These vegan orange chocolate truffles are super creamy and easy to put together. They make a lovely light post-Christmas dinner treat!
Christmas desserts don’t need to be complicated and time consuming to be impressive. These truffles are extremely easy to make and guaranteed to impress anyone. Especially those with a sweet tooth and a weakness for chocolate.
Anything orange + chocolate reminds me of Christmas. Although I’m not one to restrict myself from enjoying that flavour combination the rest of the year. Chocolate truffles are amazing as is, but with a hint of orange they just taste so much more moreish, don’t you agree?
The combination of cashews, milk, melted dark chocolate and coconut oil creates the perfect texture for a truffle. Super smooth and creamy and covered with a crunchy chocolate shell for good measure.
If you’re looking for an easy, lighter treat to enjoy on Christmas day. This recipe is for you! These truffles are also perfect to make if you have guests over or to take with you as a gift if you’ve been invited to a Christmas dinner party.
What you’ll need to make these vegan orange chocolate truffles:
Cashews – these make the truffles super creamy. I start off by bending the cashews with oat milk into a cream. Soaking your cashews first means they will blend a lot easier and you’ll have a smoother result.
Dark chocolate – the base of every good truffle recipe. I like to use 70% dark chocolate for a more intense chocolatey flavour. For a more intense orange flavour, you can use orange dark chocolate.
Coconut oil – to add to the creaminess of these truffles and to make them more melt-in-your-mouth.
Maple syrup – just a little bit to add some extra sweetness.
Orange zest – to give these truffles a yummy orange flavour without needing to use artificial flavourings.
Why you need to try these vegan orange chocolate truffles:
- They’re easy to make
- Super creamy centre
- Completely vegan/plat-based
- Taste absolutely divine
- And they’re perfect for the festive season (but also all year round!)
Vegan Orange Chocolate Truffles
- 100g cashews soaked for at least 4 hours
- 100ml oat milk I used Califia Farms Barista Oat Drink
- 150g dark chocolate
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- Zest of 1 orange
For the coating
- 150g dark chocolate*
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- Drain and rinse the soaked cashews, then add to a blender along with the oat milk. Blend until smooth
- Pour into a saucepan along with the rest of the ingredients. Heat until everything is melted, then take off the heat and pour into a wide bowl.
- Allow to cool, then transfer to the fridge to set (around 4 hours).
- Use a small ice cream scoop or a spoon to scoop the set truffle mixture and shape into walnut sized balls.
- Place on a sheet lined with baking paper and freeze for 30-60 minutes.
- Break up the dark chocolate into a heat-proof bowl and add the coconut oil. Melt in the microwave, then dip each truffle to coat.
- Refrigerate again until the chocolate is set.