Vegan Chocolate Truffles

I’m a little late with today’s recipe, which happens to be perfect for Valentine’s Day – especially if you are vegan or just love someone who is. This truffle recipe is made with vegan chocolate and cashew cream. If you have a blender or a food processor (I used a food processor), these are very simple.

Vegan Chocolate Truffles

3/4 cup raw cashews
3/4 cup cold water
1 pound bittersweet chocolate, look for one with no dairy if you are, indeed, vegan
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Cocoa powder

Place the cashews and water in a food processor or blender. Process/Blend for 2 minutes or until smooth. Scrape sides of bowl and process some more or until the mixture is the consistency of heavy cream. It should look something like this.

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Place chocolate in a 2 quart microwave safe bowl and melt on high, stirring every 30 seconds. If you are old-school, do this in a double boiler. Let the chocolate cool for 3-5 minutes, then stir in the cashew cream and vanilla extract.

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Chill mixture in refrigerator for 2 hours. Using a melon baller or cookie scoop or whatever tool you feel most comfortable with, scoop out a little ball. Roll the little ball in cocoa powder or powdered sugar, then set it in a Valentine’s Day cupcake holder or other festive truffle receptacle. Return to refrigerator to chill a bit more.

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Comments

  1. Elaine says

    Anna, these are so delicious. I had no idea you could just puree cashews with water and come out with heavy cream! I used the Enjoy Life chocolate chips, and then I coated some with cocoa, some with powdered sugar, and some with PB2 powdered peanut butter. I’m taking them to my boyfriend’s parents’ house in just a few minutes!

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