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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Lemon Lavender Chocolate Truffles

This recipe is a really good variation to traditional truffle recipes that is gluten, dairy, soy and nut free with a tart, savory flavor. The centers are so light and fluffy. These would be great coated in chocolate also but I liked the cocoa/sugar dusting on the outside. Makes about 30 truffles

1 pkg of chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life brand)
1 can coconut milk (or 1 cup whipping cream for dairy version)
1 tsp lemon juice and zest
1 tsp fresh lavender, finely chopped
1 tsp vanilla
½ cup powdered sugar
1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp lavender, finely chopped

  • In a saucepan, melt chocolate chips. 
  • While chocolate is melting, open your can of coconut milk. The coconut cream rises to the top while the liquid settles at the bottom. You want about ½ cup of the coconut cream and ¼ cup of the coconut milk liquid (save the rest for another recipe). 
  • Once chips are melted, blend in coconut milk and cream, lemon juice and zest, lavender and vanilla using a mixer over medium speed. Blend for about 5 minutes or until mixture is smooth. 
  • Chill in bowl for about 30 minutes. Spoon teaspoons of mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and chill for another 30 minutes. 
  • Once truffles have hardened, roll into smooth balls.
  • In a small bowl, combine coating mixture. Roll truffle balls into coating mix until covered. Keep refrigerated in a sealed container. 

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