Triple Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups of Hazelnuts (Approx. 200g)
  • 1/4 Cup of Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 Cup of Cacao Powder
  • 1/4 Cup of Water
  • 1/3 Cup Dark Vegan Chocolate (or find my vegan chocolate recipe here)

Method

  • Preheat your oven to 160° and place the Hazlenuts on a tray, make sure to leave a call handful for later, then bake for around 7-8 minutes to soften them
  • Using a tea towel or muslin cloth gather the cooked nuts, wrap them up and give a good shake to try and release as much of the skin as possible (it is not an issue if the skin is left on)
  • In a food blender give the nuts a whirl for a few moments to help break them down into small chunks
  • Add the maple syrup, the cacao, and water then blend until a rough chocolatey/nutty texture appears 
  • Heat a pan of water and place a glass bowl over making sure it is not touching the water and slowly melt the dark chocolate (of if you are using my homemade recipe)
  • Whilst the chocolate is slowly melting make small balls from the chocolatey nut mixture 
  • Then dip them in the melted chocolate and leave to cool in the fridge until set

To Make Tripple Chocolate:

  • Repeat the melted chocolate process and whilst the chocolate is melting roughly chop the remaining hazelnuts into small pieces
  • Dip the truffles into the chocolate then coat in the chopped nuts and leave to set
  • Enjoy!