Dairy-free recipe for Almond Chocolate Truffles
50 ml Almond Breeze Unsweetened Almond Milk
1 tin of Blue Diamond Roasted Salted Almonds
100g 70% vegan dark chocolate
1 tablespoon (15 g) coconut oil
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1.5 tablespoon grade A maple syrup
Note: If using 85% vegan dark chocolate add 2 to 3 tablespoons of grade A maple syrup.
Grate the chocolate, on the finest side of the grater, and place in a bowl.
Meanwhile pour the almond milk into a saucepan and spoon in the coconut cream, coconut oil and vanilla extract. Gently warm over a low heat and stir until it has all blended together.
Remove from the heat. Then slowly pour the almond milk and coconut cream mix over the grated chocolate and whisk to combine, until all the chocolate has melted. Adding the warm milk to the grated chocolate will prevent the mixture from splitting. Then add the maple syrup and mix together.
Set to one-side, leave to cool, then cover and place in the fridge to set. This should take 2 hours.
Before removing the chocolate truffle mix from the fridge, take 60 g of Blue Diamond Roasted Salted Almonds and chop them into small pieces, tip these onto a small plate and spread them out. Put out a second plate.
Remove the truffle mix from the fridge; use a teaspoon and spoon out a teaspoon-sized amount. Put this in the palm of your hand and gently roll until it forms a smooth(ish) ball. Then carefully roll the ball in the chopped nuts. Once roughly covered, set to one side on the second plate.
Repeat this process until you have 9 nut-covered truffles.
They are best stored in the fridge in an airtight container – that’s if they last that long!