Posted on: 26 May 2021
Finding vegan chocolate is not too difficult these days. Even some brands of chocolate chips are making their products vegan by default. What can be harder, though, is finding vegan chocolate truffles. Since truffles are generally made with milk, cream, and butter, ordinary truffles are never vegan, and there are not that many vegan ones to choose from on store shelves. If you come across some vegan chocolate truffles, definitely give them a try. But if not, you can just buy the vegan chocolate and then follow this recipe to make your own vegan truffles.
- 3 cups semi-sweet vegan chocolate chips
- 1 cup coconut cream
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- a pinch of salt
Step 1: Make the chocolate ganache.
First, you will make a chocolate ganache, which you could just as easily use as a vegan ice cream topping if you weren't in the mood to make truffles. Start by pouring the coconut cream into the top compartment of a double boiler. Add the pinch of salt, and whisk to combine. Cook over medium-low heat until the coconut cream reaches about 120 degrees F. Then, turn the heat down to low, and add 2 cups of chocolate chips. Keep whisking until the chocolate fully melts and blends into the coconut cream.
Pour the ganache into a glass bowl, cover it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 2 - 3 hours.
Step 2: Shape the truffles.
With the ganache hardened, it is now time to shape it into balls. Place your cocoa powder in a shallow bowl. Then, Dig the ganache out of the bowl one teaspoon at a time. Drop each teaspoon of ganache into the cocoa powder, and then use your hands to roll it into a ball. The cocoa should keep it from sticking. Place all of your truffles on a baking sheet, and refrigerate for another 30 minutes.
Step 3: Coat the truffles.
Combine the remaining chocolate chips and the coconut oil in a double-boiler. Heat over medium heat until the chocolate chips are fully melted. Remove the melted chocolate from the heat, and use toothpicks to dip the truffles into it, one at a time. Place the coated truffles on a wax paper-lined baking sheet, and refrigerate them until the coating is set.
Store your vegan chocolate truffles in the fridge, and enjoy them as a special treat. Vegans and non-vegans alike will think they're wonderful.Share