Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

These Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles are so creamy and decadent you won’t be able to get enough! They are perfect for dinner parties and the upcoming holiday season.

I have been craving something a little different so I decided to whip up some of these Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles! I went with the hazelnut center because I absolutely love this combination. As a child, one of my favorite chocolates was the Ferrero Rocher and that’s all I could think about while making these. The Ferrero Rocher had this wonderful creaminess inside with the crunch of the hazelnut inside and it was just pure heaven. I am happy to say that I achieved that with this recipe!

What’s even better is that this recipe is not complicated to make. It has minimal ingredients with the hardest part being waiting patiently wait for them to set in the fridge before gobbling them all up! Keep reading and ill show you how.

Close up side view of a stack of chocolate truffles with a bit taken out exposing the inner hazelnut.

How to Make Vegan Hazelnut Chocolate Truffles

In order to make these truffles you will need only 6 ingredients (vegan chocolate chips, coconut oi, full fat coconut milk, vanilla extract, hazelnuts and cocoa powder). Start by refrigerating the coconut milk for a few hours allowing the fat to accumulate at the top (this is the only portion you will use). Next, simply melt together the chocolate chips with the coconut oil. Pour this mixture in with the coconut milk and stir well until all the lumps are gone. Let it set in the fridge for approximately 1 hour before scooping out individual truffle balls. To insert the hazelnut center, all you need to do is press it in with your finger and smooth the truffle back out. Finally, on a small plate, roll the truffles in the cocoa powder and then refrigerate for 1 hour.

Note: Using roasted hazelnuts makes for a better crunch but you can also use raw.


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Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

Stunningly Plant Based
Easy to make, delicious and decadent Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles.
Prep Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 12 truffles

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Vegan Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 can Full-Fat Coconut Milk no emulsifiers
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 12 ea Hazelnuts Roasted (optional)
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder

Instructions
 

  • Let the coconut milk cool in the fridge for a few hours. Once the fat has risen to the top, scoop it out into a mixing bowl and discard the water.
  • Melt the vegan chocolate chips with the coconut oil by placing in a stainless steel bowl overtop of boiling water stirring regularly until fully melted.
  • Using a whisk, stir the melted chocolate into the coconut milk until well combined and all the lumps are gone. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Lay out the cocoa powder onto a small plate for dusting. Set aside.
  • Remove from the fridge. Using a melon baller or a spoon, scoop out 1 inch round balls. Press in one hazelnut per truffle using your finger, then use your hands to roll around the ball until the hazelnut is secured.
  • Roll each truffle in the cocoa powder until fully covered. Place back in the refrigerator for 1 hour to set.
  • Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator covered until ready to consume.
Keyword chocolatetruffles, Desserts, truffles, Vegan


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