These dark chocolate fig truffles have a delicious filling made of dried figs, walnuts and shredded coconut. They're dipped in dark chocolate and topped with a pinch of sea salt. This healthy fig recipe is no bake, paleo and vegan friendly.
After updating my chocolate covered fig bars, I knew I needed to make some more fig recipes asap! That recipe reminded me just how much I adore the taste of figs, especially dried figs.
While this recipe is similar, it has a different flavor profile. Both recipes use dried Turkish figs (any variety will work) and are covered in dark chocolate. But, this chocolate fig recipe has a walnut, fig and coconut filling. If you love my fig bars, you'll love these too!
- paleo and vegan: made with real food ingredients
- gluten free & grain free: no flour
- no bake
- no added sugar: just sweetened with dates and whatever chocolate you choose for the coating
These easy fig bites are great for the summer because they're no bake and store well in the fridge or freezer. My kids even gave them their full approval!
Fig Truffle Ingredients
Here's what you need to make these vegan fig truffles:
- dried figs (I used Turkish figs)
- unsweetened, shredded coconut
- dark chocolate
- coconut oil
- flaked sea salt (optional)
If you can't consume walnuts, you can replace them with any nut or seed.
How to Make Fig Truffles
These paleo fig truffles are made in a food processor, chilled in the freezer, then dipped into melted chocolate. This recipe is no bake and easy to make!
Make the Filling
First, make the filling. Remove the stems from the figs (they are tough and don't blend well) and slice them in thirds. Place the figs, coconut, walnuts and salt in the food processor. Blend, stopping every so often to scrape the sides. The filling takes a while to blend, so be patient. It's ready once the mixture can be molded into balls. (It's more shaping than rolling.)
Shape the filling into balls about 1 tablespoon in size. Depending on how accurate your measurements are, this recipe will make 10-12 truffles.
Freeze the Filling
Place the truffles on a lined baking sheet and pop them in the freezer for 30-45 minutes. This step is important because it makes the filling much easier to dip into chocolate. When the truffles are chilling, do the dishes 😉
Coat the Filling in Dark Chocolate
Next, melt the chocolate and coconut oil. Place them in a small sauce pan and melt over low heat, on the stove top.
Once fully melted, grab the truffles and dip them one at a time into the chocolate. I find this easiest to do with a fork. Drop the filling into the chocolate, rotate it with your fork until the truffle is fully coated, then scoop it up with your fork. Let excess chocolate drip back into the pan then place the truffle back on the lined baking sheet.
Once all of the truffles are coated, drizzle any remaining chocolate over the truffles and top with a pinch of flaked salt.
How to Store Truffles
These fig truffles need to be kept in the fridge or freezer. Place them in an air-tight container or baggie and store them in the fridge for up to two weeks, or the freezer up to two months.
More No Bake Paleo Recipes
Looking for more easy no bake recipes? Check these out:
- Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles
- Paleo Ice Cream Bars
- Mint Chocolate Coconut Cream Bars
- Paleo Sunbutter Cups
Healthy truffles made with dried figs, walnuts and coconut and topped with dark chocolate.
- Place figs, coconut, walnuts and salt in food processor. Blend, stopping every so often to scrape the sides until the mixture starts to clump and sticks together (this takes a few minutes).
- Mold the filling into balls about 1 tablespoon in size, making 10-12 balls*
- Put the balls on a lined baking sheet or plate and place in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
- Place the dark chocolate and coconut oil in a small sauce pan. Melt over low heat, on the stove top.
- Once melted, grab the truffles from the freezer. Dip the truffles, one at a time, into the melted chocolate and place them back on the parchment paper.
- Drizzle any remaining chocolate over the balls and add a pinch of flaked sea salt (optional).
*The filling is a bit crumbly. It doesn't quite roll into balls, but can be shaped into balls by pressing the mixture together. If you are having trouble forming the filling into balls, continue blending the mixture. If it still doesn't work you can add a tsp or two of water or honey and blend.
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