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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.


  • 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


  1. Place coconut milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until just starting to simmer
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Sprinkle with crashed macadamia nuts, hazelnuts or honeycomb and refrigerate for 30 min or until set.
  9. Return to the fridge for the chocolate to set
  10. To serve, let come to room temperature for 10-15 minutes before serving for optimum creaminess.
  11. Enjoy!

Store truffles covered in the refrigerator for best freshness.