Recipe Review

You Only Need 5 Simple Ingredients for This Deliciously Easy Rice Cake Truffles Recipe

published Feb 4, 2023
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In the mood for a tasty new treat? Well, prepare to be wowed by this recipe for rice cake truffles by Luba Pavia. As the prolific recipe developer, plant-based nutritionist, and author (who goes by @cook.vegetarian on Instagram) shows in her video, this recipe is easy to make and only uses five simple ingredients. The best part? It requires very little time and effort.

Gather a few rice cakes, a banana, Medjool dates, peanut butter (or any nut butter of your choice), and dairy-free dark chocolate for the coating. If your sweet tooth reigns supreme, however, you can make your chocolate a bit creamier and sweeter by using vegan milk chocolate to give it a plant-based upgrade that tastes like a traditional chocolate bar.

Once you have all five ingredients ready, pour them into a food processor and — using the pulse function — mix it all together until it has the consistency of “crumbs” and sticks together. Shape the mixed truffle “dough” into tablespoon-sized balls. (Warning: This part may remind you of the pure joy of digging your hands into cookie dough when you were a kid.)

When they’re fully shaped, place all the balls in the freezer for 15 minutes so that the chocolate coating sets quickly. When the timer is complete, melt your chocolate and take the truffle balls out of the freezer. Dip each one into the melted chocolate, then set them on a cookie sheet — about 15 to 30 minutes — to set. And voila! A quick and easy treat to soothe your sweet tooth whenever you need.

For this snack, you can indulge right away or save them for later. If you do plan to hold them for a little longer, they will keep in the fridge for up to seven days, making them perfect for a tasty on-the-go treat. 

Looking for more sweet and simple treats to make? These vegan double chocolate cookies or vegan chocolate cupcakes are perfect to have handy for Valentine’s Day.