Healthy Chocolate Truffles

You may wonder how you could possibly make chocolate truffles healthy.  Well I’ve got a recipe here that is so smooth, creamy and delicious you wouldn’t think they were healthy at all!

Truffles are essentially a ganache, which is just chocolate and cream melted together.  Now, obviously I wouldn’t use cream so I thought why not try substituting with milk, and it produces the same results.  So here is my recipe for Healthy Chocolate Truffles.

Healthy Chocolate Truffles

  • Servings: approx 15 truffles
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 125g dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa)
  • 5 tbs almond milk (you could also use soy, or low fat cows milk)
  • 1 tsp maple syrup (optional – I like a little bit of sweetness)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract (again, optional)

choc block and almond milk maple syrup vanilla

Method

  1. Place chocolate and milk in a heatproof bowl and melt in microwave on medium heat for 1-2 minutes, stirring halfway.  (Alternatively you could place the bowl over a pan of simmering water to melt)

choc and almond milk

  1. When melted, add the maple syrup and vanilla extract if using, mix together and place in the freezer for about 20 minutes, or until firm but easy to scoop.

truffles

  1. Take teaspoonfuls of the mixture and roll into a ball, then place on a baking paper lined tray and put in the fridge to firm up for about 10 minutes.
  2. When firm you can roll them in some dessicated coconut, cacao powder, icing sugar, or even some melted chocolate.

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Enjoy!

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