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Vegan Chocolate Caramel Truffles

Vegan Chocolate Caramel Truffles

 

There are a few basic life essentials that no woman, (actually these are all my essentials) should be without.  A black lace bra that fits perfectly, a killer pair of stiletto’s and a delicious, quick and incredibly simple decadent Vegan Chocolate Truffle recipe.

These truffles literally melt in your mouth. They taste incredibly rich and the best part is, they are actually good for you. No dairy, no added sugar and a nice serving of protein.

As I mentioned, this is a very simple recipe, quick and easy for me to make and post here for you.  I have been using my time lately getting ready for Vegan Mofo…. the wonderful Vegan Month of Food.

Starting tomorrow, and continuing for the entire month of September,  vegan bloggers from around the world will be cooking, typing, taking photo’s and sharing all their wonderful talents. We are committing to post 20 or more times during the month, so it is going to be a busy time for us all. Not only creating and posting content, but being able to browse all the other blogs and savoir their amazing information.

This year, I will be following a theme. Soup and Bread  pairings. So, really, I will be posting north of 40 recipes during the month…..:)

Meanwhile, back at today’s recipe,

Enjoy,

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Vegan Chocolate Caramel Truffles

Vegan Chocolate Caramel Truffles

Vegan Chocolate Truffles

Makes approx 45 truffles

  • 3/4 cup raw cashews
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 500 g vegan dark chocolate (a lot of regular  dark bittersweet chocolate is vegan, check the ingredients)
  • cocoa powder for dusting

Nutty Caramel

  • 10 soft large dates (soak in hot water for 20 mins if necessary)
  • 1/2 tspn vanilla
  • 1.2 tspn fine sea salt
  • 1 Tblspn coconut oil
  • 2 Tbspn Almond or other nut butter

Place cashews in a bowl and cover with water to soak overnight.

Drain cashews and add to a blender with 3/4 cup of cold water. Blend on high speed for  at least 3 mins stopping every now and then to scrape down the sides. The cashews will turn into a smooth thick almost white cream when ready. Set aside.

Place chocolate in a double boiler (or you can use one small and one medium pot) and gently melt. Note: melting chocolate is not as easy as you would think. If done too quickly or if moisture gets into the chocolate, it can seize….get hard and chalky. Using a double boiler helps prevent this. If you don’t have a double boiler, take a medium pot and place about an inch of water in the bottom. Take a small pot and sit it inside the medium one. Place the chocolate in the top, small pot. Place the two pots (one on top of the other) on the stove over moderate heat. Stir the chocolate constantly until it has melted and is smooth and runny. Remove the top pot from the stove. Gently stir the hot melted chocolate into the cashew cream. Mix to completely combine. Place in the fridge to cool and set, approx 2 hours.

Once set, take small spoonful’s and roll into balls and place on a plate. If you want, you can dust the balls in cocoa.

You can also make these Caramel Truffles by placing a dollop of Nutty Caramel on the top of the truffles, or you can roll the caramel into a ball and then wrap in the chocolate truffle mixture.

To make the Nutty Caramel, place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth, stopping periodically to scrape down the sides. Set aside to chill in the fridge.

 

Vegan Chocolate Caramel Truffles

Vegan Chocolate Caramel Truffles

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 15 g one truffle
Amount Per Serving
Calories 80 Calories from Fat 43
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.8g 7%
Saturated Fat 2.7g 13%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 55mg 2%
Potassium 67mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 8.3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.6g 2%
Sugars 6.6g
Protein 1.3g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 2%
Nutrition Grade D
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional Analysis

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