Chocolate Donut Holes + 5 Valentine Giveaways

This week marked the first week my tendon didn't hurt while running (HURRAH!) so celebrating with a lil' something special sounded like the perfect idea. Running, family and friend time and decadent protein-packed "donut holes" made for a perfect end to the weekend, as I start up again on my marathon training.

Speaking of marathon training, if you skip the coating, these work well for long run nourishment, and are a great vegan protein source. I may have to remake these after next Sunday's 8-10 miles. Or say, just for breakfast. If these nuggets sound familiar, it's because they are similar to my original Vegan Donut Holes; these just have a chocolate spin ;)

vegan healthy chocolate donut holes

In addition to these yummy treats, scroll down for my top 5 pick of Valentine's Day Giveaways! Win some vegan Valentine treats/items for you or a loved one...and enjoy your day of luuuv

Chocolate Vegan Donut Holes

Yields 2 dozen


1 cup sunflower seeds

1/2 cup vanilla or chocolate vegan protein powder*

1/2 cup gluten-free oats

16 Medjool dates

2 TBSP cacao powder

1/2 tsp cinnamon

2-3 TBSP water

"Chocolate Coating* (optional)

3 TBSP melted coconut oil

2 tsp pure maple syrup

2 tsp cacao powder


1. In a food processor, combine all the ingredients, adding water last and adding just enough until the mixture comes together into a dough.

2. Roll into 24 balls and chill on a silicone mat-lined cookie sheet in the freezer for 15-20 min.

3. Melt the coconut oil and stir in syrup and cacao. Roll each ball in the mixture, and chill for a few minutes. Repeat a couple times for a thicker sweeter coating. It's also delicious without the coating though not as

decadent! big!

1. Rau Chocolate and vegan cookie dough giveaway. You can enter to win it HERE

vegan valentine's day giveaway

2. Weego Red & White Seersucker TWIN Baby Carrier. Click here for info on how to enter to win this quality baby carrier for you or a friend!

weego free baby carrier giveaway

3. Califia Farms Fiveaway. Click here to enter to A YEAR of dairy-free yumminess!

4. 100% Pure Beauty. Click here for info on how to win a load of vegan and cruelty-free beauty products!

5. Organic Chocolate Giveaway. Click here for info on winning a bunch of vegan chocolate products and organic chocolate treats!

Good luck! Let me know if you love this vegan giveaway list (I know I sure do) and I'll be sure to compile another one for my fave holiday: St. Patrick's Day!

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