Prepare to be delighted and amazed at how easily these chocolate truffles come together and they’re vegan, of course. But shh… don’t tell anyone as they’ll never know! These Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles are so delicious and rich that you’ll have to practice self-control to not devour them all.
Chocolate truffles are a classic after dinner treat at parties or as a fabulous gift to loved ones and now you can make them yourself at a fraction of the cost of store-bought ones. Truffles appeal to pretty much everyone I know, and not many people can resist this little bite-sized mouthful of creamy deliciousness. I have a habit of buying them as ‘a little extra’ for friends but am happy to say that these ones deliver just as much of chocolate-goodness with the added brownie points of being homemade.
I don’t like my truffles too sweet or sickly so that’s why I have used the best dark chocolate infused with hazelnuts and chopped nuts pieces for added bite. Although you can use a different flavoured bar to switch it up. Chocolate chili bombs would be amazing, as are the chocolate espresso variety for a mocha-style delight.
This recipe first appeared in a Lifestyle Box I was kindly asked to feature in alongside my friends at Nucao Chocolate. If you haven’t heard of them, then I highly recommend a visit to their site and to try a bar. They are raw, organic and vegan friendly chocolatiers who pride themselves on planting one tree for every chocolate bar sold. That’s rather impressive, right? You can have your chocolate and protect the planet at the same time.
Now, these Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles are simple to make, requiring just 3 ingredients (plus two extras if you want to dip, dust and drizzle to perfection) and no fancy equipment. Simply warm up the coconut milk, pour over the chocolate until you have an irresistibly creamy and glossy mixture and allow to firm up in the fridge. Roll the truffles into balls and decorate to your hearts content – I love the added crunch of chopped hazelnuts and a dusting of cacao for an added chocolate hit.
These Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles are rich and creamy, highly irresistible and ultimately indulgent (don’t tell anything they’re healthy!). They make the perfect dessert to offer guests or to bring to a party or even as a gift. Place them in mini cupcake cases and wrap them up ready for the festivities.
I promise you once you’ve made these a first time, you’ll come back time and time again.
Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles
Deliciously smooth, rich and indulgent chocolate truffles made with just three ingredients.
- 120g hazelnut chocolate (3 bars)
- ½ cup (120ml) tinned coconut milk
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- to decorate:
- 30g hazelnuts, crushed*
- 2 tbsp raw cacao
- Break up the chocolate and chop into small pieces in a bowl or dish.
- Heat the coconut milk until it is very warm but not boiling and then pour over the chocolate pieces, adding in the coconut oil. Continue to stir until all the chocolate is melted and the mixtures is smooth and creamy. You may need to use some residual heat from the stove to do so but do not directly heat the mixture again.
- Cover and leave to cool in the fridge for 2-3 hours until set.
- Fill one shallow bowl with raw cacao and another with crushed hazelnuts.
- Using a large tsp measure per truffle, roll the mix into balls. You’ll have to work quickly as the truffle mixture melts and you may like to wash your hands in cold water in between. Roll each ball in either the raw cacao or crushed hazelnuts and place onto a plate. Repeat until all the mixture has been used, cover the plate and return to the fridge to set for about 30 minutes. Enjoy.
If you’ve giving these Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles a try, please do let me know by leaving a comment below and remember to tag me in your creations – I’m @nourishing.amy on Instagram and use the hashtag #nourishingamy. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest – do say hi!
With truffles of love x
*I like these hazelnuts from Buy Wholefoods Online and they’re even better roasted lightly! This post is not sponsored although I may earn a small commission on any purchases made through the link to hazelnuts.