Vegan Chocolate Truffles

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Vegan Chocolate Truffles

This Vegan Chocolate Truffle recipe utilizes the flavor combination of two different types of chocolate for maximum flavor depth. These vegan truffles are then enhanced further by the addition of vanilla extract, touch of salt then rolled in the coating of your choice to make them truly delectable. For certified choco-holics only.

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Vegan Chocolate Truffle Recipe

¼ cup non-dairy milk
2 teaspoons arrowroot powder or tapioca starch
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon apple cider vinegar

1 ½ cups + 3 Tablespoons confectioners sugar, sifted

4 oz. unsweetened baker's chocolate, 100% cacao content
2 Tablespoons Vegan Butter or margarine
¼ teaspoon salt

½ cup coating of your choice (see below)

1) Whisk together the non-dairy milk mixture

In a small bowl whisk together the non-dairy milk, arrowroot powder, vanilla extract and apple cider vinegar. Set aside.

2) Prepare the confectioners sugar

In a large bowl, sift the confectioners sugar and set aside.

3) Whisk the chocolate mixture together

Break the baker's chocolate into 1 inch pieces. In a medium saucepan, whisk together the chocolate, Vegan Butter and salt until it's completely melted. Whisk in the non-dairy milk arrowroot or tapioca mixture from Step 1 until it's well incorporated. Transfer the mixture to a medium size mixing bowl. 

4) Mix in the confectioners sugar

Add half of the powdered sugar to the mixing bowl and mix with an electric mixer for a few minutes. Add the other half of the powdered sugar and mix it with it with a wooden spoon until well incorporated. Knead the the mixture with your hands for about a minute.  

5) Roll the vegan chocolate truffles into a balls and coat

Place a chunk in between the palms of your hands and roll into a 1 inch ball. Drop into the  desired coating and turn until well covered. Repeat with the remainder of the mixture. Allow the truffles to sit in a cool place for an hour to firm up. Keep the truffles in a cool place. This recipe makes about 12 Vegan Chocolate Truffles.

Vegan Chocolate Truffle Coatings

cocoa powder
shredded coconut
melted chocolate
powdered sugar
maple sugar
vanilla powder

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Great base with endless possibilities

Just made these and love 'em! Tried several coatings, and my fave by far is coconut sugar - adds a little texture without losing the truffle idea. Tried mixing in a wee bit (SMIDGE) of almond oil after making half as directed, and oooh that was nice. Well, "as directed" except had to chill a few minutes before shaping into balls for some reason, started out making a gooey mess but 10 minutes in the fridge was perfect.
Hope to experiment with orange oil, peppermint oil, rum or bourbon next. Thanks for this brilliant, versatile recipe!

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Is there a substitute for the apple cider vinegar? I'm making these non-vegan by the way :)


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Hi Sara! If you're making them non-vegan and using regular butter, feel free to forego adding the apple cider vinegar. I call for it in this recipe to add an additional layer of butteriness. Good luck!

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Can you put liquor in these truffles?

Can you put a small amount of liquor (for flavor) in these truffles without affecting the consistency?

Owner's reply

This is a great question Rachel! I absolutely adore liquor infused chocolates. You should be able to swap out the vanilla extract with liquor to get a liquor infused chocolate. If you want to keep the vanilla extract in place, you could still probably get away with swapping out some of the non-dairy milk with liquor but since I haven't tested it, I just don't now how much exactly. If you give this a shot, let me know! I'd love to add this as an option in this recipe.

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Absolutely love

I adore this recipe. It's easy, tastes amazing, and is well loved by plenty of my non-vegan friends even. The only bad thing I could say about this recipe is that it's difficult to stop eating them! xx

Owner's reply

So glad you liked the truffles Aly! Thanks for sharing!

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Hi Mattie. I was wondering what I could use instead of the 4 oz. unsweetened baker's chocolate, 100% cacao, since where I live, in India, it isn't available. All you get here thats vegan is chocolate compound, and honestly, I have no idea what the heck that is!! :0)

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Hi Sneha,

I have no idea what "chocolate compound" is either! Unfortunately this recipe relies on the combination of unsweetened bakers chocolate and powdered sugar for its base. Someday soon I'm going to work on a more traditional truffle recipe which will use regular chocolate.

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How long will these keep? My wedding is in two weeks and I want to make a huge batch to put in thank you bags for my guests but I'd like to make them the weekend before. Would they keep for a week in the refrigerator?

Owner's reply

Congratulations on your wedding Anna! These truffles will keep for at least a few weeks in a covered container stored in a cool, dry place.

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These truffles are heavenly! They're simple, yet so decadent.

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At what point does the vanilla get added?

Owner's reply

Hi sweet semosh, Thanks for noticing this! I've just updated the recipe to include the vanilla extract in the first step.

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