Truffles are the perfect gift for christmas or for your next birthday party. They look pretty, taste yummy and are really easy to prepare. For this recipe I decided to use chickpeas as a base. I am sure black beans or red beans work as well. Confectioners sugar, cacao, cinnamon and dark chocolate add some flavor to the mix and can easily be substituted with poppy seeds, sesame, white vegan chocolate, orange zest or shredded coconut.
Minimalist suggestion: Keep the chickpea water and create a desert with aquafaba!
Start with draining the chickpeas. Put half of them in a bowl and add cocoa, one teaspoon of coconut oil and 50 g of confectioners sugar. Blend everything together. For the cookie dough variety put the other half of the chickpeas, the rest of the sugar, one teaspoon of coconut oil and cinnamon in a bowl and blend it together. Put the to dough into the fridge.
Take one tablespoon of coconut oil and the chocolate. Melt it on the stove, until it is liquid. Take your dough and create little truffle balls with your hands. Pour the molten chocolate over the truffle balls and decorate them with dried fruits or nuts.
Keep the truffles in the fridge, until you serve them.
I am Julia, vegan by heart, traveler and minimalist based in beautiful Portugal. I love simple but delicious food, ashtanga, skating, surfing and having a nice conversation over snacks and a glass of wine. I am blogging about vegan food, my minimalist journey, life hacks and my experiences as a traveler.