For years, I wasn't fond of turmeric. In fact, the only time I touched the spice was in curries and used to flavor foods like chicken. It would never have crossed my mind to use turmeric in a dessert like these Dark Chocolate Turmeric Truffles.
But, let me tell you, turmeric does work in sweet recipes and baked goods. If you don't believe me, give these truffles a shot! After just one bite, I'm sure I'll have you convinced.
These nut free turmeric truffles have a sweet sunflower and date filling. Furthermore, they're flavored with turmeric powder and ground ginger and coated in extra dark chocolate. A delicious, sweet, earthy dessert that is Paleo, Vegan and allergy free.
What is Turmeric?
Turmeric is a member of the ginger family and comes from the Curcuma longa plant. Typically, the root is dried, ground into a powder and used to season food.
Turmeric has long been popular in cooking. But, over the past few years it has become known as a "superfood" with excellent anti-inflammatory benefits.
Turmeric contains compounds with medicinal properties called curcuminoids. Curcumin, the principal curcuminoid of turmeric, is responsible for most of the benefits of this powerful herb. It is used in many cultures for health and vitality.
In addition, turmeric root powder contains minerals such as iron, protein, calcium, magnesium and manganese. Plus, it's acts as a natural food dye and offers a unique, bold flavor.
Not all turmeric is created equal. When purchasing herbs like turmeric, I always make sure they are organic, Non-GMO and gluten free. Also, it's important that herbs contain the purest of ingredients. Meaning, no preservatives, fillers, or artificial ingredients. If I'm buying turmeric, I just want turmeric!
What is the Best Turmeric Powder to Buy?
These Vegan Dark Chocolate Turmeric Truffles use my favorite brand of turmeric: BareOrganics Turmeric Root Powder. Their turmeric powder is raw, organic, gluten free, and Vegan friendly. In addition, their containers are BPA free and made of 100% recyclable material. They're even microwave and dishwasher safe.
Furthermore, their products are made using gentle processes. This includes: freeze-drying, low temperatures and cold-milling. These processes ensure quality nutrition, taste, and integrity.
What are the Ingredients in Turmeric Truffles?
These delicious superfood bites contain 7 simple ingredients. In addition, all of these ingredients are Paleo, Vegan and allergy free.
- Medjool dates
- raw sunflower seeds
- turmeric root powder
- ground ginger
- vanilla extract
- dark chocolate
How do You Make Dark Chocolate Turmeric Truffles?
A food processor or high powered blender is necessary for making these truffles.
First, add all filling ingredients to your food processor. Blend until the mixture becomes sticky and can be formed into balls.
Next, roll the dough into small balls. I used about 1 heaping teaspoon of dough per ball, making 18 truffles.
Place the balls on a small pan or plate and stick in the freezer for at least an hour.
Next, melt the dark chocolate. Do this by placing the chocolate in a small saucepan and melting on low heat. Stir frequently so that the chocolate doesn't burn. Once melted, individually dip the balls into the dark chocolate, coating completely.
Additionally, you may add a pinch of turmeric powder to the top of each truffle. To do this, add turmeric powder right after dipping the ball - before the chocolate has a chance to set.
These nut free turmeric truffles can be stored in the fridge or freezer. They make a wonderful summer dessert since no baking is involved! Furthermore, they would be a fun homemade gift to give during the holidays.
If you are looking for more turmeric recipes, check out these:
- Honey- Turmeric Cookies
- Chai, Turmeric & Maca Mug Cake
- Simple One Pan Turmeric & Garlic Chicken Thighs
Thank you BareOrganics for sponsoring this post! It means so much to me to work with brands that I love and who support Bake it Paleo.
Nut free turmeric truffles with a sunflower and date filling. Flavored with turmeric powder and ground ginger and coated in extra dark chocolate. A delicious, sweet, earthy dessert that is Paleo, Vegan and allergy free.
- 100 g pitted Medjool dates (about 8 dates)
- ½ cup raw sunflower seeds
- 1 tsp turmeric root powder
- ⅛ tsp salt
- ⅛ tsp ground ginger
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 3 oz 80-90% dark chocolate
- Add all filling ingredients to food processor. Blend until the mixture becomes sticky and can be formed into balls.
- Scoop out 1 heaping teaspoon of dough and roll into a ball.
- Place the balls on a small pan or plate and stick in the freezer for at least an hour.
- Next, melt the dark chocolate. Place chocolate in a small saucepan and melt on low heat, stirring frequently.
- Once melted, individually dip the balls into the dark chocolate, coating completely.
- Set truffles on flat surface and place in fridge or freezer to set.
You may add a pinch of turmeric powder to the top of each truffle. To do this, add turmeric powder right after dipping the ball - before the chocolate has a chance to set.
Keywords: turmeric, dessert, nut free, egg free, Paleo, Vegan, allergy free