Rich Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles
Indulge in the decadence of Rich Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles—a heavenly vegan dessert that will satisfy your chocolate cravings. These velvety truffles are made with a luscious blend of dark chocolate and creamy hazelnut butter, creating a delightful treat that can be prepared in just 30 minutes.
Rich Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles offer a range of health benefits from their wholesome ingredients. Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants, which can help protect against oxidative stress and support heart health. Hazelnuts are a good source of healthy fats, vitamin E, and minerals like magnesium, promoting brain health and reducing inflammation. Dates provide natural sweetness and are packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
• 1 cup dark chocolate chips (vegan-friendly)
• 1/4 cup hazelnut butter
• 1/4 cup coconut milk
• 1/4 cup finely chopped hazelnuts
• 2 tablespoons maple syrup or agave nectar
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• Pinch of salt
• Finely chopped hazelnuts
• Cocoa powder
• Shredded coconut
HOW TO MAKE IT
1) In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the dark chocolate chips in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until fully melted and smooth.
2) Add the hazelnut butter, coconut milk, finely chopped hazelnuts, maple syrup or agave nectar, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt to the melted chocolate. Mix well until all the ingredients are combined.
3) Place the mixture in the refrigerator for about 15-20 minutes, or until it becomes firm enough to handle.
4) Remove the mixture from the refrigerator. Using a spoon or a small cookie scoop, portion out small amounts of the mixture and roll them into bite-sized truffle balls.
5) Roll each truffle ball in your preferred coating option, such as finely chopped hazelnuts, cocoa powder, or shredded coconut. Ensure they are evenly coated.
6) Place the coated truffles on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and return them to the refrigerator for another 10-15 minutes to firm up.
7) Once the truffles are set, transfer them to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
8) Enjoy the rich and indulgent flavors of the Rich Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles as a delectable vegan dessert.