Vegan Dark Chocolate Chili Truffles

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Yes, V-Day may be behind us…but chocolate is an every day kind of thing, not just for special occasions. These truffles are the perfect thing to sink your teeth in to any old time, that is, if you love chocolate and spicy things. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup smooth almond butter
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder (or as needed)
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp chipotle powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups vegan dark chocolate chips, or chopped vegan raw dark chocolate

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mix together the almond butter, cacao powder, maple syrup, chipotle powder and sea salt until smooth and well combined. You want it to be the consistency of dough, if it is still too soft (since peanut butter may vary in how liquid it is), add a little more cacao powder.
  2. Roll into 1 1/2 inch balls, and place on a parchment lined tray.
  3. Place in the freezer to chill for 1 hour.
  4. Meanwhile, when you are ready to dip the truffles, melt the chocolate in the top of a double boiler until smooth.
  5. Dip each truffle into the chocolate (letting the excess drain off, I like to set mine on a fork to dip to make it easier) and place back onto the tray until they are all done.
  6. Place in the freezer to set the chocolate until it is hard, which usually takes 5-10 minutes. Enjoy!

Notes

Store any leftovers in the refrigerator in a container with a lid for up to a few months.
Amy LyonsAbout Amy Lyons

Amy is passionate about real food.  She is the recipe creator at Fragrant Vanilla Cake, a blog specializing in raw, vegan, vegetarian  recipes.  She graduated with a degree in studio art from Bethel University.  Currently she uses her eye for art to create food that is pleasing to eat as it is to look at and nourishing to the body as well.  She has been an elite runner, so she knows how important it is to treat your body well including nutrition.  It is her mission to revamp classics to make them healthier as well as create new and interesting dishes that taste delicious as well as make the body feel good.

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