By admin | February 14, 2012

By: Michele Wolfson

This recipe will not just win over a vegetarian- it will win over everyone. Melt-in-your-mouth truffles are irresistible and easy to make! These delectable truffles are the perfect handmade gift to present to your loved one this holiday.

A good way to jazz up this Valentine’s Day even more is to sip on a flavored liqueur, such as Chambord, Frangelico, or Kahlaºa along with your chocolate truffles. An after-dinner drink and some vegan truffles are the perfect way to end a vegetarian Valentine’s Day meal.

Click here for a great Homemade Kahlua Recipe.

Vegan Chocolate Truffles: Recipe

Yield: 16 – teaspoon size truffles

Ingredients:
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 TBS coconut oil
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
pinch sea salt
8 oz good quality/fair trade bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped or ground

Truffle Garnishes: (Place each on small separate plates)
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup dried coconut
2 teaspoons dried chili powder with 1 Tablespoon of sugar
Or any combo you like.

Method:

  1.  Line 1 standard size sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small pot, combine coconut milk, coconut oil, cinnamon, extract and salt. Heat on a low flame until mixture comes to a boil.
  3. Place ground chocolate in a medium size bowl. Pour the mixture in the pot over the chocolate and let it sit for 2-3 minutes. Using a wooden spoon, blend ingredients together without any lumps.
  4. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  5. Use a small spoon to scoop out a small amount of the mixture. Quickly roll into any of your toppings plates.
  6. Place truffles on a baking sheet. Place in the refrigerator and allow them to firm up. Serve chilled.

Photos: Michele Wolfson

Michele Wolfson is a graduate of The Natural Gourmet Institute and is passionate about all areas of food, from writing about it, to photographing, growing, cooking, and consuming it. A vegetarian since she was seven years old, Michele knows the ins and outs of enjoying a healthy vegetarian lifestyle in Manhattan, which she writes about for Examiner.com as its Manhattan Vegetarian Examiner.

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