“I’m in LOVE, I’m in LOVE and I don’t care who knows it!” ~ Buddy the Elf
These simple vegan chocolate truffles are made with superfoods like dark chocolate, real maple syrup, coconut milk, Himalayan salt, vanilla bean and espresso! They are easy to make, decadent and made with lots of real superfoods!
I created these truffles as an alternative to the ones with all the processed sugar or heavy creams and guess what?! I think they taste even BETTER! (But you may have to check to see for yourself…)
Eating real foods doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor, texture or your need to fulfill your sweet tooth!
The texture is incredible, the flavor is decadent and you receive the benefits of superfoods like coconut oil and dark chocolate (which are high in antioxidants and low in sugar), making this a good for you food that also feels good!
The best part is not only are they tasty, flavorful and good for you — but, they are also easy to make!
This is a great dessert to make for your Valentine, girlfriend or family to show them how much you love them or for any special occasion.
I’m giving you the recipe to make 8 truffles, but this recipe can easily be doubled, tripled, or even quadrupled.
My Simple Vegan Chocolate Truffles go back to the basics!
The chocolate ganache mixture comes together in a mere 15 minutes, and then is chilled in the fridge until it is firm. Once scooped and shaped, you simply roll your balls in cocoa powder. Whoop, instant chocolate truffles!
- 125 grams vegan dark chocolate (4 ounces)
- 95 grams coconut milk (3 ounces)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon espresso powder
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1 teaspoon whisky or liqueur of choice (optional)
- cocoa powder, for coating
- Break chocolate into pieces and place chocolate in a bowl. In a small saucepan, heat coconut milk on low heat until it comes to a full simmer. Do not let it boil.
Take off the heat and pour hot coconut milk over broken chocolate. Let sit for a minute or two.
After sitting, stir with a spatula until all the chocolate has melted and you have a smooth chocolate ganache.
Add vanilla, espresso powder, maple syrup, sea salt and liqueur (if using) to ganache. Stir well.
Chill your bowl of ganache in the refrigerator until ganache has thickened, firm and is scoopable, about 2-3 hours. Stir every 30 minutes or so to ensure it chills evenly.
Once firm, using a teaspoon, scoop out portions of ganache and roll into balls with clean, cool hands.
If your palms start to get warm and messy, wash your hands before continuing. Roll truffles in cocoa powder to coat.
Store in refrigerator, and let thaw for 5-10 minutes before enjoying.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours (includes time to set)
Happy Valentine’s Day!