While we love Valentine’s Day because it’s a chance to spread some love around, we also love that it’s one of the only acceptable times to gorge yourself on chocolate… all in the name of love! This recipe for vegan coconut oil truffles will enable you to celebrate this holiday with the best of them. And while you’re at it, pour yourself a big ol’ glass of red wine. To make the truffles you’ll need:
1/2 cup high quality cocoa powder (plus 2 tablespoons set aside for rolling the finished truffles)
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup agave nectar
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons of coconut (for rolling finished truffles)
In the bowl of a food processor combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. If you do not have a food processor you can mix by hand, but make sure the mixture is very smooth. Place mixture in the freezer for 20 minutes or until firm. With a small scoop or melon baller, scoop mixture into balls and roll in either cocoa powder or coconut.