February 15, 2011

With Love: Decadent Dairy-Free Chocolate Truffles

"Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition."

-Alexander Smith

Friends, here I am celebrating love & compassion with you all, with some "Decadent Dairy-Free Chocolate Truffles". All you need is 1 min of prep work and these babies are ready, by the next day. If you a chocoholic or a non-chocoholic (like me), these vegan truffles are a must try and will be a big hit, anywhere and everywhere.

To Love: Decadent Dairy-Free Chocolate Truffles

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, --- I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! --- and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

"Chocolate Truffles" - as exotic and sensuous as they sound, the recipe to make them is even more simpler. No cooking required, No Baking required. Just melt the chocolate, chill and make the truffles...and you donot need a special day like Valentine's Day to make these. On any day made and filled love, these truffles are always welcomed :-). Enjoy.

Adapted from Vegetarian Times

Makes around 10-12 truffles, depending on the size


3 oz. high-quality dark chocolate (60% cocoa), finely chopped (I used my favorite brand - Ghirardelli)
1/8 cup walnut, almond or canola oil (I used canola oil)
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans and walnuts 
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes


1. Place chocolate, oil and 1/6 cup (8 teaspoons) of water in microwave-safe bowl. Heat on HIGH in microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Heat 30 seconds more, or until chocolate has melted. Whisk until smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and chill 6 hours, or overnight. (I kept it overnight)

2. Place cocoa, coconut flakes and nuts on separate plates. Shape truffle mixture by heaping teaspoonfuls into small, 3/4-inch balls. Roll in cocoa or chopped nuts or coconut flakes. Chill until ready to serve.

Hope you all had a wonderful V'day, yesterday.

until next time,


  1. Love the background & the photographs. I always would think that you need the heavy cream with the choc. to make truffles and I kept putting it off as I never have it when i want to make it. These are so cute. I do a similar thing for kids, but not in truffle shape. just melt (with oil as u did ) and mix toasted nuts with it - chunky choco and nuts clusters. or add crushed ice cream cone sometimes :-) Sorry for taking up ur space to write a recipe :-)

  2. Those truffles look awesome. Happy belated Valentines day to you.

  3. soo easy....bookmarked!...will try it out soon!

  4. Soma - Even I had a feeling that the truffles wouldn't taste good w/o the cream. but I was totally wrong. Thanks for the idea of mixing nuts right into the chocolate mixture. yum yum.

    Pavani - Thanks Pavani. same to you too. Hope you had a good one.


  5. Smitha - do give it a try. I am sure you will love them. :-)

  6. Nice! Siri, the truffles look so delectable:).

  7. Thank you Toviewtoronto and Harini :-)

  8. Ghirardelli makes the best chocolate after Lindt! lovely

  9. I just learnt how to make chocolate truffles too, they are so easy it is unbelievable! I put a splash of brandy in mine to give them a bit of a kick.

  10. Kalva - Ooo, I love both Lindt and Ghirardelli. nice quality of chocolate they have. Isn't it :-).

    Katia - Really, these are so easy-peasy, yet so sensuous & exotice. I am sure brandy would give a nice kick to them. will try next time, I have some.

  11. Very tempting truffles and a great presentation!


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