If you're craving a sweet treat that's both delicious and guilt-free, look no further than these Vegan Truffles. You only need four ingredients to make them, and they deliver a rich, chocolatey taste that's perfectly balanced by the creaminess of the avocado. Trust me, you’re going to love them!
Truffles are essentially small, bite-sized chocolate treats that you can easily make at home. And what’s best is that this recipe is entirely vegan!
Plus, these vegan truffles are oil-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, and perfect for snacking, simple desserts, or road trips. They’re simple to make but extremely rewarding.
This recipe was inspired by homemade truffles with dates and nuts. It's a wonderful recipe that is almost completely raw. So if you're looking for ideas with dates, go check out that post.
- What are Vegan Truffles?
- Why This Is The Best Vegan Truffles Recipe
- What You Need to Make Vegan Truffles At Home
- How to Make Vegan Truffles Step by Step
- Tips For Making the Best Vegan Truffles
- Serving Suggestions
- Recipe Variation Ideas for Vegan Truffles
- Frequently Asked Questions
- How to Store Leftover Vegan Truffles
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Every time I’ve made and served these, no one can guess that they’re actually vegan! The matcha powder adds a delicious earthiness that’s satisfying and elegant.
I love serving these in a holiday spread and when my family is craving some sweets! They’re perfectly sweet guilt-free treats.
Read on to learn exactly how to make this delicious vegan truffles recipe today!
What are Vegan Truffles?
Vegan truffles are a delicious treat for chocolate lovers who prefer a dairy-free option. This recipe is all about creating a rich and delicious flavor using ingredients like dark chocolate, cocoa powder, and avocado.
The mixture is then rolled into bite-sized balls, perfect for a sweet pick-me-up at any time of the day.
Making vegan truffles at home is a great way to enjoy a gourmet treat that's both healthy and satisfying. They're packed full of goodness from the avocado and dark chocolate, both of which are known for their health benefits.
The taste is simply divine - the rich dark chocolate combined with the subtle creaminess of the avocado and the dusting of cocoa powder creates a flavor combination that’s a true crowd pleaser! Trust me, everyone will love these treats!
Why This Is The Best Vegan Truffles Recipe
Easy to make: This vegan truffles recipe is incredibly straightforward. With just four ingredients and simple instructions to follow, you can have these delicious treats ready in no time.
Family-favorite: These vegan truffles are a hit with all family members. The combination of dark chocolate and avocado brings a unique flavor and texture that is loved by both kids and adults alike. Plus, who can resist the added touch of cacao powder for that extra chocolatey goodness?
Healthy and Delicious: These vegan truffles are proof that you don't need to compromise on taste when choosing healthier options. They are oil-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free, making them a perfect guilt-free snack or dessert. Despite being healthy, they are packed with the delicious flavor of dark chocolate, making them a crowd-pleaser.
What You Need to Make Vegan Truffles At Home
All you need are some incredibly simple, pantry-staple ingredients to make this delicious vegan truffles recipe at home.
Here's an overview of the specific ingredients for this recipe. For the exact ingredients and measurements, please scroll to the recipe card below.
Hu Dark Chocolate: This is the main ingredient in this recipe. It's a healthier alternative to regular chocolate, providing the rich, dark chocolate flavor we all love. Plus, I love that they're sugar-free, oil-free, and soy-free and have the best taste. Enter the code IRYNA15 for 15% off on all Hu Kitchen products
Pureed Avocado: This ingredient serves as the perfect substitute for dairy in this vegan recipe. It gives these truffles a creamy texture and also enhances their nutritional value, as avocados are a good source of healthy fats and fiber.
Matcha Powder: A small addition, but it adds a subtle earthy flavor to the truffles that pairs wonderfully with the dark chocolate. It is also packed full of antioxidants.
Cacao Powder: This ingredient is used to both enhance the chocolate flavor and to dust the truffles. It is also a great source of antioxidants and can contribute to the overall sweetness of the truffles.
How to Make Vegan Truffles Step by Step
Making this incredible vegan truffles recipe at home is super easy and will give you great results every single time. Here's how to make it step by step:
Melt the Chocolate: Start by breaking your dark chocolate bar into smaller pieces. Place these in a large, heat-proof bowl. Set this bowl over a pot filled with about two inches of simmering water. Continue stirring until the chocolate has fully melted.
Mash the Avocado: Next, you'll need to mash the avocado. Ensure to break down any small lumps for a smoother texture. The most effective way to do this is by pushing scooped avocado through a fine metal strainer.
Combine Chocolate and Avocado: Once your chocolate is melted, turn off the heat and move the bowl to a counter. Add the mashed avocado and matcha powder to the bowl and stir to combine. The mixture will start to harden at this point.
Chill the Mixture: After combining your ingredients, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill it for around thirty minutes.
Form the Truffles: Once the mixture is chilled, use your hands to roll it into small balls. You can also use a cookie scoop to portion it out before rolling. Finish off your vegan truffles by coating them in cacao powder. Now, they're ready to be enjoyed!
Tips For Making the Best Vegan Truffles
Melt the chocolate properly: Break the dark chocolate into smaller pieces and place them in a large heat-proof bowl. Stir until the chocolate has completely melted to guarantee a smooth texture for your vegan truffles.
Puree the avocado thoroughly: Make sure to mash the avocado thoroughly, breaking down any small lumps. This will guarantee a creamy and consistent texture throughout your vegan chocolate truffles.
Chill before shaping: Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and chill the mixture for at least half an hour before shaping the truffles. This will make the mixture easier to handle and the truffles will hold their shape better.
Roll and coat the truffles: Use your hands to roll the mixture into small balls and coat them with cacao powder. This will give your vegan truffles a nice, chocolaty finish and enhance the flavor.
- For a delightful breakfast surprise, pair these vegan truffles with your morning coffee or tea. The bitterness of the dark chocolate compliments the mild flavor of your hot drink, providing a perfect start to your day.
- Want a nutty twist? Try serving these vegan truffles with a handful of almonds or peanuts. The crunchiness of the nuts offsets the smooth texture of the truffles, creating an interesting taste experience.
- For a sweet and savory combo, serve these vegan truffles with a cheese board. The rich, creamy flavors of the cheese balance the sweetness and bitterness of the dark chocolate and cacao powder.
- If you're hosting a vegan dinner party, these truffles make a fantastic dessert option. The pureed avocado and cacao powder create a decadent, dairy-free treat that even non-vegan guests will love.
- Vegan truffles also make a great on-the-go snack. Just wrap them in parchment paper and enjoy them as you rush to your next appointment.
- For a late-night treat, serve these vegan truffles with a glass of red wine. The robust flavor of the wine pairs beautifully with the dark chocolate and cacao powder in the truffles.
Recipe Variation Ideas for Vegan Truffles
This delicious vegan truffles recipe is so flavorful and easy to make you'll want to try out some of these delicious variations! Here are some great ideas:
- Coconut or Nut Coating: If you're looking to change up the texture and flavor of your vegan truffles, this variation is for you. Instead of using cacao powder for coating, use shredded coconut or finely chopped nuts like almonds or peanuts. This adds a delicious crunch and an extra layer of flavor to your truffles.
- Caramel Filled Truffles: If you're a fan of the classic chocolate-caramel combination, this variation is for you. Make some vegan caramel using the recipe found in this Toffee Pudding and add a dollop inside each truffle before rolling them. The caramel adds a delightful surprise and a burst of sweetness to the truffles.
- Try it with Peanut Butter: For a nutty twist to your vegan truffles, consider adding some peanut butter to the mixture. The peanut butter will add a creamy texture and a rich, nutty flavor that pairs perfectly with the dark chocolate.
- Use Coconut Cream: If you're looking for a creamier texture and a subtle coconut flavor, swap the pureed avocado with full-fat coconut cream. This will give your vegan truffles a silky, melt-in-your-mouth texture.
- Add a Touch of Sea Salt: For a sophisticated twist, sprinkle a tiny bit of sea salt on top of your truffles. The salt enhances the sweetness of the chocolate and brings out the flavor of the other ingredients, making your vegan truffles even more irresistible.
- Vanilla Flavored Truffles: If you're a fan of the classic vanilla-chocolate combination, this variation is for you. Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the mixture for a subtle yet deliciouis vanilla flavor that compliments the dark chocolate perfectly.
Frequently Asked Questions
For this vegan truffles recipe, I recommend using Hu dark chocolate. This chocolate is dairy-free, sugar-free, oil-free, and soy-free making it perfect for this vegan recipe. You can also use other vegan chocolate chips or bars.
Absolutely! If you don't have cacao powder on hand, you can use shredded coconut or finely chopped nuts for coating the truffles. This can add an extra layer of flavor and texture to your vegan chocolate truffles.
Yes, you can melt some more vegan chocolate and drizzle the truffles with it for added richness. You can also prepare vegan caramel, like the one found in this Toffee Pudding recipe, and put some caramel inside the truffles for extra sweetness.
How to Store Leftover Vegan Truffles
If you've whipped up a batch of our delicious vegan chocolate truffles and find yourself with leftovers, don't worry! Storing these little bites of dark chocolate and coconut cream goodness is easy, and they'll keep their flavor and texture beautifully.
In the Fridge: Place leftover truffles in an airtight container separated with parchment paper to prevent them from sticking together. Store them in the refrigerator for up to five days. When you're ready to enjoy them, just take them out of the fridge and let them sit at room temperature for a few minutes to soften a bit.
Freezing: I don’t recommend storing them in the freezer since the pureed avocado and chocolate mixture can become grainy when frozen and thawed, which can affect the smooth texture of your truffles.
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- Break chocolate bar into smaller pieces and place them in a large heat-proof bowl. Set the bowl over a pot filled with 2 inches of simmering water. Stir until chocolate has melted.
- Mash the avocado making sure to break small lumps. The best way to do this is to push scooped avocado through a fine metal strainer.
- Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
- Using your hands roll the mixture into small balls and coat them with cacao powder. Enjoy!
Iryna Bychkiv is the founder and writer of the culinary website Lavender & Macarons, where she shares clean, European-inspired recipes that are delicious, easy to prepare, and made with wholesome ingredients. Iryna loves creating meals that are simple yet healthy and unique, including vegan and vegetarian recipes.
Iryna is also a freelance writer for MSN and Associated Press Wire.