- 2 cups Dark Chocolate Chips
- 3 Tablespoons Virgin Coconut Oil
- 0.25 teaspoon Sea Salt
- Peanut Butter
- Shredded Coconut
- Medjool Dates
Fancy looking chocolate truffles with only 3 ingredients plus your desired fillings!
These chocolates come together in minutes, are made in an ice cube tray and then frozen.
You can customize them however you want with fillings like peanut butter, chopped nuts, coconut, dates and more!
I have made these truffles vegan by using dairy free semi-sweet and dark chocolate chips.
To get a bit of a marbled effect on the outside, use two types of chocolate chips and melt them separately.
I had seen the ice cube tray trick somewhere on social media so I cannot take credit for this invention.
The food science that happens when melted chocolate and melted coconut oil are combined and chilled it pure magic!
It’s much easier than trying to pull a Claire Saffiz when she is trying to temper chocolate. IYNYK.
These homemade and super easy to make truffles only require one somewhat ‘hard’ step – melting the chocolate!
You can use your microwave and melt the chocolate chips or chunks in 20 second increments until the chocolate is almost fully melted.
Chocolate can burn very easily so once it’s 80% melted, you can stir the hot chocolate and the residual heat will melt the remaining chunks.
Another option for melting chocolate is using the doubler boiler method.
Add a couple of inches of water to a small pot then place a heat-safe and preferably thick glass bowl on top of the pot then turn the heat to medium-high until the water starts to simmer.
Add the chocolate chunks or chips then stir every 20-30 seconds until the chocolate is melted.
Be sure to use a kitchen towel to remove the bowl from the pot and set it onto another kitchen towel.
Avoid any of the steam to be incorporated into the melted chocolate as that can ‘curdle’ the melted chocolate.
One of my favorite fillings for these chocolate truffles is peanut butter.
I am also adding dates, chopped nuts and shredded coconut.
Goji berries and other dried fruits also make for great fillings!
If you make these, snap a photo and share it with me on social media by using my hashtag #foodbyjonister.
I would love to see your creations.
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3 Base Ingredients
Melt The Chocolate Chips
Fill The Ice Cube Tray
Invert the Ice Cube Tray