Salted Caramel Truffles
- 1 - 1 1/2 cup dark chocolate (make sure it is vegan)
- 1/4 cup full fat coconut cream from milk can
- 1 tsp salted caramel extract (optional)
- some cocoa powder for coating and dusting
Firstly, chop chocolate into really small pieces and place in a dry heat proof bowl. Place that bowl into a pot with water to float and turn on the heat. You will see how chocolate melting - slowly, but patience is the key here. *
Once chocolate is fully melted in a separate bowl heat up coconut milk just to simmering and quickly pour into melted chocolate.
Here You need to leave everything for destiny. Just cover the pot with a lid to keep all heat inside and leave it for 5 minutes. After that start stirring: gently and slowly. Add salted caramel extract if You want, otherwise keep stirring until mass looks smooth and neat.
If Your bowl is still floating in the pot with water it is time to take it out and let cool down to room temperature before putting mass into refrigerator.
Divide mixture into spoonfuls onto a wide plate and put it all in a fridge for at least half an hour. We want the truffle mass to be more solid and easy to handle, so we can roll them up into nice balls and cover in cocoa powder. Alternatively, You can leave all mixture in the bowl and just keep checking when consistency is good (not earlier than 1hour) **
Finally, roll the balls and cover in cocoa powder.
*as fine You chop Your chocolate as quicker process it will be. You can even grate whole chocolate bar for really quick melting.
**I was so naughty, so I used vegan hot chocolate powder instead of cocoa powder, but it is just an another option 😉
In conclusion I want to ask You make these truffles for people who not really understand what is vegan diet and see it as a constant pain and restriction. Just make a little present to show how easy, how cheap and how much healthier it is to eat plant based! And maybe You will help Your friend to start a vegan lifestyle! Every little counts 😉