Chocolate Chili Truffles

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

Ingredients
Serves:
10-12truffles
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Instructions
  1. In a saucepan, melt chocolate over very low heat
  2. Stir in agave, chili, almond extract, and coconut milk
  3. Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes or until mixture is about the consistency of a thick frosting
  4. Scoop mixture into balls and set aside on a parchment paper lined plate or baking sheet
  5. Combine the almonds and cacao powder in a shallow bowl
  6. Roll the truffle balls in the almond-cacao mixture
  7. Serve

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.

Comments

29 responses to “Chocolate Chili Truffles”

  1. Wow!
    Another fabulous recipe!
    Thank you for sharing, dear Elana.
    I have to tell you that you have changed my life.
    I love cooking, but I have always been very careful about baking and making anything sweet.
    YOU have changed this completely!
    And the best part is that everything always turns out so beautifully.
    I’m telling everyone about you, as they taste one delicious treat after the other and ask me ‘What’s in this? It’s SO good!’
    Thanks a million, love and blessings to you and yours this Holiday Season!
    Sumitra

  2. Hello!

    Your truffle recipes look so great. I was thinking about making some of them and putting them in a decorated jar as a christmas present…how long do you think these would be able to be in a container after they were made? Or do they need to stay frozen? Thanks for your help!

  3. Hi! Has anyone tried freezing these? They look fantastic! I want to serve them at an upcoming party, and am trying to get some dishes prepped and frozen ahead of time (with 3 small children life can get interesting…:-)

    Just wondering if these freeze well, or if I should wait until closer to the party. Thanks for any ideas!

  4. Well, I just went to the site you mentioned that had the contest for top health site. I do not know how they won. The very first recipe I clicked on http://www.wellsphere.com/healthy-living-article/quinoa-couscous-salad-recipe-healthy-recipes/372590 did not even have the recipe in it! It talked about quinoa and described the salad a bit, but no recipe! Elana – your site is so much better. It always has what I look for. I sent them an email just now to tell them so if anyone checks they will hopefully have fixed it. I didn’t even bother to look at the rest of their site.

    I love your site and recipes Elana
    Susan

  5. Elyse,

    Thanks for your sweet and spicy comment! I’ve actually tried this with cayenne when I wanted a little more heat and it’s delicious.

    Elana

  6. I made these for my honey on Valentine’s Day and they were a big hit! I thought about trying them next time with a dash of cayenne for those of us who crave a bit of extra heat. Central Market actually makes a cayenne roasted almond and I experimented with rolling the truffle with the cayenne almonds, but I think that it would be better in the chocolate mixture itself. Thanks as always for the simple yet delicious treats! I was treated like a gourmet-candy-making goddess yesterday!

  7. These look and sound delicious…I’m a big fan of Vosges chocolate with cinnamon and chilis!
    I love combinations of chocolate and spices…Will definetly give these a try ;).

  8. Emily -Thank you! I have yet to try your kale salad combo, though I will be sure to do so. I’m really enjoying all of your comments.

    VeggieGirl -Thanks :-)

    Shirly -You are very welcome!

    Abigail -I couldn’t agree with you more. Thanks for your comment.

    Beth -I hope you like them!

    Hayley -Thanks for the vote!

    Laurinda -I haven’t tried the Lindt chocolate bar you speak of, though it sounds delicious. You’re most welcome!

    Irina -Thank you so much! Glad to be of help to you and your family :-)

    cdecocina -It’s funny, I use coconut milk in place of heavy cream in this recipe, it doesn’t really add flavor, just smooth, rich texture. If you do want coconut flavor you may want to try incorporating unrefined coconut oil.

    Sara -Me too!

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