Vegan Peanut Chocolate Truffles

Vegan Peanut Chocolate Truffles

Rich and creamy chocolate truffles with a chocolate peanut centre, rolled in chopped hazelnuts and cacao powder. These truffles make a great vegan and gluten-free after dinner dessert or afternoon snack.

When it comes to chocolate, more is always more. And I am so excited to finally share this vegan chocolate truffle recipe with you.  I love these ones as much as my Rich Vegan Chocolate Truffles – they’re both so rich and creamy although the truffle base is very different. You won’t find any avocado in these truffles; they are made with the more conventional coconut milk. For the best texture and flavour make sure you use full-fat tinned coconut milk as lower fat or carton milk will not have the same delicious results.

Vegan Peanut Chocolate Truffles

Vegan Peanut Chocolate Truffles

As well as the coconut milk, the base of these Vegan Peanut Chocolate Truffles requires your favourite chocolate and a little bit of maple syrup for binding and for sweetness. Melt the mixture together and then allow it to set overnight in the fridge. It smells amazing and leaves you very excited for the next day’s treats.

When you’re ready to make the truffles, you have to work fairly quickly and with cold hands to avoid a total mess and the mixture melting too much. But the mix is very forgiving so if it is too warm, pop it back in the fridge again. Now for the fun part – roll each truffle into a ball, flatten in the palm of your hand and then place a chocolate peanut in the centre and roll the truffle around it. If you don’t have chocolate peanuts, you can use other nuts or chocolate-coated fruits or snacks for the centre – I like these ones from MiiRO.

To finish off these Vegan Peanut Chocolate Truffles roll them in crushed and/or cacao powder, and they are ready to be enjoyed. If you are making them ahead of time, you may want to re-roll them in cacao just before serving. Keep them in the fridge, too, they’re delicious straight from there or allow tor each room temperature for a softer truffle experience.

Vegan Peanut Chocolate Truffles

Vegan Peanut Chocolate Truffles

I hope you will love these Vegan Peanut Chocolate Truffles, they are so simple to make, highly versatile depending on what you want to fill them with, and they are naturally vegan and gluten-free. They are rich and indulgent, fudgy and creamy and make great gifts. Enjoy them after dinner as a dessert or with a cup of tea in the afternoon!

If you are looking for more chocolate treats, how about my Triple Chocolate Banana Bread (Vegan GF), Chocolate Topped Cashew Oat Cookies, Raw Dark Chocolate Tart or Minty Matcha Chocolate Nut Butter Cups. Or search for chocolate!

Vegan Peanut Chocolate Truffles

  • Servings: 20
  • Difficulty: easy
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Rich and creamy chocolate truffles with a chocolate peanut centre, rolled in chopped hazelnuts and cacao powder. These truffles make a great vegan and gluten-free after dinner dessert or afternoon snack.

Ingredients

  • 250g dark chocolate
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 150ml coconut milk (full fat, from a tin)
  • 45g (or 20 pieces) peanut chocolates or similar
  • 40g hazelnuts, chopped

Directions


1. Break up the chocolate and add to a glass bowl with the coconut milk over a pan of hot water – do not let the water boil and touch the glass bowl. Stir regularly over a gentle heat and just before fully melted, remove from the heat.
2. Add in the maple syrup and whisk until smooth. Pour into a bowl or container and freeze for a couple of hours to set or in the fridge overnight.
3. When ready to prepare the truffles, place the nuts into a shallow bowl. Pour the cacao into a second shallow bowl.
4. When the chocolate truffle mixture is set, divide the mix into 20 pieces (about 20g each). Roll each piece into a ball – work quickly so the chocolate doesn’t melt too much. Flatten the ball in your palm, placing a peanut chocolate in the centre and roll the truffle mixture around it.
5. Roll the ball straight into the crushed nuts or into the cacao powder and repeat to make all the truffles.
6. Keep the truffles in the fridge for 3-4 days.
*this allows for 10 nut-covered truffles and 10 cacao-covered truffles.
Vegan Peanut Chocolate Truffles

Vegan Peanut Chocolate Truffles

I look forward to hearing what you think of these Vegan Peanut Chocolate Truffles, let me know in the comments below. if you make them, please  tag me – I’m @nourishing.amy on Instagram and use the hashtag #nourishingamy. I’m also on TwitterFacebook and Pinterest  – please say hello!

With chocolate truffle love x

8 thoughts on “Vegan Peanut Chocolate Truffles

  1. sophiedxx says:

    Hey Amy. Your vegan chocolate 🍫 truffles look divine even though I not keen on peanuts. I definitely want to make using another sweet maybe or another filling. Would you be able to give me some recommendations? I was thinking biscoff or Smartie would they work? Chocolate m&m s.
    Splendid photography as always and truffles look Devine and so sorry I am late posting on your blog. Hope you and your family are safe?
    Best Wishes
    Sophie 🌱😀😋💖😱🍫xxxx
    I will of course tagged you into my creations using your recipes lol 😂 my beginner cook skills. You are so much better then me

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