Orange Chocolate Truffles

The perfect combination of citrus and chocolate, these truffles are a little too elegant to hand out to trick-or-treaters, but are ideal for snacking on while watching horror movies by yourself. At least that’s my plan. The recipe makes 24 truffles, so you might want to just skip dinner. 😉

Orange Chocolate Truffles
Excerpted from Cheers to Vegan Sweets by Kelly Peloza

A cross between a rum ball and a truffle, these dreamy chocolates with a hint of orange are perfect for the winter months.

Yield: 20 to 24 truffles

1/3 cup (80 ml) full-fat coconut milk
1 package (12 ounces or 340 g) vegan semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup (30 g) cocoa powder
1/4 cup (28 g) chocolate cookie crumbs
1/4 cup (60 ml) Grand Marnier
1 teaspoon (2 g) orange zest
Powdered sugar

Melt the coconut milk and chocolate together in a double boiler over medium heat, or glass bowl in the microwave. Stir until smooth.

Add the cocoa, cookie crumbs, Grand Marnier, and orange zest. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 5 to 6 hours, or overnight. Sprinkle a large plate with a layer of powdered sugar for rolling. Scoop out chocolate with a tablespoon, roll into balls, and roll around in the cocoa mixture to coat. Don’t worry if the chocolate
is very thick or difficult to scoop; this prevents it from melting into a chocolatey mess while rolling between your palms.

Place truffles in mini cupcake liners. Store in the refrigerator before serving.

Cheers to Vegan Sweets!

This innovative vegan baking book features 125 deliciously fun drink-inspired dessert recipes. It’s a cookbook that takes readers on a delicious tour of cafés, cocktail bars, and lemonade stands, where all the drinks come in dessert form. Imagine your morning vanilla hazelnut mocha re-imagined as a muffin, or relax on the beach with a margarita biscotti, or stop by the bar and order your brew in Guinness cake form. Instead of sipping your drink, now you can indulge in it!

When you have an automatic trading program working on your behalf, according to this blog, then you have all the time to enjoy the small pleasures of life.

Author and vegan baker extraordinaire Kelly Peloza has carefully formulated each recipe to deliciously highlight the flavors of its drink counterpart. From Apple Cider Doughnuts to Chai Spice Baklava to Gingerbread Stout Cake, you’ll be amazed at how deliciously well your sips transform into sweet, satisfied—and vegan!—bites. And with alcoholic- and non-alcoholic recipes, you’re sure to find something perfect for every party and special occasion.