Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Truffles

Ok all you chocaholics out there.  The hardest part of making these is waiting for the chocolate to cool.  Once it does LOOK OUT!!  Your in for an amazing treat that will delight your chocolate senses.

Just the right creaminess and not overly sweet.  The raw cacao for the covering has a bit of a bitter taste and added to this as a covering is HEAVENLY!! These truffles truly are simple,  2 ingredients, and no fancy equipment! Simply chop chocolate then heat with coconut milk until it’s melted, chill and scoop! It’s as easy as that.  Remember Michael doesn’t like complicated.

I know you love these!

These make the perfect dessert to snack on during the week and to take along to parties. Michael has to make a few batches when taking these to a party.  They do not last long at all.  Considering the price for store bought truffles, this is so much better.  You know exactly what is in these.

If you give this recipe a try, let us know what you think! Leave a comment and rate it – it’s really helpful to let Michael know you enjoyed these. (He kind of likes a pat on the back once in awhile.) And don’t forget to take a picture and tag it #michaelsholistichealing on Instagram!

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chocolate truffles
Chocolate Truffles
Prep Time
2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
2 hrs 31 mins
 
Course: Snack
Calories: 1547 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cup vegan dark chocolate - finely chopped 255 grams - regular dark chocolate will work
  • 7 tbsp coconut milk 90 ml
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
OPTIONAL
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder for coating
  • 1/4 cup shaved coconut for coating if not using cacao
Instructions
  1. Place finely chopped chocolate in a medium-sized mixing bowl. The finer the chocolate is chopped, the easier it will melt and the quicker the truffle-making process will go.
  2. in a small sauce pan heat the coconut milk to simmer

  3. add in the chocolate and slowly stir until all the chocolate is completely melted.  do not stir too rapidly or get the mixture too hot.

  4. add the vanilla and gently stir it in

  5. Set the mixture in the refrigerator 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 center, continue refrigerating.

  6. Once chilled and firm, prepare a small dish of coconut or cacao powder for rolling (optional).

    Use a Tablespoon-sized scoop or a Tablespoon to scoop out small balls (see photo), then use your hands to gently but quickly roll/form the chocolate into balls.

  7. Toss in coconut or cacao powder to coat and shake off excess (or leave bare), then set on a parchment-lined serving dish. Continue until all chocolate is scooped. There should be about 16 truffles, depending on the size of your scoop

  8. If any of the chocolate near the center of the bowl was too soft to form, refrigerate that portion for a bit longer before proceeding.
  9. Enjoy truffles immediately, or refrigerate for 1-2 hours or overnight. This allows them to set and firm up.

    Store truffles covered in the refrigerator for best freshness. To serve, let come to room temperature for 10-15 minutes before serving for optimum creaminess.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Truffles
Amount Per Serving (20 grams)
Calories 1547 Calories from Fat 918
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 102g 157%
Saturated Fat 92g 460%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 263mg 11%
Potassium 2054mg 59%
Total Carbohydrates 145g 48%
Dietary Fiber 17g 68%
Sugars 78g
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin C 2.6%
Calcium 72.8%
Iron 54.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

These are a huge hit at Costa Rica Retreat Center

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