Four ingredients are all you need to make these easy Vegan Chocolate Strawberry Truffles! A wonderful balance of rich chocolate and sweet strawberries, perfect for Valentine’s Day!
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and while my husband and I don’t go all out with gifts I do like to have a little treat for him. This year instead of buying him chocolates (he’s a chocoholic) I thought I’d make him these Vegan Chocolate Strawberry Truffles.
Neither my husband or myself are vegan by any means, you could probably tell by the amount of chicken recipes on this blog. However, I do like to experiment and create all kinds of recipes for those on different diets or with food allergies.
Honestly unless you told someone that these chocolate strawberry truffles were vegan, there’s a 99.9% chance they’d never know. People often get a misconception that vegan food is going to taste different, when in fact it doesn’t and sometimes even tastes better.
I will say the one area you probably won’t be fooling anyone with is a recipe that uses cheese. I’m sorry, but all the vegan “cheeses” I’ve tasted come nowhere close to the real thing. I’d rather just skip cheese all together if I’m doing a vegan meal.
If you’re worried that making your own truffles might be complicated, trust me it’s not. You only need 4 ingredients to make this chocolate strawberry version. Dairy free chocolate chips, canned coconut milk, freeze dried strawberries and vanilla extract.
To make the truffles simple blend the strawberries until they turn into a powder. Add the chocolate chips to a bowl and heat the canned coconut milk in the microwave or on the stove. Once the milk is hot slowly pour it over the chocolate and stir together until it’s melted. Add in the vanilla and a couple tablespoons of the strawberry powder and stir together.
After the chocolate has chilled and firmed up in the refrigerator, use a small cookie scoop to scoop out the mixture, then roll it into a ball. Roll the truffles in the remaining powdered strawberries or unsweetened cocoa powder, then store them in the refrigerator to keep them from getting too soft. The recipe makes about 16 truffles and it’s far more cost effective than going out and buying an overpriced box. Enjoy!
More Valentine’s Day Desserts
- 1 ounce bag freeze dried strawberries
- 1 cup dairy free mini chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup canned full fat or light coconut milk
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (optional)
- In a blender or food processor, blend the strawberries until they turn into a powder.
- Add the mini chocolate chips to a medium sized bowl. Heat the coconut milk in the microwave or on the stove just until it simmers.
- Pour the hot coconut milk over the chocolate and stir together until it's melted. Stir in the vanilla and approximately 2 tablespoons of the strawberry powder until combined.
- Place the bowl in the refrigerator to chill for 1-2 hours or until the mixture is nearly solid. Once chilled place the remaining strawberry powder in a small bowl (and unsweetened cocoa powder in a separate bowl if you are using it).
- Use a 2 teaspoon sized cookie scoop or measuring spoon to scoop out the chocolate. Use your hands to roll into a ball, then roll the ball in the strawberry powder or unsweetened cocoa powder. Eat immediately or store the truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to eat.
* For a creamier texture let the truffles come to room temperature before serving.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 65Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g