As much as I am excited about my Raw Chocolate creation, I am having a really hard time writing down and sharing recipes. Not because I don’t like to share my passion, but because I somehow tend to prioritize a million other things before blog posts. What would help me in the future is you commenting (PLEASE) and asking even more about it. I need to get the ball rolling somehow.
So, here we are.
I am sharing one of my kitchen staples with you. A simple, creamy, indulgent Belgium Truffle recipe. It is raw vegan, meaning, sugar-free, dairy free, GMO-free. BUT includes Raw unprocessed cacao, extra virgin coconut oil, coconut nectar (use honey or maple syrup as substitution) and a good measure of vanilla bean. I am absolutely IN LOVE with this recipe as you can basically change the taste by simply adding some goji berries, essential oils (think orange flavor) or your favorite nuts (i love crushed hazelnuts).
Go buy the basic ingredients and start playing. It will empower you and additionally, you will have so much fun sharing your chocolate that it will become a healthy new addiction.
Belgium Chocolate Truffles, raw vegan
- 1 cup of cacao butter, melted
- 1/2 cup of coconut oil, melted
- 3/4 cup of coconut nectar, liquid
- 1 cup cacao powder, raw quality
- 1 tsp vanilla powder (good quality please!)
- pinch of salt
To garnish: Cacao powder, sifted
In a high-speed blender blend the cacao butter, coconut oil and cacao powder together until you have a dark brown liquid. Slowly add the sweetner, vanilla powder and salt. Blend at low speed until you have a smooth, thick mass. Put in the fridge for about 40 minutes, but keep checking every 10-15 minutes and stirr. The edges shouldn’t harden before the centre. Finally, take a Walnut size big portion of the chocolate mass and form into round balls. Roll in the sifted cacao powder. Put the truffles back into the fridge. I find they are enjoyed best when they have been cooled properly.
** If you don’t owe a high-speed blender, don’t worry. You can just mix it all together in a bowl, but make sure that you mix the oils first and adding the sweetener last. Or vice versa.
PS: Please let me know how yours turned out! I am always so excited to see someone else trying my recipes.