I have a big sweet tooth especially when it comes to chocolate, I often find that eating standard dairy chocolate leaves me feeling sickly, sluggish and never really gives me my chocolate fix.
This recipe for vegan truffles has been a family favourite in our house for a while, we have a couple of variations that we regularly make and each time they are a huge hit.
Now I'm pretty confident you will love this recipe as much as we do! I have converted many of my friends and family (some of whom are not veggie or vegan) and they are hooked, so much so that they are making the truffles for themselves, dinner party treats and gifts.
The best thing about them is a little goes a long way, you get your chocolate fix, know the ingredients are good quality, and they are not filled with crap like regular shop bought chocolate. YEY! No taste or flavour is compromised, this stuff is pure luxury and its all good for you. You will have to try it to believe it.
This is super quick, easy, and great fun to make plus the basic mix only needs 3 ingredients.
YOU WILL NEED
1 cup melted raw coconut oil (I used vita coco)1 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup pure powdered cocoa, plus a little extra for dusting (I used Bioglan)
Very lightly melt your coconut oil in a bowl so it becomes a liquid. Next add in your maple syrup and cocoa powder, give it all a really good mix to make sure it's nice and smooth, this should take a few minuets, you can also use a cappuccino whisk to ensure it's extra smooth.
Place the bowl in the fridge for 10-15 minutes until it has lightly firmed up to the consistence of whipped cream (I like to mix it every couple of minutes during to cool down time to ensure a smooth truffle).
The next step is so much fun and a tad messy! Scoop around a teaspoon of truffle mix into a dusting bowl and quickly roll it in a ball, then pop it on a plate, you can add anything to dust your truffles, try cocoa, matcha, shredded coconut or nuts.
Place on a plate and pop them in the fridge or freezer to fully firm up, you can give them a second roll once cool if you want them less rustic looking.
That's it you're all done! You will never want to reach for a crappy waxy generic chocolate bar again.
OUR FAVOURITE TRUFFLE COMBOS
Coffee Truffles- just add a teaspoon or two of ground coffee to the basic mix (perfect for a mid-morning pick me up).
Coconut and cranberry- Mix chopped up dried cranberry's to the mix, then dust them with shredded coconut and top with a whole cranberry.
Peppermint- Add a few drops of peppermint oil to your mix, then dust in cocoa powder and ground dried mint leaves.
Orange Truffles- Simply add some orange extract to your mix, dust with cocoa powder and top with some orange zest.
Nut butter Swirl- Before your are ready to roll, swirl a few teaspoons of your favourite nut or seed butter through your mix, finish of by dusting with crushed nuts or cocoa powder.
Matcha Truffles- For this I just make the basic mix then add some matcha for dusting, once again these are perfect for mid mornings and busy days.P.S.
Not only do these little truffles taste like a slice of heaven they are also great to add to some plant based or dairy milk to make a yummy indulgent hot chocolate for the colder months. Plus you can store them wrapped individually in the freezer or fridge, if they last that long. This recipe is an entry into the #Swearbyit challenge with Vita Coco. Find more great coconut oil recipes and tips on using
coconut oil at www.swearbyit.com.
The list is endless here so get experimenting, be sure to leave me a comment with some of your combination ideas and let me know if you made them, I would love to know what you think!