THERMOMIX Vegan Chocolate Truffles
+ dairy free
+ gluten free
+ refined sugar free
+ great source of magnesium
250g dairy-free dark chocolate (we recommend Alter Eco)
180g coconut milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp maple syrup
pinch sea salt
1 tsp whisky or liquor of choice
1 tsp instant coffee granules (optional)
Cocoa powder, for coating (optional)
Break chocolate into small pieces and place in TM bowl. Grate for 4 seconds, speed 8. Scrape down sides.
Add coconut milk, melt for 1.5 minutes, 50°C, speed 3. Scrape down sides.
Melt for a further 1.5 minutes, 50 °C, speed 2.
Add vanilla, maple syrup, salt, liquor and coffee (if using). Mix for 10 seconds, speed 4.
Place mixture in bowl and cover with cling wrap, pushing down flat on surface of chocolate mixture.
Place in refrigerator for 2 hours, or until chocolate mixture is firm enough to roll into a ball whilst still holding its shape.
Once firm, use a teaspoon to scoop out portions of chocolate mixture and roll into balls with clean, cool hands. Roll in cocoa powder or other coating.
Store in refrigerator, and let thaw for 5-10 minutes before enjoying.
Note: If chocolate mixture sticks to hands whilst rolling truffles, dust your hands is cocoa powder before continuing.
Variation: For added visual effect and flavour, roll truffles in desiccated coconut, crushed almonds or powdered toffee.
I recommend Alter Eco chocolate not only to nibble on (continuously) throughout the day, but also to cook up delicious treats with like my chocolate truffles above!
The Blackout dark chocolate flavour is vegan, also meaning dairy free, but don’t let that put you off as I can promise you it doesn’t lack the enjoyable smooth creamy texture normally created by milk. This chocolate is perfect to cook with as it is gives great flavour and texture to so many sweet recipes from truffles to sauces to cookies and cakes!
Alter Eco has a beautiful mission which includes focusing on ethical relationships with small scale farmers with a huge focus on sustainability and health meaning all products are fair trade, organic, gluten free, no artificial colours or flavours are used, and all whilst being produced in a way that causes minimal land damage.
Alter Eco chocolate can be found at most supermarkets and health food stores, best to call them up though before heading in to avoid disappointment. Click here to check out their products.
Alter Eco has kindly give us some blocks of their Blackout vegan chocolate to give away to one lucky reader. Visit our facebook page to find out more about this competition!!
Note: This is not a sponsored post and the opinions are our own. We like to support brands doing good things in the world, and we believe this is one of them.