L'ECKLECT® Lifestyle: Foodie Guest/ /Easy Dark Chocolate Vegan Truffles
Lately we've seen a lack of food creativity for our blog so we went on a little scout towards three of the most tastefully quirky creative food lovers who can share with us some knowledge about only the best thing that can happen to life, that is, food. I won't speak too much about these individuals but I'll let their post say a bit about what they're about. On first seat please help me welcome Miss Precious Lesetedi!
Hi there! *waves*
I used to roll my eyes hard whenever I saw the word ‘vegan’ next to anything I love and thoroughly enjoy. This was partly because all the vegan food I ever saw was poorly seasoned, visually unappetizing and just gross looking. Fast forward to years later I’m over here making vegan truffles (kinda odd right? :D). These little balls of chocolatey goodness are super easy to put together, indulgent and not all the way bad. Got a microwave? Great, no microwave? Fret not, you can use the double boiler method. Got a refrigerator? Awesome, no refrigerator? (eeerr, I’ve got nothing, you do need a fridge for this one).
- 284g dark chocolate 60-70 % cocoa is great for this
- 7 tablespoons coconut milk
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- Vanilla Extract (or essence, we won’t judge J )
- pinch of salt (adding salt to your dessert intensifies the flavor, do it)
Toppings (have fun with this)
- melted chocolate
- Ground almonds (or any nuts really)
- Unsweetened Desiccated coconut
Place all the filling ingredients in a microwave bowl and let it go for 30 seconds. Stir with a spatula then put it back into the microwave for another 30 seconds. Repeat the microwave process until your chocolate mixture is completely smooth, be careful not to burn your chocolate.
Now cover your mixture and place it in the fridge for 3 hours to set.
Take it out of the fridge and form in to small equal balls and place on a baking paper lined tray and let it sit for another 30 minutes in the fridge to firm up.
Jazz up your truffles with toppings of your choice, stick em back into the fridge until set. Now you can enjoy your truffles.
You can box these up and send them to a friend as a gift (just tell your friend to keep these in the fridge, this heat is not here to make friends), you can call that friend over and enjoy a nice cup of golden latte (you know I'll hook you up with the recipe later :) ) and truffles with them or you can do the adult thing and enjoy these one at a time as a reward for doing 200 squats a day or sticking with that diet, or both really, your truffles, your choice (if you eat them all up even at ganache stage, remember this is a safe place, we will not judge you, but just don't do that J)
Article by: Precious Lesetedi
Photo Credits: Precious Lesetedi