Love chocolate but want to avoid dairy? I have you covered. Indulge this Festive season with my latest creation – the Easiest Vegan Chocolate Truffles!
With just five simple ingredients and a mere 20 minutes of your time, these truffles not only taste like a decadent dream but also make for the perfect festive gifts.
Picture this: velvety, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate bliss that’s surprisingly easy to whip up. Whether you’re treating yourself or sharing the joy, these truffles are a delightful addition to your holiday celebrations.
They’re so good; you won’t believe they’re vegan!
- 260g dairy free chocolate (70% cacao)
- ½ cup coconut milk or dairy free milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt (optional)
- 2 tablespoon unsweetened cacao powder
- Chop the chocolates as finely as possible and place in a medium-sized mixing bowl. The finer the chocolate is chopped, the easier and quicker it will melt when the warm milk is added.
- Next, heat up the coconut or dairy free milk so it's hot (but not boiling) over a saucepan on medium heat until it just starts to simmer or heat for 30 seconds in the microwave.
- As soon as the milk is hot enough, pour over the chocolate and add a cover or tea towel over the bowl to trap the heat. Cover for 5 minutes without looking! Then remove the cover and stir until mixture is completely melted and is smooth and creamy.
- If there is some unmelted chocolate, pop the bowl in the microwave in ten second increments until smooth.
- Add vanilla and salt if using and mix through again with a spoon.
- Set the mixture in the fridge to chill uncovered for 2-3 hours, or until almost completely solid. A good test is dipping a knife into the middle of the bowl to see if any chocolate sticks. If it comes out mostly clean, it's ready to scoop. If there's still wet chocolate in the centre, continue cooling in the fridge.
- Once chilled and firm, get a small plate and add the cocoa or cacao powder for rolling (optional). See recipe notes for festive ideas on decorating.
- With a tablespoon, scoop out the chocolate and roll your hands to form chocolate balls. Toss into the cocoa powder on all sides and shake off any excess powder. Complete the rest of the batch.
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- Be as festive as you like with these. Roll in freeze-dried raspberries for a red accent, shredded coconut for snowballs or crushed candy cane for a very festive twist.
- Enjoy truffles straight away or refrigerate for 1-2 hours or overnight. This allows them to set and firm up.
- Store truffles covered in the fridge. To serve, let them come to room temperature for 10-15 minutes so they are smooth and creamy and just a little soft.
- Most vegan and dairy free chocolate contains soy. Please check the food labels carefully if you need to avoid.