On the seventhh day of Christmas, your true love gives to thee, Dairy-Free Chocolate Truffles. Decadent, rich, and absolutely delicious, Truffles are a completely indulgent treat and a perfect sweet treat for holiday parties. Being dairy-free doesn’t mean compromising on flavor, as this recipe proves. Incredibly smooth and chocolatey (if that’s even a word) these truffles will have everyone munching away.

Ingredients
  • 8 oz dairy-free dark chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 handful of unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 handful of mixed nuts, such as pecans, hazelnuts, and macadamias
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
Method:
  1. Chop the chocolate into small pieces, and place into a bowl with the coconut oil. Heat the coconut milk in a small pan over a low heat, and then pour the milk into the bowl with chocolate. Add vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
  2. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and, place in the fridge to set for at least 4 hours.
  3. When the truffle mixture has almost set, toast the coconut over a medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes, or until lightly golden. Transfer onto a plate, and then add the nuts to the pan to toast. Toast for around 2 minutes, or until golden, then leave to cool for a few minutes. Finely chop, then place onto a second plate. Lastly, Spread out the cocoa powder onto a third plate.
  4. Using a teaspoon, scoop out little balls of the truffle mixture and roll in the palm of your hands, placing them on a tray as you go. It’s totally up to you how you decorate them – roll the balls in either the toasted coconut or chopped nuts, or for a simple finish, roll them in the cocoa powder. Return the decorated truffles to the fridge for around 10 minutes to firm up, then serve. Enjoy!