Truffles look fancy don’t they? But do you know what? They’re actually really really easy to make and a gorgeous way to make your favourite bar of chocolate go further. All you need is good quality chocolate (we have a range of ethically sourced, organic, plastic free options), some oat milk (or any plant based milk you prefer) a little vanilla and maple syrup, and some gorgeous, bitter cacao powder. We stock everything you need here. Treat yourself or your loved ones with a box of homemade truffles this Valentine’s Day.
I love darkest dark chocolate, but you can use any chocolate you like, plain or flavoured, it will all work. You can also choose to roll your truffles in chopped nuts, or rose petal powder, or blueberry powder, or toasted, desiccated coconut or anything you prefer. Make them your own to your own taste.
Ingredients (makes around 12 truffles)
- 100g good chocolate, chopped into small pieces
- 50ml oat milk
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1-2 tbsp cacao powder
- Chop your chocolate and put it in a heat proof bowl.
- Heat the milk, maple and vanilla to boiling then pour it over the chocolate.
- Let the chocolate melt, give it a gentle stir every now and then to incorporate the ingredients. You should end up with a shiny, thick melted chocolate.
- Put the bowl in the fridge to set for 20 minutes or so. Spread the cacao powder out onto a small plate and have a clean plate ready.
- Use a teaspoon to scoop out balls of the mixture, place them on the plate of cacao powder. Roll them around in the cacao powder and then roll between your palms to create the truffles. Put them on the clean plate.
- Enjoy right away or set them in the fridge again before eating. They will keep well in a sealed container in the fridge for a week.