Today, I'm sharing with you recipe for Vegan Chocolate-Raspberry Truffles with Rum which are really dense when it comes to taste and they are prefectly matching any type of event you want to prepare them for.
They are easy to make and you can keep them in the freezer and take one or two even if you want to make your cup of coffee a little bit fancier! :)
Chocolate Truffles are the classic if we are talking about candies!
And of course, as every classic thing they have a history behind them, let's take a look along with the recipe :)
The History Of The Chocolate Truffle
A French invention, the original chocolate truffle was a ball of ganache, chocolate and cream, often flavored and rolled in cocoa. It was named after the precious black truffle fungus because of its physical resemblance.
According to legend, the chocolate truffle was created in the kitchen of French culinary giant Auguste Escoffier during the 1920s. One day, as his stagiaire (apprentice) attempted to make pastry cream, he accidentally poured hot cream into a bowl of chocolate chunks rather than the bowl of sugared egg he should have aimed for.
As the chocolate and cream mixture hardened, he found he could work the chocolate paste with his hands to form a bumpy, lopsided ball. After rolling the new creation in cocoa powder, he was struck by their resemblance to the luxurious truffles from the French Périgord region and the Piedmont area of Italy.
As the concept developed, different truffle textures were created by rolling the center ganache in white confectioners sugar or finely chopped nuts, and the ganache was flavored with Champagne and liqueurs.
Today, the term truffle is often used to in America to describe any filled chocolate, and it becomes very confusing. If you see a box labeled “chocolate truffles,” are you going to get round balls of ganache, or ganache-filled chocolates?
Or are you going to get a box of assorted cremes and other mixed chocolates? A box of chocolates is like life: Unless you have a set of guarantees you can rely on, you have no idea what you’re going to get. *source
So let's jump to the recipe!
Prep: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Servings: 18-20 truffles
Calories per serving: 97 kcal
Find the recipe & nutrition facts below :
1/2 cup + 1tbsp raspberry puree (150 gr) or 3 1/3 cups fresh raspberries (400gr)
1/4 cup liquid sweetener (maple,agave,sugar syrup) (90ml)
1 1/3 cups chocolate chip (210gr)
1/4 cup coconut butter (60gr)
1 tbsp + 1 tsp rum (20 ml)
Step 1: Place raspberry puree (or cook the fresh rapberries until you reach the puree consistency) into a pan with the liquid sweetener of choice.
Step 2: Bring to boil then pour it on top of the chocolate chip, mix until the chocolate melts completely and add the coconut fat, mix well again and add the rum.
Step 3: Mix it until well combined, cover in a contact with wrapping foil. Put it in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Step 4: With your hands roll around 18-20 truffles. Then cover them with cocoa powder or with dehydrated raspberry powder (you can buy it, or make your own in dehydrator or simply in a microwave by using defrost option for at least 35-40 minutes or auto mode dryed fruit and blend it afterwards.)
Step 5: Keep it in the fridge for 5-7 days or freeze it for a longer use.