Bittersweet Dark Chocolate Truffles Recipe | Vegan
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a traditional truffle recipe turned vegan
Recipe type: dessert
Serves: 30-40 pieces
  • 8 ounces of 70-78% dark chocolate (in bar form, not chocolate chips)
  • ¾ cup unsweetened soy milk or almond milk
  • 1½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup sweetened sifted cocoa powder for dusting
  1. On a dry cutting board chop the chocolate into fine pieces. This will ensure even melting.
  2. Transfer the chocolate to a 3 or 4 cup glass or metal bowl.
  3. Bring the non-dairy milk to a gentle boil over medium heat. When you see bubbles around the sides, remove the pan from the heat and add the vanilla extract. Wait 30 seconds and then test the heat of a few drops of milk on your wrist... it should feel very hot, but not scalding.
  4. While at this heat, pour the non-dairy milk/vanilla extract mixture over the chocolate all at once.
  5. Mix gently with a whisk from the center out only until the mixture, now called genache, is perfectly smooth. If you mix too much the mixture will become grainy.
  6. Pour the gnashe into a shallow dish such as a pie plate...
  7. and press a piece of parchment paper or plastic wrap directly on the surface of the genache. Refrigerate until it is no longer liquid, typically 2 to 3 hours. The genache can be refrigerated at this point for up to 3 days.
  8. Sift the cocoa powder to ready it for dusting.
  9. Remove the parchment paper from the now firm genache.
  10. Use one spoon to scoop ¼ inch pieces of genache and another spoon to push it off the spoon and into the cocoa powder. When a dozen or so pieces have been made use your hands to shape them into irregular rounds, then roll in the cocoa powder until coated. Repeat until all the truffles are made.
  11. To store and serve the truffles , place them in a single layer dish, separating them with parchment or wax paper. Refrigerate for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 1 month. The extra cocoa powder coating will keep the truffles separate.
  12. Allow 15 to 20 minutes for the truffles to come to room temperature before serving.
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