Macadamia Passionfruit Truffles

A bite-sized vegan truffle that takes advantage of high health ingredients rolled into a convenient hit of whole food energy—ideal for an afternoon pick me up, after dinner sweet something or for popping into school lunch boxes. 

Make time: 20 mins

Makes: 12

Equipment required: food processor


¾ cup macadamia nuts
1 cup dried coconut
4 tablespoons coconut nectar or raw agave
zest of 1 lemon
pinch of sea salt
¼ teaspoon vanilla powder
(or ½ teaspoon extract)
1 tablespoon freeze-dried passionfruit powder
extra dried coconut for rolling


Place ½ cup of the macadamias in a food processor and blend into a smooth butter. (This is also how you can make your own fresh macadamia butter.)

Add half the coconut along with your sweetener of choice, lemon zest, salt and vanilla to the food processor and blend together until well combined – the resulting mixture will be quite sticky.

Add remaining coconut and macadamias along with the passionfruit powder, and blend for 5 to 10 seconds until the mixture comes together but some texture remains. If your mixture is too sticky to work with, add small amounts of dried coconut until you can form a ball with it.

Take tablespoon amounts of the mixture and form each into a soft ball, then roll in extra dried coconut. Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.