Happy Valentine’s Day! Oh wait…that was last Saturday! Womp womp. Well unfortunately I wasn’t able to share this recipe with you on the big day but it’s still February after all and we can still all celebrate with lots of delicious chocolatey goodness. Am I right?
It’s that time of the month again….Recipe Redux! This month’s theme was…you guessed it…Valentine’s Day centric! Here it is in detail:
February 2015 – Theme
Favorite Chocolate Matches
Does your chocolate need a friend? This month’s posting will be after Valentines Day, so you may have a bit of extra chocolate around. What’s your favorite chocolate match? Be it traditional peanut butter or something more exotic like cayenne + chocolate. Show us your favorite healthy chocolate combo recipe.
Make a recipe using chocolate? You don’t have to ask me twice! And I knew exactly the route I wanted to go down! Red Velvet Truffles.
I am a big fan of mint and chocolate, coconut and chocolate, and especially ORANGE and chocolate. But I thought I would try something a little more adventurous. And I just happened to have a bowl of beet root powder on hand!
These aren’t just any Red Velvet Truffles, though. They are RAW, VEGAN, NO ADDED SUGAR ones. Now you’re probably wishing that you had this recipe last week, huh? Well, I’m sorry I had to hold out on you for so long! But really, any occasion is a good occasion for healthy chocolate treats.
Raw Vegan Red Velvet Truffles
Ingredients (9 truffles)
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp beet powder
- 1/2 of a vegan dark chocolate bar (70% cocoa or more)
- 1/4 cup cacao nibs
Mix coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, cocoa, and beet powder in bowl until evenly combined. Using a teaspoon or half tablespoon, scoop up heaps of the mixture and form into balls.
Roll balls in chopped dark chocolate or cacao nibs. Place a square of parchment paper on a plate or baking sheet. Put the truffles on the parchment paper.
Put the plate of truffles in the freezer for about 20 minutes. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator.
These are super easy to make and only use one bowl. Plus they are pretty fun to get a little messy with (hello chocolate fingers!) while you’re forming the truffles and coating them with whatever decorations or toppings you want….feel free to get creative!