Almond Butter Truffles

Admission: I am obsessed with truffles; possibly even more than straight up chocolate. Rich, indulgent, luxurious… They just melt in the mouth! I’m a sucker for purchasing truffles which are slightly pricier than my wallet might like on a guiltily regular basis, albeit in small quantities – but I figured it was about time I came up with an equally satisfying and indulgent alternative that doesn’t break the bank…

Servings: 16 truffles
Preparation Time - 10 minutes
Setting Time - a few hours or overnight

Ingredients

60g smooth almond butter
1 tbsp maple syrup
100ml Organic Kitchen coconut milk
200g dark chocolate of choice, roughly chopped
2 tbsp Just Natural Organic raw cacao powder, for dusting
Large flaked sea salt, to serve (optional)

How to Make it

  1. Heat the coconut milk in a pot over a medium heat. Add the almond butter and maple syrup and allow to heat through for a couple of minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat and add the dark chocolate. Stir gently to allow it to melt slowly.
  3. Line a small square dish (I think mine was about 4 inches wide) with baking paper and lightly grease with spray oil.  A grease silicone mould would also be ideal.
  4. Pour the mixture into the prepared mould. Allow to sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
  5. Place a layer of cling film over the top right on the surface to prevent a skin from forming and place into the fridge to set fully for a few hours or overnight.
  6. Slice, roll gently in cacao powder, and serve with as much or as little sea salt as desired.  Decadent!