Vegan chocolate orange truffle bites
Prep time 1-2 hours
Cook time 1-2 hours
Makes 24 pieces
These sweet and melt-in-the mouth vegan truffles have a devilishly moreish quality. Top with goji berries for a perfect homemade gift. Each piece provides 90 kcal, 0.8g protein, 5g carbohydrate (of which 4.5g sugars), 7g fat (of which 6g saturates), 0.7g fibre and 0.2g salt.
Grease a small rectangular glass dish (approximately 17cm/7in x 11cm/4in) with a little coconut oil. Line with baking parchment.
Heat the coconut oil in a saucepan over a low heat until melted. Whisk in the cocoa powder until smooth and well combined.
Stir in the maple syrup, vanilla extract, orange extract and salt until well combined, then stir in almost all of the goji berries, reserving a small handful for decoration.
Pour the fudge mixture into the prepared tin, then sprinkle over the remaining goji berries and the orange zest, pressing them gently onto the surface.
Chill in the fridge for 1 hour, or until set.
Slice with a sharp knife and serve.
- 200g/7oz coconut oil, plus extra for greasing
- 100g/3½oz cocoa powder
- 6 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp orange extract
- pinch salt
- 60g/2¼oz goji berries (available from health-food stores)
- ½ organic orange, zest only, julienned
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