About this recipe:These chocolate truffles are absolutely perfect! They're chocolately, creamy and oh-so-good. A dark chocolate ganache is made with chocolate, coconut milk, vanilla extract and salt. You will never believe that these are vegan. The best thing is that you can add anything you want to this truffle base - rum, hazelnuts, almonds, coconut, coffee or anything you fancy. They are great for snacking and giving as food gifts.
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler (or microwave on the lowest heat setting), stirring occasionally with a fork.
When the chocolate is fully melted, remove from the heat. Add the coconut milk, vanilla and salt, then mix until well incorporated. Place in the refrigerator, uncovered for 1-2 hours or until firm but still pliable.
Using a 10ml measuring spoon, scoop some truffle mix and shape as desired. Roll in cocoa (or other topping) to coat.
Allow them to sit at room temperature for a short while, before placing them into your mouth and enjoying. Store in an airtight container in a cool place (if you have any left).
I have made this recipe a few times as gifts. People loved the flavour but I got feedback that they were a bit soft. I chose to flavour mine with almond essence and also added a couple of heaped tablespoons of ground almonds. The almond meal really sured up the texture and they look lovely! - 29 Apr 2015