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2-Ingredient Chocolate Truffles

This recipe comes from one of our front-end team members, Delaney. She loves creating affordable, plant-based meals for herself and is excited to share her creations for you to enjoy!

If you have a craving for rich chocolate, this is a must-try recipe. You only need 2 ingredients, your microwave and one bowl. No mess, no fuss and lots of yummy chocolate truffles. You can even customize them and coat them with whatever toppings you’d like. I used some sprinkles I had in my cabinet, along with some powdered sugar and cocoa powder to coat these. I’ve put some suggestions for coatings along with the recipe, but feel free to get creative with them!

This recipe calls for coconut cream, but heavy cream also works to make the chocolate ganache base for these truffles. I recommend using chocolate that’s between semi-sweet or 70% dark to achieve the right texture and firmness for these truffles. You can store them in the refrigerator in an airtight container if you want to save some for later. They’ll stay fresh for 1 week, or up to 2 months if stored in the freezer.

Ingredients:

¼ cup of coconut cream (find it on the baking aisle)
1 cup of semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
½ Tsp vanilla extract (optional)

Extras for Coating:
Cocoa Powder
Sprinkles
Powdered Sugar
Cinnamon Sugar
Chopped Nuts

Directions:

Scoop the coconut cream into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave the coconut cream on high for 1 to 2 minutes, or until it begins to boil. This will depend on the strength of your microwave, so keep an eye on your cream and adjust the time as needed.
Remove the bowl from the microwave and pour chocolate chips into the cream. Do not stir. Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel for 5 minutes. This will allow the chocolate to melt and easily incorporate into the cream.
After 5 minutes, stir until the chocolate is incorporated with the cream and no chocolate lumps are visible.
Allow the ganache to chill in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours. Don’t cover the ganache while it’s warm, as covering it will form condensation that can cause it to split.
Once chilled, use a small scoop or a spoon to roll the ganache into balls.
Coat the balls in your desired toppings or enjoy them plain!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Cookies

Looking to eat healthier in 2019, but don’t want to give up eating all your favorite sweets? I give you a healthier chocolate peanut cookie recipe to help satisfy your sweet tooth! This recipe requires minimal ingredients and is easy to make.

Ingredients:

1 cup almond flour
½ cup sweet potato (bake a sweet potato, let cool, and then mash)
½ cup natural peanut butter
¼ cup maple syrup
¼ cup cocoa powder
1 egg
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract
A handful of chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1.     Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.
  2.     Place mixture into the fridge for 15-20 minutes to chill.
  3.     Preheat the oven to 350.
  4.     Scoop the cookies onto a baking sheet and bake for 15-17 minutes.
  5.     Let cool and ENJOY!

*Yields approximately 16 cookies

 

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