw shredded carrots, and topped with a raisin-sweetened frosting.

I have 2 new Easter dessert recipes for you. Exciting!

The first:: cake pops.

I have never been too interested in cake pops. The whole idea of making cake just to mash it up makes me sad. BUT these aren’t your average cake pop. They’re made with raw ingredients, blended together and rolled into a ball.

So easy, no baking required.

And they have a vegan frosting (that’s sweetened with raisins!)

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Too good not to love.

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View my Carrot Cake Pop recipe

Second:: hazelnut chocolate truffles.

Again, no baking required.

They remind me of Kinder Bueno… without the dairy.

Soft, creamy inside, crisp chocolate outside.

Hazelnut-Truffles

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Healthier Easter Hazelnut Chocolate Truffles
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Recipe type: Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Egg-free
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Serves: 24
 
Ditch the artificial flavors this Easter by preparing these easy hazelnut truffles (filled with the goodness of Natural CALM). Easily made with just 5 ingredients.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup hazelnuts, skins removed
  • ½ cup coconut cream *see note
  • 2 tablespoons coconut nectar
  • 3 teaspoons Natural CALM Orange Flavor
  • 300 grams dark chocolate (dairy-free), melted
Instructions
  1. To remove the skins from the hazelnuts, bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Add 4 tablespoons of baking soda and the nuts and boil them for 3 minutes. The water will turn black from the nut skins. Rinse the nuts well under cold running water, using your fingers to remove the skins.
  2. Then, add hazelnuts, coconut cream, coconut nectar and Natural CALM to the jug of your high-powered blender. Blend on high until smooth, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  3. Using a small silicon ice cube tray or candy tray, fill the tray up with melted chocolate, about ⅓ way up each cup. Then, add a ⅓ of the hazelnut mix. Top with another ⅓ of melted chocolate.
  4. You will likely make a mess here. Scrape the tops of the trays to remove excess ingredients.
  5. Transfer tray to the freezer and freeze for one hour, until hardened.
  6. Remove each of the truffles from the freezer and enjoy!
Notes
Coconut cream: to prepare coconut cream, purchase a full-fat coconut milk (canned) and place in the fridge for at least 12 hours. Open the top of the can and remove the thick cream.<a href="https://www.healthfulpursuit.com/recipe/hazelnut-truffles/" data-mce-href="https://www.healthfulpursuit.com/recipe/hazelnut-truffles/">View nutrition information (once on page, scroll down)</a>

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These 2 new Easter recipes use Natural Vitality CALM. If you do not have the powder, no worries, just omit it from the recipes. If you do, great! If you’d like to grab some, go here.

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  1. Is it too late to get the carrot cake pop recipe? I signed up for the newsletter but I didn’t get the recipes, it popped up with something different…

  2. I would like to have hazelnut chocolate truffles and my mom makes it in perfect shape. Your recipe is too good and I love this.

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