Choc Peppermint Vegan Truffles
The sexier alternative to junk food (and you’d never know they were healthy)
What you will need
- Raw cacao x 3 tbsp
- Raw coconut oil x 3 tbsp
- Perfect Spirulina powder x 1 tbsp
- Food grade peppermint oil (few drops)
- Almonds 1/2 cup (organic if possible)
- Cashews 1/2 cup (organic if possible)
- Desiccated Coconut (organic)
- Medjool dates x 5
- Cacao nibs or raw buckwheat handful (for crunch)
- Rice malt or maple syrup x 2 tbsp
- Raw cacao butter 100g
- Food processor
What to do
- Grab your food processor and add most of the ingredients then add only 2 tbsp of the cacao (save the other spoonful for the chocolate layer) and process until the mixture forms a ball. You may or may not need to add a little more coconut oil, just see how you go?
- Once it has formed a moist (but not wet) ball, make small balls by rolling small amounts of mixture between you clean hands. You can adjust the size depending on how big you like them.
- When you have created all of your little choc peppermint vegan truffles, pop them into the freezer to firm up.
- Now it’s time to get onto the chocolate layer…
- In a saucepan add 100g of raw cacao butter. You may wish to chop it up into small pieces first.
- Add 2 tbsp of your chosen syrup and 1 tbsp of raw cacao. (you can add more if you like it rich).
- Whisk this up until it has all dissolved and then let it cool.
- You might like to grab a bowl of icy water to speed the process up but be careful as the mixture sets pretty quick when using this method.
- If you do want to do this it’s pretty simple (I never said it’s not messy though hehe). Just grab a bowl of icy water and submerge your saucepan of chocolately goodness into the cold water then using a whisk, whisk the mixture until it thickens up.
- When I made these I made the mistake of over-whisking it so it made it quite tricky to mould the chocolate around the truffles but I had fun making a mess.
- When your truffles have firmed up enough, take them out of the freezer and mould the chocolate mixture around the truffles. If the mixture is not completely set you should be able to roll them in the mix and if not you’ll have to use your hands (like I did) to create this outer layer.
- Once they look smooth you can pop them back into the freezer to harden up.
These raw chocolate peppermint truffles are not just for vegans, anyone can enjoy them. They are also Gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, wheat-free and contain no refined sugar.
Make a batch this week for the kids, they will love them! ♥ And let me know in the comments below what you think of them.