Vegan Recipe - Chocolate Mint Truffles (Gluten-Free)
- Prep Time : 2 hours
- Cook Time : 5 minutes
- Servings : 13 - 15 truffles
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For Your Smarts: With these truffles, you are getting a double dose of antioxidants. We’re using cocoa powder inside and outside the truffles. Cocoa powder is about 8% antioxidants by weight — so that’s more than a glass of wine or cup of tea!
For Your Parts: Mint doesn’t just taste refreshing, it’s actually working to soothe your stomach and digestion. It’s considered a powerful digestive aid and anti-spasmotic because of its antioxidant-rich oils.
1 1/2 cups vegan dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup regular coconut milk
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
6 leaves fresh mint, finely chopped
Dash sea salt
2 tablespoons organic cocoa powder, plus 1/4 cup for rolling
2. Add chocolate chips and melt, about 3-4 minutes. Add coconut milk, peppermint extract, mint, sea salt and 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, and incorporate until uniform.
3. Transfer mixture to a bowl and refrigerate 2 hours to overnight. Remove from refrigerator and leave bowl on counter for 5-10 minutes to soften mixture before rolling truffles.
4. To roll truffles: Place remaining cocoa powder in a shallow bowl or plate. Use a melon baller or spoon to scoop a gumball-size dollop of the chocolate mixture. Roll into balls between palms and immediately coat in cocoa powder, or other toppings of choice.
Note 1: Try using mint varieties like chocolate mint, peppermint or spearmint for a different flavor in these truffles, and choose organic when possible, because conventionally grown mint is sprayed with a bunch of pesticides!
Note 2: Double check your chocolate chip ingredients if you are gluten-free, to be sure barley is not in the list.