A homemade chocolate gift

Rich and luxurious home-made chocolate truffles.

Today we were at the birthday party for Jonas, who is now three years old. With us we had a little train carrier cart for his wooden train set, that carried a cool little red car. Instead of flowers I made a half batch of these chocolate treats for him instead. Super easy and quick to make, and in the right container they could make for a cute little Christmas gift, too!

Recipe idea from Finnish vegan blog Chocochili

Chocolate and oat truffles 

(makes about 30 pieces)
100g margarine
100ml icing sugar 
4 tbsp Fair Trade cocoa powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla sugar
(A pinch of salt if your margarine is low-sodium)
300ml oat flakes
1 tsp water
100g Fair Trade dark chocolate

Icing sugar and cocoa powder for decoration

Combine sugar and butter in a bowl and mix to an even paste. Add cocoa powder, cinnamon, vanilla sugar and oat flakes (and a teaspoon of water if it seems too dry), and mix again. 

Melt the chocolate carefully using a water bath. I don't have a layered pot, so I boiled water in a regular pot, put the chocolate in a cup and placed the cup in the water. Because chocolate burns easily, a water bath an easy way to melt it. 

Pour the chocolate in with the rest of the ingredients, make sure the mixture is even. Let it cool in the fridge for about 10 minutes. Prepare two bowls; one with icing sugar and one with cocoa powder. 

Roll (the amount of a heaped teaspoon) of chocolate dough in the palm of your hands into balls, drop them into one of the smaller bowls to then coat them in icing sugar or cocoa powder. Store the treats in fridge if you don't eat them right away.


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