Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! You might be thinking about the sweet treats you’d like to give to that special someone.
Before you go out and grab a box of conventional chocolates, you’ve got to check out this recipe.
Our Vegan Chocolate Truffles are the most decadent, mind-blowing, rich and creamy chocolate truffles we’ve ever tasted! And trust me, we’ve had our share of chocolate.
Store-bought chocolates unfortunately come with additives, preservatives, and lots of processed sugar, leaving you with a nasty sugar crash and an upset stomach.
These truffles are guilt-free and won’t leave you with a sugar crash, plus a gift of homemade treats always means so much more than those bought from the store.
This recipe uses raw cacao, which is naturally high in essential minerals like magnesium, chromium, iron, zinc, copper and manganese, plus it is the one of the highest natural sources of antioxidants. The roasting process used to make traditional cocoa destroys these key nutrients by changing the chemical structure, so using raw cacao makes these little truffles packed with extra superfood power.
These treats have another secret superfood ingredient: maca powder! Maca is a Peruvian root known for its ability to help balance hormones, stabilize mood, manage stress levels, enhance strength and stamina, and increase energy and endurance.
We hope you enjoy this delicious sweet vegan chocolatey treat! Let us know what you think in the comments below.
For more healthy Valentine’s Day treats, check out our Mexican Haute Chocolates, Chocolate Almond Butter Cups, Lemon Balls, and Salted Date Caramels. Yum!
With love and chocolate bliss,
Jo & Jules
Vegan Chocolate Truffles
Yield: About 30 truffles
- ½ cup coconut oil, warmed to soften
- ¼ tsp. Himalayan crystal salt plus a pinch for garnish
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- ¾ cup maple syrup
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1 TB. maca powder
- ¾ cup raw cacao powder, divided
In a high-speed blender, blend the warmed coconut oil, salt, vanilla extract and maple syrup. Add the shredded coconut slowly and blend until smooth. Add in the maca powder and ½ cup of cacao powder and blend until thoroughly combined and there are no more chunks of cacao powder. Transfer mixture to an airtight container and place in the refrigerator to harden, at least 2 hours.
Spoon heaping tablespoons of the mixture and roll into small balls. If the mixture sticks to your hands and you aren’t able to roll it easily, put it back into the refrigerator for a little longer to achieve the right consistency.
Dust finished truffles with the remaining ¼ cup of cacao powder and enjoy! Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
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