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These Vegan Chocolate Snowman Truffles are a fun and delicious way to get into the festive spirit! The truffle is a sticky sweet raw truffle made with dates, ground almonds and desiccated coconut. So not only are these truffles yummy, they're also nutritious! For their snowman look, I've dipped them in dairy free white chocolate, added a carrot nose and dark chocolate eyes and mouth.
Kids will get a kick out of the cute appearance of these truffles, as well as enjoying their delicious taste. Meanwhile you'll be safe in the knowledge that they're getting some goodness in their tummies! They're also simple to make with supermarket ingredients, and come together really quickly. Which is just what you need around the festive season!
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For the full recipe with measurements, head to the recipe card at the end of this post.
How to make Vegan Chocolate Snowman Truffles
Using a blender combine dates, desiccated coconut, ground almonds, maple syrup, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and salt. When it comes together, divide it into equal sized lumps and use your hands to roll them into neat balls. Put them in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes.
Dip the truffles into melted dairy free white chocolate, and add the carrot nose, then put them back in the fridge to set. Using a cocktail stick, dot on dark chocolate eyes and a mouth.
Can the truffles be made nut free?
Yes, you can replace the ground almonds with porridge oats to make the truffles nut free.
Have you made these truffles?
Tips for making the Vegan Chocolate Snowman Truffles:
- If you don't want to use carrot for the snowman's nose, you could also use orange coloured fondant, orange coloured marzipan, an orange sweet or white chocolate with orange food colouring.
- You can make these truffles any time of year either without the snowman decoration, or without the chocolate coating. It would also be delicious to coat them in dark chocolate!
- Instead of vanilla extract, you could use almond extract for extra almond flavour, or orange extract for a zingy chocolate orange truffle!
- These truffles would make a lovely edible Christmas gift for the vegan in your life!
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Vegan Chocolate Snowman Truffles
For the truffles
- 50 g Crazy Jack Ground almonds
- 50 g Crazy Jack Desiccated coconut
- 135 g Crazy Jack Soft dates
- 20 g Cocoa powder
- 40 ml Maple syrup
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- A pinch of salt
- 150 g Dairy free white chocolate
- 10 g Dairy free dark chocolate
- One strip of carrot peel
- Put the dates, ground almonds, desiccated coconut, maple syrup, vanilla extract and salt into a food processor or high powered blender (I used a NutriBullet) and blend until the mixture starts to ball together
- Weigh the mixture out into even sized lumps (mine were 25g each) and roll them into neat balls using the palm of your hands
- Place them onto a lined baking tray and put in the fridge for 30 minutes to chill
- To make the carrot noses, peel a strip off a carrot. Press the strip between some kitchen roll a few times to remove the moisture, then cut out little triangles
- Melt the white chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds, then stir, then heat in 10 second blasts, stirring between each one until smooth
- Dip the truffles into the white chocolate. I use a fork to scoop them out and gently tap off the excess white chocolate. Then gently shimmy them off the fork and back onto the baking paper lined tray. Don't worry about any trails of chocolate around the base of the truffle, you can trim them off when the chocolate sets
- Stick the carrot noses on, dab one side with some white chocolate using a cocktail stick to adhere it to the truffle
- Put the truffles back in the fridge for 15 minutes to harden up the white chocolate
- Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds, then stir, then heat in 10 second blasts, stirring between each one until smooth
- Dip a cocktail stick into the dark chocolate and dab spots onto the truffles for the snowmen's eyes and mouth, leave to set for a few minutes
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 1 - 2 weeks