Vegan Chocolate Espresso Truffles


October 29, 2019

These vegan chocolate espresso truffles are crazy amazing, and soooo easy to make. These make fantastic sweet treats or hostess gifts. Don’t miss them!

Vegan Chocolate Espresso Truffles

These vegan chocolate espresso truffles are crazy amazing, and soooo easy to make. There are so many reasons to make these truffles STAT, and not one single reason not to.

Am I am conveying how much I love these chocolate espresso truffles?

Yep…I do, and last Christmas my family and I literally made 20 batches, and gave them to all of our family and friends. They were a hit everywhere we took them. And, so, as we head into Halloween and the holiday season, I share them with you, in the hopes that your tribe will also be in chocolate espresso truffle heaven.

How To Make Amazing Vegan Chocolate Espresso Truffles
  • 1 cup (140g) raw unsalted cashews
  • 1 cup (240ml) filtered water
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons finely ground espresso
  • 1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 14oz (400g) 70% dark vegan chocolate (4 standard blocks)
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, for rolling

I always soak the cashews and drain them for the smoothest consistency because I’m using an espresso cashew cream as the base for these truffles. Always discard the soaking liquid. You don’t ever want to use the soaking liquid or your truffles will be chalky.

Once you’ve made your cashew cream, pulse the chocolate in your food processor so it is finely ground. Don’t skip this step in the directions of you may get lumps in your truffles.

Then, gently warm the cashew cream in a saucepan and slowly fold the chocolate just until melted. It only takes 10 to 20 seconds, and you don’t want to overheat it. Take it off the heat right when it has melted, and continue stirring off the heat so you get a lush smooth mix.  

Then, transfer the mixture to a glass or ceramic bowl, and chill in the fridge for about 8 hours until the mixture is very firm.

Using a teaspoon measurer, scoop out heaping teaspoons of mixture and mold into balls. Roll the balls in the cocoa powder, and store in a sealed container in the fridge until ready to serve. 

These chocolate espresso truffles will keep in the fridge for weeks. But, they never last that long.

These truffles make the most amazing hostess gifts or are fantastic sweet treats to serve at parties.

I made these truffles to celebrate the launch of the new KitchenAid K400 Blender. Have you seen it yet?

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But, back to the truffles. I can’t decide what I love more. The blender or the truffles? Well, I’ll just take both!

Let me know what you think of these chocolate espresso truffles in the comments!

Your feedback is important, and it helps me decide which recipes to post next for you.

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Vegan Chocolate Espresso Truffles

These vegan chocolate espresso truffles are crazy amazing, and soooo easy to make. These make fantastic sweet treats or hostess gifts. Don't miss them!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 45 Truffles

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. To soak the cashews, cover with boiling water for 10 minutes, drain, and discard the soaking liquid. Do not use the soaking liquid to make the truffles.

  2. Place the drained cashews into the KitchenAid® blender, and add the filtered water, maple syrup, espresso powder, vanilla extract, and salt. Secure the lid, remove the center lid cap, and insert the tamper. Blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds using the tamper to guide the ingredients through the blades until smooth and creamy. (You may need to stop the machine and scrape down the sides of the container.)

  3. Finely chop the chocolate or pulse it in your KitchenAid® food processor fitted with the S-blade until ground into very small pieces.

  4. In a saucepan over low heat, gently warm the cashew cream for about 1 minute until hot but not bubbling. Slowly fold in the chocolate stirring slowly and constantly with a silicone spatula for 10 to 20 seconds until the chocolate is almost melted.

  5. Remove the saucepan from the heat and continue to stir gently until the chocolate is completely melted.

  6. Transfer the mixture to a glass or ceramic bowl, and chill in the fridge for about 8 hours until the mixture is very firm.

  7. Using a teaspoon measurer, scoop out heaping teaspoons of mixture and mold into balls. Roll the balls in the cocoa powder, and store in a sealed container in the fridge until ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

Photo by KitchenAid.