VEGAN DARK CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES
Simple to make but rich and complex in flavour, the success of a dark chocolate truffle always tends to rest on the quality of the chocolate being used by the baker. Luckily, this recipe uses Nomad’s 72% Dark Chocolate Buttons, which are sourced from the finest cacao on the planet. Smooth and creamy these truffles are – to the surprise of many – free of dairy, gluten, and soy, making them the perfect vegan chocolate dessert.
YOU WILL NEED:
250 g Nomad Chocolate Buttons 72% Dark
90ml coconut milk (well shaken)
1 tsp coconut oil
24 g unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder, or finely ground macadamia or hazelnuts (optional for coating)
50g Hazelnut, macadamia nuts store-bought honeycomb, crushed
- Place coconut milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until just starting to simmer
- Place Nomad's 72% Dark Chocolate Buttons in a medium-sized heatproof bowl and top with coconut oil. Place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and using wooden spoon stir until melted and smooth.
- Set aside and allow to stand at room temperature for 10 min. Refrigerator to chill uncovered for 2-3 hours, or until almost completely solid.
- Use an ice cream scoop or a tablespoon to scoop out small balls then use your hands to gently but quickly roll/form the chocolate into balls.
- Roll chocolate balls in cacao powder and place on a baking tray lined with non stick baking paper. Refrigerate for 15 min or until set.
- Place Nomad's 72% Dark Chocolate Buttons and oil in a medium heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and, using a wooden spoon, stir until melted and smooth.
- Drop the balls into the chocolate one by one and use two teaspoons or toothpick to manoeuvre the balls in the chocolate and back on a baking tray lined with non stick baking paper.
- Sprinkle with crashed macadamia nuts, hazelnuts or honeycomb and refrigerate for 30 min or until set.
- Return to the fridge for the chocolate to set
- To serve, let come to room temperature for 10-15 minutes before serving for optimum creaminess.
Store truffles covered in the refrigerator for best freshness.