3 ingredient dark chocolate vegan truffles, so easy to make, packed with flavour and the smoothest texture you've ever tasted!
I've been meaning to bring you this dark chocolate vegan truffles recipe for AGES! Ever since I figured out that a chocolate ganache (like the one in my giant vegan jaffa cake recipe) is basically the same thing as a chocolate truffle, just with a few tweaks! Smooth, glossy vegan truffles, dusted with cocoa powder or even fun little chocolate sprinkles - homemade and using only 3 ingredients! Too good to be true? Nope!
You should already know I love chocolate. From my perfect vegan chocolate cake to my molten chocolate lava desserts, I'm a die-hard choco stan! But could there be a purer chocolate appreciation than the love of vegan dark chocolate truffles made with only 3 ingredients?? I think not!
🧈 Chocolate Vegan Truffles Ingredients
This section is gonna be a short one, as I already mentioned, this vegan chocolate truffles recipe only has 3 ingredients! For quantities and method, make sure you scroll to the bottom of the page. Otherwise, here's everything you'll need to make this recipe with a few notes to help you nail it:
- Plant milk
- Dark chocolate
- try to use small chips (as they melt easier) or if you can only find a bor, make sure it's finely chopped. Aim for around 60% cocoa solids and be sure to choose a vegan brand. Most chocolate over 60% cocoa is vegan but be sure to double check. I use Callebaut brand.
- Cocoa powder
- This is for rolling or dusting the truffles in. You can also use chocolate sprinkles instead, for some added texture, but make sure they're vegan before-hand. Again, I use Callebaut brand cocoa.
📝A Quick Note!
This recipe requires you to use your hands a fair bit. These vegan dark chocolate truffles are formed by rolling the mixture in your hands to form a ball shape. If this freaks you out, don't worry! Just wear a pair of latex gloves for the rolling process. It may make things a little more fiddly, but at least your hands will stay mess-free.
For anyone happy to get their hands a little choccy, here's my advice for making these truffles. Wash your hands in cold water and dry thoroughly before shaping each truffle. This will help to keep your hands cool (as well as clean) which will stop the truffles from melting too badly.
🍊 Making the Chocolate Vegan Truffles
The process for this chocolatey recipe is super easy to follow, but here's a little breakdown with photos for any visual learners out there (that's me!).
1. Combine the chocolate and plant milk. Use a heat-proof bowl for this! Firstly because the plant milk needs to be hot in order to melt the chocolate and secondly because if the chocolate refuses to melt (perhaps you cut your chocolate chunks too large) you can always give it a short blast in the microwave to make sure everything's melted.
2. Once everything's had about 5 minutes for the chocolate to melt, it's time to whisk it smooth! At this stage it'll look like a ganache (like the one in my chocolate chip sheet cake) - because it basically is! Next we need to transfer the chocolate mixture to a container with a lid and refrigerate for at least an hour. If you can, let it chill overnight.
3. Once chilled, the mixture will be firm and scoopable. Now you just need to portion it out into 20g blobs and roll into nice even balls. For some help on this process, see the note above.
4. Finally, we need to coat the dark chocolate vegan truffles in cocoa powder or chocolate sprinkles. It's easiest to just roll them in a bowl until coated. Then the final step is just to chill them! The texture will improve massively while they chill so don't skip this step!
🤷♀️ Vegan Chocolate Truffles FAQs
A: A chocolate truffle is essentially just a ball of set chocolate ganache. They can be coated in chocolate, cocoa or chocolate sprinkles.
A: Most chocolate over 60% cocoa is vegan, but always check the packet before purchasing.
A: Plant milk chocolate makes a sweeter truffle but dark chocolate makes a deliciously grown-up, slightly bitter truffle.
Chocolate Vegan Truffles (3 Ingredients)
- 1 heat proof bowl
- 1 heat proof measuring jug
- 1 tupperware container with lid
- 1 plate
- 170 ml plant milk (soy milk and oat milk work best, unsweetened and unflavoured)
- 300 g dark chocolate (chips, or finely chopped. Aim for around 60% cocoa solids and be sure to choose a vegan brand)
- 5 tablespoon cocoa powder (or alternatively use vegan chocolate sprinkles)
- Place the plant milk in a heat-proof measuring jug and microwave in 20 second bursts until hot and steaming but not boiling.170 ml plant milk
- Place the chocolate chips or finely chopped chocolate in a heat-proof bowl and pour the hot plant milk over the top. Cover with a lid or plate and leave for 5 minutes.300 g dark chocolate
- Remove the lid and whisk until smooth. If there are still lumps of chocolate remaining, place the bowl in the microwave and heat on medium power in bursts of 20 seconds, whisking between each go, until smooth.
- Transfer the smooth chocolate mixture to a tupperware container and cover with the lid. Place in the fridge to chill for at least 1 hour (ideally overnight).
- Place the cocoa powder (or chocolate sprinkles) into a shallow bowl.5 tablespoon cocoa powder
- Remove the chocolate mixture from the fridge and use a teaspoon to portion out 20g scoops of the mixture (around 1.5 tbsp). Wash your hands under cold water then dry thoroughly. Roll a scoop of mixture in your hands until you have a rough ball then drop it into the cocoa powder (or chocolate sprinkles). Carefully roll until completely covered, then remove and place on a plate. Repeat with the remaining truffles.
- Place the plate of rolled truffles in the fridge to chill until you're ready to serve. If storing for more than a day, store in a sealed container to keep the truffles from drying out.