April 18, 2016 0 Comments

Everyone loves a smooth chocolate truffle. Velvety smooth and richly decadent these truffles are as good as they come. A creamy smooth avocado, cashew and cacao centre, with a raw chocolate shell. Richly divine, melt-in-the-mouth and a guaranteed winner!

ultimate dairy-free chocolate truffle


For the truffle centre

For the chocolate coating

  • 70g raw cacao powder
  • 85g raw cacao butter
  • 2 tbsp Sweet Freedom (or raw honey)


  1. Slowly melt the cacao butter over a ban marie
  2. Add the cashew nuts, spring water and vanilla powder to a food processor and process until the nuts are finely ground
  3. Add the avocado, and process until well mixed into the cashews
  4. Add the cacao powder, lucuma powder, salt, Sweet Freedom and melted cacao butter. Process well until everything is thoroughly mixed and smooth
  5. Spoon the mixture into a medium-sized bowl and place, uncovered, in the freezer for 20-30 minutes
  6. Once the mixture has firmed up. If they are not that firm, place them back in the freezer for another 10 minutes or so to firm up some more), remove from the freezer and place a teaspoon full on to the palm of your hand. Roll into a ball shape and place on a tray (Tip, place a sheet of baking parchment on the tray first, as it will be easier to lift the truffles once they set). Repeat with the remaining mixture, placing each truffle on the tray
  7. Generously sprinkle cacao powder over all the truffles, and roll them to coat in cacao powder and quickly roll in your palms again to smooth. Placing them all back on the tray
  8. Make your chocolate sauce following our No Fail Raw Chocolate Recipe. Melt the cacao butter over a ban marie, add the cacao powder and stir in well. Finally stir in the Sweet Freedom thoroughly
  9. When the sauce is ready, remove the bowl from over the saucepan, making sure to wipe the bottom dry. Working one truffle at a time, place each one in the sauce and gently roll to coat. Use a pair of forks to gently lift them out and place back on the tray
  10. Sprinkle with cacao powder and place the tray with your coated truffles in the fridge for at least 2 hours to give the coating time to set and the centre to firm up more
  11. Enjoy!

Your truffles will keep for around 2 weeks in the fridge in an airtight container, or longer in the freezer (just let them defrost for an hour or so before eating them)

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