These are everything you need. Seriously guys, it is fully time to start celebrating Christmas in all its decadence. It’s time to bake Christmas cookies in our pyjamas, unabashedly blare Christmas music, drink lots of fancy cocktails with our friends and watch all the sappy Christmas movies. These truffles look ever so pretty in a Christmas tin, you can decorate them however you like I rolled them in shredded coconut. The best part about these? How insanely easy they are to make.
See these ingredients? These are all the ingredients you need. Seriously that’s it! Five ingredients to make the truffles one to roll them in. I was inspired by the recipe over at Gimme Some Oven. I had made truffles before but the addition of the whiskey was too much to pass up. I changed out the heavy cream for canned full fat coconut milk, used vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips and earth balance margarine. You could use dark chocolate but I wanted mine to be a little bit sweeter. The sea salt adds an incredible little bite complementing the bite of the whiskey.
All you have to do to make these bad boys is toss your chocolate chips, coconut milk, and margarine into a pot on the stove top. You stir them together until the chocolate and margarine are all melted down and everything is combined. Then you pour in some whiskey and sea salt and make sure everything is silky smooth. Then you put it in the fridge for a few hours. That’s right throw it into the fridge and go about your day, go to work, go out with friends, sit down by the tree and read a good book. Whatever, you don’t need to worry about it. After two or three hours you come back and take it out of the fridge. It should be solid. Using a spoon, or a melon baller if you’re fancy (I’m not fancy, I used a spoon) scoop the chocolate up and roll it into a ball. Then roll the ball in the topping of your choice. After that you just need to throw them in the fridge until you’re ready to serve them or gift them. How easy is that? It takes no time at all!
These guys are bit size which can be a bit dangerous as you can mindlessly pop a couple into your mouth without really noticing. I mean they can’t be that bad for you . . . there’s no added sugar after all. Either way Christmas is a time for decadence! They only lasted a few minutes around my friends so make sure you make plenty if you plan on sharing!
Vegan Whiskey and Sea Salt Chocolate Truffles
- 1 pound of chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup canned coconut milk shaken
- 2 tbl vegan margarine
- 1/3 cup whiskey
- 1 tsp sea salt
On your stovetop over medium heat combine the chocolate chips, coconut milk and margarine. Stir together until well combined and smooth. Stir in the whiskey and sea salt. Place in the fridge to set for 2-3 hours. Scoop the mixture up with a spoon and roll into balls with your hands. Roll in the topping of your choice. Keep chilled.