Raw Vegan Eggnog Truffles and Sharing YOUR Remakes!
Wow, 2017 is just around the corner. Can you believe it?! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. My hubby's parents came to visit from Ontario which was nice. After growing up with white Christmas's (not just white but, like 4 feet of snow!), this is my third year of a GREEN Christmas out here on the West Coast of Canada. I LOVE a milder climate but there's something special about a snowy white Christmas that I miss.
Anyway, in my last post I shared my recipe for raw eggnog cheesecakes. They turned out so creamy, sweet, and full of flavour. I was inspired to make vegan eggnog truffles too! These could be a nice addition to your New Year's celebrations - or anytime really.
I chose to sweeten them with brown rice syrup because its a natural sweetener that is clear and I wanted to keep the truffles light in colour. You can use clear agave if you want. Use fresh nutmeg that you grate yourself, its so much tastier! If you use dried, you will want to use less. Do it to taste.
Raw Vegan Eggnog Truffles
2 tablespoons melted coconut butter
2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
2 tablespoons brown rice syrup*
4 teaspoons coconut flour
1/4 teaspoon each: cinnamon, fresh nutmeg, vanilla extract
4 teaspoons hot water
Whisk all ingredients, EXCEPT the water, together in a bowl set in another bowl of hot water to keep everything warm and fluid. Now add the water one teaspoon at a time, whisking in between. The mixture should come together and be really smooth. If not add 1/2 - 1 teaspoon more water. Place into the fridge for at least 5 hours or until it has firmed up. Roll it into 10 balls and place in the freezer while melting the chocolate.
1 cup of chocolate of choice (you can keep it raw or vegan)
1 teaspoon melted coconut oil
Melt the chocolate and coconut oil. Dip each truffle into the chocolate and then set onto a parchment paper lined tray. Set in the fridge. Drizzle more chocolate across the top if desired.
*Or you can do clear agave which will make them a bit sweeter.
Here are some pictures of the raw vegan dessert platter I made for Christmas Eve. It looks like a total explosion and is a bit hard to see everything, but here's what is one there. And I've linked to the recipes when possible.
- eggnog snowflake cheesecake
- peppermint swirl cheesecake
- chocolate cheesecake
- pumpkin chocolates
- eggnog truffles
- vegan brownies
- chocolate truffles
- chocolate peanut butter balls
- chocolate coconut stars
- snickers truffles
- orange ginger cheesecakes
I've also been stoked to see and hear about YOUR re-makes of my recipes! Here's what people have made and shared just in the past month!
Remember, you can always share your remake in the Sweetly Raw facebook group, and if you share on Instagram be sure to TAG me. I LOVE to see what you've made and I've started featuring remakes on my instagram account.
Andria @checkoutmyfoodie on Instagram made/shared my Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake
Sue @sue_t01 made my vegan chocolate peanut butter balls and shared them on instagram.
Mayumi @lapetite_maya made my vegan chocolate chip cookies and shared them on instagram.
Elise @kaleandchocolate made my vegan chocolate peanut butter balls several times and shared on instagram.
Juanita @creative.jua made my raw vegan jackfruit cheesecake. I love how she garnished it.
J Bradley made my raw vegan chocolate cheesecake over the holidays and shared it on Facebook.
Elisa made my Vegan Turmeric Coconut Nog and shared it on Facebook.
These lovely girls (my husbands nieces) made my vegan chocolate peanut butter balls and shared on facebook.
Chris made my vegan chocolate chip cookies and shared on facebook.
Here's what she had to say. I thought it was cute: "Heather, am chuckling here. I had to get these out of the freezer to show you. I got only 13 cookies out of this trial batch, but I love them big. I only have 8 left. Of course I had to sample #13......and then my husband and I each had two. We were very naughty. You should have seen the look on his face when he bit into that first one. That look made my day!!! You can see mine aren't as brown as yours, although they still taste heavenly. I totally agree about the oven!! Looks like I will be making them again. Thanks so much for your site!! Love it!! "
Priscilla @gastrawnomica made my raw vegan caramel apple swirl cheesecake and shared it on instagram.
Sherri @trailrunnersjourney made my vegan chocolate chip cookies and shared on instagram.
Sherri @trailrunnersjourney also made my raw vegan eggnog cheesecake and shared on instagram
Natalie @insummerthenight made my raw vegan brownies and shared on instagram
Vanessa @iarescientists made my raw vegan pumpkin brownies and shared them on instagram.
And be sure to check out my Youtube Channel HERE for weekly recipes! 🙂
Wishing you a WONDERFUL time ringing in the New Year!! What are your goals for 2017?! Lets make it a great one.