Who said you can't enjoy sweet treats while on a plant based diet?! I think that there's a common misconception, that people on vegan/plant based diets eat "grass" etc. Nothing more further away from the truth! From cakes, to pancakes, vegan roasts and sweets - we can have it all and more!
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 (I know those people do exist too, everyone has their own taste), 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 favour or even as 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) until well combined and forming a smooth dough like paste.
- 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 nuts, various seeds, goji berries etc).
- Place your coated truffles 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. They're best enjoed at room temperature.
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