These chocolate almond fudge truffles combine the rich flavors of dark chocolate, almond butter and toasted almonds in a bite-sized treat that’s both deliciously creamy and easy to make.
One of the best parts of the holiday season is all the lovely sweets and treats that we make, share and enjoy in the spirit of celebration. And while I do love a good baking session this time of year, sometimes I just want a little something sweet to whip up that doesn’t require turning on the oven or a lot of hands-on time. That’s when these chocolate almond fudge truffles come in handy.
These chocolate almond fudge truffles have a lot going for them any time of year but even more so during the holiday season. Easy yet elegant, they require little effort and last for weeks in the fridge, which makes them pretty ideal this time of year. You can pack them in little gift boxes as a homemade gift, set them out after a holiday dinner for a sweet bite with coffee or just keep a batch around for afternoon nibbling.
Traditionally truffles are made from a chocolate ganache, which is a mixture of melted chocolate and cream that’s chilled, then scooped and rolled into balls. While traditional fudge is anything but easy, requiring a candy thermometer and a lot of elbow grease to achieve the right consistency. This recipe however combines the ease of truffles with the consistency of fudge for a sweet treat that has a bit of chew along with the melt-in-your-mouth appeal of a chocolate truffle.
How to make fudge truffles:
A handful of pantry ingredients are all you need. The fudge truffles starts by melting together chocolate and coconut milk until smooth, to which almond butter is added before being chilled until firm enough to roll. Once firm the mixture is formed into balls and rolled in a coating of crushed toasted almonds.
Because there is no butter and no cream added these truffles are both vegan and paleo friendly. It’s the almond butter that gives the truffles their fudgy texture.
Deliciously dense and chocolatey, try these fudge truffles anytime you need an easy chocolate treat.