Vegan Chocolate Truffle Recipe

Chocolate Truffles

Author: Mind

Chocolate Truffles

These melt-in-the-mouth vegan chocolate truffles could not be simpler to make and you can adjust the recipe to your taste by playing with different spices, dried fruits and nuts to create delicious flavours.

Total Time: 20 minutes to prepare with four hours chilling time

Servings: 12

Total Time: 20 minutes to prepare with four hours chilling time

Servings: 12

Ingredients

Method

Ingredients

(Servings: 12)

  • 20 20 ml light coconut milk
  • 25 25 g dairy-free dark chocolate
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon, ground cloves, and ground ginger
  • 0.25 0.25 tbsp coconut oil
  • 0.083333333333333 0.083333333333333 tsp vanilla extract
  • Caster sugar to taste (optional)
  • 0.25 0.25 tbsp desiccated coconut (for decorating)
  • 0.25 0.25 tbsp chopped hazelnuts (for decorating)
  • 0.16666666666667 0.16666666666667 tbsp cocoa powder (for decorating)

Method

  1. Pour the coconut milk into a small pan over a low heat and heat through, don’t let it boil.
  2. Break the chocolate into chunks in a bowl, add the coconut oil, then pour over the coconut milk and stir gently until everything is melted together.
  3. Stir in the vanilla and the spices and caster sugar to taste. Cover the bowl and place in the fridge to set for at least 4 hours. If you’re in a hurry just pop it in the freezer for an hour instead.
  4. When the truffle mixture is almost set, set out three plates, and spread a layer of coconut, nuts and the cocoa powder onto them.
  5. Using a teaspoon, scoop out little balls of the truffle mixture and roll in the palm of your hands, placing them onto a tray as you go. It’s totally up to you how you decorate them – you can roll the balls in the toasted coconut or chopped nuts, or for a simple finish, roll them in cocoa powder.
  6. Return the decorated truffles to the fridge for around 10 minutes to firm up, then serve.

The mental health charity Mind has created these luxurious vegan-friendly truffles for Crafternoon on November 30 – the nation’s largest Crafting fundraiser. To find out more and host your own Crafternoon this Christmas, click here.

 

One in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem in any given year and Crafternoon is a fantastic way to raise funds in support of those of us affected. Take part on 30 November and help raise money so that Mind can provide information and advice to people in their time of need.

 

For further information, head to mind.org.uk/crafternoonregister