The Perfect Vegan Truffles

The Perfect Vegan Truffles

Prep Time: 10 min Total Time: 3 hrs Yields: 24

When I first started dating Nathan AGES AGO, I wanted to bake something for him - because I’m from the country, and that's just what you do for people you care about! So for our first Valentine's Day, I set out to make him the ultimate treat for the occasion - truffles! The problem was that at the time, I had never even eaten a truffle - so I really had no idea what it should taste like or even what its texture should be like. The process literally spanned over 24 hours, and the results were so bad that I lost my sanity for a little while! Since then, I have become determined to not only master the truffle, but to find a way to make the process much simpler so that anyone can make them! This recipe is the result of my trial and error over the years, and I could not be more happy with the results! No matter what toppings you use, the extremely smooth and flavorful ganache for these truffles is sure to please and only takes a few minutes of actually working with your hands to make. Trust us, people will be blown away that you went through all the work to make truffles for the holidays, when in reality, it will only take you a few minutes - but don't worry, we won't tell! We hope that these delicious treats bring joy to you and yours this holiday season!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups dark chocolate, finely chopped

  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk

  • 1 tsp Madagascar Bourbon vanilla

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder

  • 1/2 cup coconut, shredded

  • 1/2 cup roasted pistachios, finely chopped

Instructions:

  1. Place chopped dark chocolate in a medium-sized, heat-safe bowl. Add salt and vanilla to the chocolate.

  2. Microwave the coconut milk for 90 seconds. Pour the coconut milk over the chocolate and cover for 5 minutes to allow the steam to melt the chocolate. Gently whisk the chocolate until the the milk is fully incorporated and the chocolate is silky and smooth. Tip: Don’t over whip the chocolate or you could introduce too much air into the mixture.

  3. Place the chocolate in the fridge uncovered for 2-3 hours, or until the chocolate is solid all the way to center of the bowl. Once the chocolate is solid, scoop out about a tablespoon at a time and roll into a ball quickly to prevent melting before placing on parchment paper to set. Tip: Wearing disposable rubber gloves REALLY helps the chocolate hold together and keeps the mess to a minimum.

  4. Once you roll out all the chocolate, begin rolling the balls in the toppings. If the toppings aren’t sticking, hold the chocolate in you hand for roughly 10 seconds and allow the heat from your hand to melt the chocolate just enough to get the toppings to stick.

  5. Store in an airtight container.

  6. Enjoy!

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