Happy Valentine’s Day truffles

imageHappy Valentine’s Day everyone. I hope you have someone to love you. I hope you love someone.  In fact, I hope your life is full of love!

Even when things hit rock bottom, love conquers all. On the love front, I’m a very lucky lady, because I feel so very loved and so very blessed to be loved. So to share the love, today I’m posting my uber tasty recipe for chocolate truffles. I made these a few years back for a friends Christmas party. Then I made them with orange oil, but for Valentine’s Day, I’ve used espresso powder and rose water.

Ingredients

  • 12oz of dark chocolate (I used 85% cacao)
  • 250ml of coconut milk (this equates to 1 cup – I used the cream from a can of coconut milk)
  • Pinch of salt (for good measure!)
  • Flavourings of choice (I used rose water and espresso powder)
  • Raw cacao powder, freeze dried strawberries and/or ground walnuts to roll the truffles in.

Method

  • Melt the chocolate and milk in a pan and add the salt. Add flavouring. I split my mix in 2 and added coffee to one lot and rose water to the other.
  • Place the mix in the fridge overnight to set.
  • Roll the truffle mix into small balls and coat in the raw cacao, walnuts or freeze dried strawberries.

Notes:

  1. You can substitute the coconut milk for double or whipping cream.
  2. You can add honey or maple syrup to the chocolate mix or a lesser cacao percentage if you want them sweeter. I usually add a splash of maple when I’m making truffles for the kids.

Enjoy! Yummy!

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