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Decadent Vegan Truffles (No-Bake Dessert!)

Last Updated on October 11, 2023

Ensure your weight loss goals are never met by snacking on these vegan truffles! 😆 

These delectable chocolate truffles are made with blueberries, Dutch-processed cocoa powder and dark chocolate for an unrivaled combination of multiple layers of sweetness. 

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dairy-free alternative to traditional chocolate treats.

Let’s dive into the ingredients and techniques used to create these rich, creamy confections that are perfect for gift-giving or personal indulgence.

Vegan Truffles

Vegan truffles are a delightful and indulgent plant-based treat that closely resemble their non-vegan counterparts in taste, texture, and appearance.

Traditionally, chocolate truffles contain dairy ingredients such as cream or butter to create the velvety, smooth ganache center.

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To make vegan chocolate truffles, begin with chocolate ganache made by high-quality chopped chocolate or vegan chocolate chips combined with coconut cream to provide an intense flavor profile that many find irresistible.

You can also add other ingredients for textural variety, such as crushed nuts, coconut oil or even strawberry powder and cookie crumbs.

To finish off these bite-sized orbs of bliss, they may be rolled in cocoa powder or dipped into additional melted dairy-free chocolate for a polished look.

Easy Vegan Chocolate Truffle Recipe

You’ll need the following ingredients:

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  • ½ cup/125ml coconut cream
  • ½ cup/15g freeze-dried blueberries or raspberries
  • 8 oz/225g semi-sweet chocolate ( or you can use vegan white chocolate)
  • 1 tsp/5ml vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup/40g dried wild blueberries
  • ¼ cup/20g cocoa powder (Dutch-processed preferred)

Dairy-free Dark Chocolate

The first step in making delicious vegan truffles is selecting the right chocolate. Luckily, there are plenty of dairy-free options available on the market.

Look for chocolate that contains cocoa butter instead of milk solids or whey protein. Alternatively, opt for dark chocolate with a high percentage of cocoa solids to enhance its richness and depth of flavor.

When melting your chocolate, it’s important to use finely chopped chocolate on a double boiler rather than direct heat to avoid burning or seizing the chocolate. 

Coconut Cream

Coconut cream is a fantastic alternative to dairy cream when making vegan truffles. It gives the ganache a creamy texture and a subtle coconut flavor that complements the rich chocolate taste.

When using coconut cream, it’s essential to choose high-quality, full-fat products for the best results. You can also use full-fat canned coconut milk, as long as it contains at least 17% fat.

Nuts Or Dried Fruits

Adding nuts or dried fruits can give it an extra burst of flavor and texture.

Almonds, hazelnuts, and walnuts are popular choices for chocolate truffles.

When mixing nuts or dried fruits into your truffle mixture, be sure to chop them up finely so they blend well with the ganache.

You can even coat your finished truffles with chopped nuts for an added touch.

How To Make Vegan Truffles

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1. Combine coconut cream and freeze-dried blueberries in a blender. Puree until very smooth.

2. Finely chop the chocolate. It will be easier to melt if it is smaller. Put in a heat-proof bowl. In a saucepan over low heat, gently heat the coconut cream mixture. Be careful not to let it boil.

3. As soon as the mixture is about to simmer, remove it from the heat, add the vanilla, and pour over the chocolate. If the chocolate doesn’t completely melt, place the mixture over a saucepan of simmering water (or heat in the microwave in 10-second bursts). Don’t overheat the chocolate mixture.

Cover the bowl loosely (you don’t want condensation to fall into the chocolate) and chill until firm, at least 2 hours.

4. Place the cocoa powder in a shallow bowl and set aside. Have a clean non-stick surface ready to place the truffles on. Make truffles by using a small (about 1 tsp/5ml) melon baller or use a cookie scoop to create round portions.

The truffles should be filled with 2-3 wild blueberries, dipped in the chocolate coating, and scooped around them.

This is best done by scooping a small indent in the chocolate, placing the blueberries in it, and scooping around. Turn the chocolate over until you have a round truffle. Smooth the chocolate balls by rolling them between your hands.

cocoa dusted truffles

5. Roll each truffle in cocoa powder and place it on a nonstick surface to reharden.

Note: If you don’t like cocoa powder-coated truffles, you can also coat them in pure chocolate. Store in an airtight container at room temperature and they will last for up to 1 week. If the weather is too hot, refrigerate them.

Cook’s Tips

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To ensure the perfect consistency and taste, choose high-quality vegan chocolate and use a double boiler when melting the chocolate.

Don’t forget to chill the truffle mixture a little bit before rolling, and try coating them in cocoa powder or other toppings for added flavor.

Exciting Variations To Try

Here are some exciting variations of truffles for you to try out! From almond butter to matcha and white chocolate, there’s something for everyone.

🌰 Almond Butter Truffles

One of the most popular variations is almond butter truffles. These sweets are incredibly easy to make and can be customized with a range of toppings and flavorings.

To create these nutty treats, simply mix creamy almond butter with melted chocolate, a touch of sweeteners like maple syrup or agave nectar, and any desired add-ins such as chopped nuts or shredded coconut.

Almond butter provides a rich, creamy texture that melts in your mouth and provides a satisfying protein boost from the almonds. They’re perfect for sharing with friends or indulging in as a guilt-free snack anytime you need something sweet.

🌰 Matcha And White Chocolate Truffles

Matcha and white chocolate truffles are a unique twist. These delicate treats combine the earthy flavor of matcha with the sweetness of creamy white chocolate, resulting in a one-of-a-kind taste experience.

To make these truffles, you’ll need to melt dairy-free white chocolate over a double boiler before mixing in coconut cream infused with matcha powder.

🌰 Mint And Dark Chocolate Truffles

The coolness of the mint perfectly complements the richness of the chocolate to create a refreshing combination that no one can resist.

To make these delicious truffles, start by melting dairy-free dark chocolate over a double boiler and whisking in some coconut cream and sweetener of your choice until it becomes smooth and shiny.

Once you’ve chilled the mixture for 1-2 hours, roll small portions into balls and coat them with cocoa powder or crushed candy canes for an extra festive touch during the holidays – or simply enjoy them as is! 

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CELEBRATING HOLIDAYS WITH VEGAN TRUFFLES

Vegan truffles are a delectable and holiday treat that anyone can enjoy.

Using dairy-free chocolate and coconut cream as the base, you can create rich and creamy ganache that will satisfy any sweet tooth.

With just a few simple ingredients and some helpful tips, making perfect vegan truffles is easy.

Whether you prefer classic dark chocolate truffles or want to try exciting variations like matcha and white chocolate or mint dark chocolate, there’s a twist for everyone. 😚

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FAQS:

1. What are vegan truffles made of?

Vegan truffles are typically made from a blend of dairy-free chocolate, coconut cream, and other plant-based ingredients such as nuts, seeds or dried fruits that can be used for flavor and texture.

2. Are vegan truffles healthier than regular truffles?

Vegan truffles can be a healthier alternative to traditional homemade or store-bought versions since they often contain fewer calories and less saturated fat while still offering rich indulgence without any animal-derived ingredients.

3. Can I make my own vegan truffles at home?

Yes! Making your own at home is easy and fun with just a few simple ingredients & equipment.

There are plenty of recipes available online designed specifically for creating dairy-free treats which include instructions on how to prepare the base ganache mixture as well as different flavour combinations ideas that cater to all tastes preferences.

4. Where can I buy vegan-friendly chocolate for making my own truffles?

Several brands offer high-quality plant-based chocolates including popular names like Enjoy Life Foods, Divine Chocolate or Theo Chocolate which have received recognition by organizations like PETA and Fairtrade International.

Specialty health food stores as well as many major grocery chains also sell various options suitable for vegans in their baking aisle sections so it’s easier than ever before to find what’s needed regardless of where you live!

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No-Bake Vegan Chocolate Truffles

These No-Bake Vegan Chocolate Truffles are the perfect easy and elegant dessert! Made with just 6 ingredients, they are also gluten-free, paleo, and sugar-free.
5 from 20 votes
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Prep Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 40 balls
Calories: 49kcal
Author: SHU-CHUN

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 1. Combine coconut cream and freeze-dried blueberries in a blender. Puree until very smooth.
  • 2. Finely chop the chocolate. It will be easier to melt if it is smaller. Put in a heat-proof bowl. In a saucepan over low heat, gently heat the coconut cream mixture. Be careful not to let it boil.
  • 3. As soon as the mixture is about to simmer, remove it from the heat, add the vanilla, and pour over the chocolate. If the chocolate doesn’t completely melt, place the mixture over a saucepan of simmering water (or heat in the microwave in 10 sec bursts). Don’t overheat the chocolate mixture.
    Cover the bowl loosely (you don’t want condensation to fall into the chocolate) and chill until firm, at least 2 hours.
  • 4. Place the cocoa powder in a shallow bowl and set aside. Have a clean non-stick surface ready to place the truffles on. Make truffles by using a small (about 1 tsp/5ml) melon baller or use a cookie scoop to create round portions. 
    The truffles should be filled with 2-3 wild blueberries, dipped in chocolate coating and scooped around them. 
    This is best done by scooping a small indent in the chocolate, placing the blueberries in it, and scooping around. Turn the chocolate over until you have a round truffle. Smooth the chocolate ball by rolling them between your hands.
  • 5. Roll each truffle in cocoa powder and place on a nonstick surface to reharden. See *Note

Notes

*Note: If you don’t like cocoa powder coated truffles, you can also coat them in pure chocolate. Store in an airtight container at room temperature and they will last for up to 1 week. If the weather is too hot, refrigeratethem.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ball | Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 0.5IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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