Rich Chocolate Truffles For Valentine’s Day (gluten-free & vegan)

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I did a TV segment this morning, and shared an amazingly delicious (and easy!) rich chocolate truffle recipe. You can watch the video below. Oh, and it’s not too late to make these as a gift today. They only take a little while in the fridge to firm up. Of course, you can also skip the gift part, and make them all for yourself: ) I’m about to head into the kitchen and make some for myself… And my husband… And my daughter too.

Rich Chocolate Truffles (gluten-free and vegan)
These chocolates are not only amazingly delicious, but are also gluten-free, vegan and dairy-free too! They make a perfect gift for Valentine’s Day, or anytime that you want an out-of-this-world dark chocolate treat.

8 oz coarsely chopped good quality dairy-free dark chocolate
2/3 to 3/4 cup coconut milk (if you like them softer, use 3/4 cup)
Dried cherries, tangerine or orange zest, diced candied ginger, fresh raspberries, etc…
Unsweetened cocoa powder, coconut, finely chopped nuts, etc…

1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate and soymilk and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir chocolate mixture and if necessary, microwave for another 30 seconds, or until chocolate is almost melted (not completely melted or it may burn). Remove chocolate from microwave and stir until smooth and shiny. If you desire, you can add dried cherries or chopped candied ginger, tangerine zest, vanilla, 1 tablespoon rum, almond syrup, or whatever you would like to flavor your truffles.
2. Let chocolate cool for about 15 minutes and then refrigerate for several hours, or until chocolate is firm enough to scoop.
3. Place cocoa powder in a shallow bowl. Scoop chilled chocolate mixture by heaping teaspoons and shape into balls. Roll balls into cocoa powder and place in mini muffin cups. Store truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Copyright © 2014 Julie Hasson

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