For those of you that don’t like to spice things up, read no further. For the rest of you, I have this delicious vegan chocolate truffle, that you just might find yourself addicted to, especially in the cold weather.
These chocolate chili truffles are perfect for a slightly spicy Valentine’s Day.
I hope you are all enjoying my latest string of recipes, including this heart healthy treat. Recently, my site climbed into the top 20 in the Wellsphere.com health blogger award competition. Wellsphere is a great clearinghouse for healthy lifestyle blogs. If you feel moved to do so, please stop over there and give your vote.
Chocolate Chili Truffles
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon agave nectar or honey
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- ¼ teaspoon almond extract
- ¼ cup full fat coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons toasted almonds, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon cacao powder
- In a saucepan, melt chocolate over very low heat
- Stir in agave, chili, almond extract, and coconut milk
- Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes or until mixture is about the consistency of a thick frosting
- Scoop mixture into balls and set aside on a parchment paper lined plate or baking sheet
- Combine the almonds and cacao powder in a shallow bowl
- Roll the truffle balls in the almond-cacao mixture
I based these spicy little truffles on a recipe from The Spice House, though theirs had several ingredients that I shy away from. You can try this with any of your favorite fun flavor combinations.
Store on a plate on the counter for up to 5 days.
Hi! I’ve just found your blog and love it! I’ve just started a blog myself and have written a post trying out this recipe, if you fancied checking it out? Hope you don’t mind me posting this link here! http://berriesbloodymarysandbeans.com/2015/05/14/chili-chocolate-almond-im-going-to-pretend-this-is-healthy-because-its-vegan-truffles/
Valentine gift ideas says
What! I don’t ever hear about those truffles. You know, I am confused about the taste. Is it more sweet or spicy?
paleo plus one says
these were spectacular! somehow the chili and almond extract complimenting each other perfectly. i like a smooth truffle, so i didn’t use the crushed almonds. next time i’ll try rolling in cocoa powder and a bit of sea salt. you are a genius, elana! you haven’t failed me yet :)
paleo plus one says
also, i used cayenne instead of chili not really knowing there was a difference. yowza, very sinus clearing!
OMG, these look amazeballs! Literally!
I’ve got a huge bag of almond meal to use, I reckon I’ll give these a crack and start putting it to good use!
Made these last night they turned out great. I doubled the recipe because I’m making them for a party. Thanks alot
These look so good. I am so glad I found your website, I’m making these as well as the six layer cake and the chocolate cake with chocolate icing for my sons 1st birthday. I hope everything turns out great. You are so clever and creative with your recipes. I don’t know how you do it!
Thanks so much
Elana, the link to your chocolate chips is not working. I think you normally use Dagoba, correct? I can’t find an ingredient list for the Dagoba and am wondering if they are dairy free before I buy them. Can you please let me know? Thank you!
BTW, I used to get curry truffles from a woman in Madison, WI. They were fabulous and with the coconut milk in this one, I’ll bet curry or Garam Masala would be great in this recipe. I’ll let you know when I try it!
dee m. says
hello Elana.. I just love browsing your website.. hmmm Chocolate Chili Truffles.. I was just introduced to Chili Dark Chocolate earlier this year.. I am in love! I can’t wait to try this recipe. I will be having a house full over the holidays.. can’t wait to lay a few of these babies out on my goodie trays.. thank you.. :)