Who said you can't enjoy sweet treats while on a plant based diet?! No-bake, fuss-free, but little mess included -> coconut truffles :) If you can't find vegan chocolate to make chocolate truffles, or you're simply not that a big fan of chocolate, make sure to give these ones a try. They're really easy to put together and in no time too. Will work perfectly as a party favor or even an edible present.
How to make it...
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons coconut milk (or other plant milk, almond will work well here too)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- desiccated and cocoa powder for coating
Some plastic gloves might be handy here... Mix all the ingredients (either by hand or with a spoon). Using your hands pinch away pieces of the mixture and form little balls (not bigger than a walnut). Straight away coat them in either desiccated coconut or cocoa powder (feel free to experiment with other coatings like crushed nut, seeds, goji berries etc). Place on a tray/plate and refrigerate for minimum 1 hour. Store in the fridge, but take out few minutes before eating, so they soften slightly.