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Decadent Vegan Truffles Recipe

Chocolate, Recipes, Sweets & Treats

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup raw cashews
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 1 lb bittersweet chocolate
  • cocoa powder unsweetened, raw coconut

Instructions:

  1. Place cashews and cold water in a blender. Blend at high speed for 1-2 minutes. Scrape down the inside walls of the blender and blend again until the mixture is the consistency of heavy cream.
  2. Meanwhile, in a double boiler heat the chocolate until it’s all melted.
  3. Cool the chocolate about 6 minutes and fold in the cashew cream making sure not to stir too fast or you’ll create bubbles.
  4. Cover and cool in the refrigerator for 2 hours to set. (Caution: do not exceed 2 hours, or the mixture is too hard to work with.)
  5. ​Using a teaspoon, scoop out a small ball and roll in cocoa powder or unsweetened coconut. (You can use toasted coconut also if you like.) Repeat
  6. until entire mixture has been formed into balls.
  7. If not eating right away, store truffles covered or in airtight container in refrigerator. Remove about 20 minutes before ready to serve to bring to room temperature. Enjoy!

Yield: 35-40 truffles
Note: Use organic, fair trade chocolate and cocoa powder if available. 

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