Festive Vegan White Chocolate Candy Cane Truffles! Meltingly rich, sweet, creamy, indulgent, and totally dairy-free!
Vegan Candy Cane White Candy Cane Chocolate Truffles. Because I love chocolate, especially white chocolate, peppermint, and all things festive!
These delicious truffles are meltingly rich, creamy, sweet, and indulgent. The insides are perfectly smooth, creamy & flecked with crunchy, chewy, candy cane pieces...So perfect for the holidays!
You can enjoy the truffles just as they are, dip them in melted chocolate (my fave!), or roll them in powdered sugar, cocoa powder, or crushed candy canes.
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Vegan White Chocolate Candy Cane TrufflesAuthor:
- 8 tablespoons (120 grams) cocoa butter , melted (measured after melting) if not using a scale
- 3 tablespoons (48 grams) cashew butter
- 6 tablespoons (90 mls) creamy dairy-free milk , such as cashew, coconut, or oat
- ⅛ teaspoon fine sea salt
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon peppermint extract , or a little more to taste
- 8 tablespoons (63 grams) powdered sugar
- 2 vegan candy canes , optional - (crushed - a few pulses in a food processor works well or put them in a bag and bash them to bits with a rolling pin!)
Optional chocolate coating
- 1 cup (168 grams) dairy-free chocolate
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- Melt the cocoa butter gently in a mixing bowl either over a pan of gently simmering water or on low in a microwave. Add the cashew butter, and milk, and warm gently again until you can whisk it all together until completely smooth.
- Remove from the heat and add the salt, vanilla, and peppermint. Stir to combine, then add the powdered sugar. Stir the mixture roughly together then add the crushed candy canes (if using), and stir again really well until a cohesive and smooth mixture is formed.
- Cover the bowl with a plate or clingwrap, and put it in the fridge to firm up enough to scoop and roll. If you accidentally leave it too long and it gets really hard simply leave out at room temperature until softened slightly.
- Scoop with a melon baller, tablespoon, or cookie scoop, and roll into balls. Cover a plate or small baking sheet with parchment paper and place on the paper as you roll. Then you can leave them as they are or coat/roll in your chosen coatings (chocolate, powdered sugar, or crushed candy canes).
For a chocolate coating
- Melt the chocolate and coconut oil together in a bowl over a gently simmering bowl of water, or very gently in a microwave. The coconut oil is important for keeping the coating smooth.
- Drop each truffle quickly into the chocolate and move around with a spoon to coat. Transfer to a parchment paper lined tray/plate. They are really pretty with a sprinkle of crushed candy canes. Be sure to do it while the chocolate is still wet. Refrigerate to set the chocolate.