Nothing says I love you more than home cooking..
...and making truffles for someone you love is so much more fun and satisfying than buying them.
This dairy free recipe is very easy and only requires a couple of ingredients.
You will need:
250g dark chocolate
100 ml coconut milk
1/2tsp of vanilla essence ( optional)
Cocoa powder for rolling
Place finely chopped chocolate in a mixing bowl.
In a saucepan add coconut milk and heat until very warm but not boiling.
Once warm add coconut milk to chocolate and cover with a lid or towel to trap the heat in. Leave for 3-5 minutes Then lift cover and use a mixing spoon to gently stir. Continue stirring until completely melted, creamy, and smooth.
Add vanilla at this time and stir.
Set the mixture in the refrigerator to chill uncovered for 2-3 hours, or until almost completely solid.
Test the mixture by dipping a knife into the middle of the bowl to see if any chocolate sticks. If it comes out mostly clean, it’s ready to scoop. If there’s still wet chocolate in the centre, continue refrigerating.
Once firm, prepare a small dish of cocoa or cacao powder for rolling.
Use a Tablespoon to scoop out small balls, then use your hands to gently but quickly roll/form the chocolate into balls.
Toss in cocoa or cacao powder to coat and shake off excess or leave bare and then set on a parchment-lined serving dish.
The mixture should make about 16 truffles. Enjoy truffles immediately, or refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Leave out for 15 minutes before eating them.