There are some delicious vegan chocolate truffles out there. But if you're someone who likes to cook and make candy, you might want to make your own vegan chocolate truffles instead. All you need is some vegan chocolate and a couple of other simple ingredients. Follow this guide to make, coat, and store your own vegan chocolate truffles.
Making the Truffles
To make a small batch of vegan chocolate truffles, you need the following ingredients:
- 1 cup vegan chocolate chips or chunks — dark chocolate is best
- 1/2 cup coconut cream
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1/8 teaspoon real vanilla extract (do not use the imitation kind; it is not always vegan)
Pour the coconut cream, salt, and vanilla into a small saucepan. Warm these ingredients over low heat. You do not want them to simmer or boil — just to become warm. When the coconut cream is warm, add half of your vegan chocolate. Stir to melt. Once the chocolate is nearly melted, stir in the additional chocolate. Keep stirring until you have a uniform mixture. Place the saucepan in the fridge for four hours. The truffle mixture will solidify.
Coating the Truffles
You do want to coat the truffles because otherwise, they will get too sticky to handle. You can coat them in anything you want, really. A lot of graham crackers are vegan. You could crush some up and roll your truffles in graham cracker crumbs. You could also roll the truffles in cocoa powder, crushed Oreo cookies (they're vegan), or even rainbow sprinkles.
Regardless of what you coat your truffles with, here's how to do it.
- Scoop a teaspoon of truffle material out of your saucepan.
- Drop the scoop in your coating material.
- Gently roll the scoop of truffle in the coating material.
- Transfer the truffle material to your hands, and continue rolling it until it forms a uniform ball.
Storing the Truffles
Once you have all of your truffles coated, you need to store them. Place them on wax paper with a little space between them, and place the wax paper inside a sealable container. Store the container in the fridge for up to a week. Make sure you keep the lid on tight; the truffles may otherwise take on flavors and odors from your fridge.
And there you have it: an easy way to make your own vegan chocolate truffles. Once you try them, you'll want to make them again and again.