Mexican Hot Chocolate Truffles are the perfect healthy no bake snack made with staples like oats and walnuts. Quick and easy!
I am so freaking excited for you to sink your pearly whites into these insanely decadent and divinely delish bites of vegan and gluten free chocolate glory!
It's like a no-bake bite meets a chewy, spicy dark chocolate cookie meets a truffle meets hot chocolate. Except they're not hot. But they have that crazy good chocolatelyness, if you will. You know what I meeeeeeean.
I've posted a fair number of no-bake bites on the blog. I had a phase where they were mostly made with coconut flour and protein powder. While those are fabulous and have the texture of cakey perfection, I realize that those aren't ingredients everyone has in their kitch.
These dreams (cue Heart's 1985 one hit wonder) are made with wholesome pantry staples that you likely already have on speed dial like oats, walnuts, and cinnamon. Using a mixture of oats and walnuts rather than entirely nuts makes these a bit lighter, which we can all appreciate considering the fact that they're addicting. I dare you to eat just one.
They're also super quick and easy!
I highly recommend you store them in the freezer and let them sit for 10 minutes or so at room temperature before digging in, but they'll taste unreal no matter how you store them. If they even make it to storage...
Feel free to add a scoop of protein powder (and likely another couple tablespoons of almond milk) if you fancy. I used raw cacao, which is a less processed, more antioxidant-packed version of cocoa powder, but both will work great. If you can really handle the heat, go a bit heavier on the cayenne. J
ust be careful because that's some powerful stuff. It won't hit you till you've taken a couple bites and then you'll be all like "ummmmm donde está the hose?"
The best part about these Raw Mexican Hot Chocolate Truffles is that they're totally vegan, gluten-free, and void of refined sugar so they double as a baller snack or satisfying post-dinner (or pre-dinner?) treat. And if you want to eat them for breakfast, that's just dandy too.
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Mexican Hot Chocolate Bites
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 0 min
- Total Time: 10 mins
- Yield: 14 bites 1x
- Category: Snack
- Method: No Bake
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegan
Mexican Hot Chocolate Bites are the perfect healthy no bake snack made with staples like oats and walnuts. Quick and easy!
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- ½ cup walnuts
- 12 soft pitted Medjool dates (about ¾ cup, soak in warm water if hard)
- 3 tbsp cocao powder (plus more for rolling)
- 2 tbsp ground flax seed
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- heaping ⅛ tsp cayenne
- ⅛ tsp fine sea salt
- 1-2 tbsp almond milk, as needed
- Place oats and walnuts in the bowl of a large food processor. Process until well-combined. Add dates and process for another minute or so, or until well combined.
- Add cacao, flax, cinnamon, cayenne, and salt, and process again for another minute. Add a tablespoon of almond milk as needed to form a "dough ball."
- Roll into about 14 bites. Roll each bite in cocao powder. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge or freezer. I like them best from the freezer!
Keywords: mexican hot chocolate bites
Super healthy snack!
These are really good! The dark heat of the cayenne and cacao, and the flavor of cinnamon, all work well together. So far only ate them at room temp, but plan to freeze half the batch, refrigerate the other, and do a taste test at our tree decorating party. Thanks!
Alexis Joseph says
Superb!! Thanks for letting me know, Sam!
Made these last week to bring on a road trip. They were the perfect snack/dessert pick up me! Super easy to make and guilt free!
Wahoo! Thanks, Lisa 😉
These are lovely! After giving up refined sugar, dairy and gluten, I am always on the hunt for treats that I can have. I made these for Christmas, and they were wonderful! I love the kick that they cayenne pepper gives them. Not overpowering, but just enough. The texture is wonderful, and I agree - out of the freezer is the best. (Note: I used Almonds instead of walnuts, and subbed fresh squeezed orange juice for the Almond milk). They were excellent!
Those subs sound great! So glad you made them and loved them 🙂 happy holidays
Hmmmm I wonder if I grind up steel cut oats it will work. I need to get rid of food in my pantry! Mexican hot chocolate is DOPE. Thanks for the awesome recipe!
These are definitely going on my list of things to make this weekend. Thanks for the great recipe! And by the way, Heart is not a one-hit wonder band, thankyouverymuch. That's just a stab to my 80's band loving heart (ha!).
Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment says
These look amazing. I cannot wait to make them. Perfect for my sweet tooth. xo Lauren
I'm loving the oat-walnut-date sitch here! It's been forever since I've made truffles, and I'm thinking my Friday needs these supah bad. I'm down for making a uuuge batch and popping them out of the freezer whenever I need a treat. Just brilliant! xo
Erin @ The Almond Eater says
LOVE that these are made with oats. I used to use coconut flour because I thought that's what people wanted buuuuut I came to find that a lot of my readers prefer "regular" flour, so now I stick to whole wheat or oat flour! Anyway, these look awesome DUH.
Kelly @ Eat the Gains says
These looks amazing! So excited when I saw them on your snap yesterday. And you photography skills are getting so good!! I need to get to your level haha.