Healthy Chocolate Truffles
Healthy Chocolate Truffles are perfect bite-size dessert and healthier as it is made with cauliflower mashed potatoes. It is naturally gluten-free and vegan-friendly.
I have been eyeing this mashed potato truffles for a very long time. It's just that I hardly ever make mashed potatoes...until recently I made cauliflower mashed potatoes. There was some leftover cauliflower mashed potatoes which was used for making these healthy chocolate truffles, which surprisingly works!!! Previously, I shared two other variations of truffles- Healthy Ferrero Rocher Truffles // Boozy Truffles because I love the idea of bite-size dessert in my fridge + it makes a lovely dessert for a party or as an edible gift this holiday season!
The idea of using leftover cold, mashed cauliflower isn't appetizing and I totally get it. When serving to a crowd, you should probably not announce that healthy chocolate truffles are made with cauliflower either; chocolate + cauliflower isn't the most exciting combination. I promise you can't taste cauliflower at all - it's just chocolate through and through. Before you think I am crazy, try it out yourself and share it with your loved ones. I hope you (and your loved ones) will be pleasantly surprised as I was by these healthy chocolate truffles.
Talking about holiday gifts, did you do any shopping? I upgraded from iphone 5 to 7 finally but other than that, no shopping for me. I did share a Foodie Gift Guide Under $25 if you are looking for unique and usable gift ideas.
Healthy Chocolate Truffles are naturally gluten-free & can be made vegan; just you use vegan cauliflower mashed potatoes + vegan chocolate chips. Cauliflower mashed potatoes I made wasn't vegan but you can easily sub vegan butter and dairy-free milk.
Use plain cauliflower mashed for this recipe; so no garlic, herbs, or overpowering spices. I simply used butter, splash of heavy cream, and salt.
Cauliflower mashed potatoes are slightly watery so you may need to add couple tablespoons of cocoa powder.
It is not shipping friendly but can be stored for 3-4 days in the refrigerator.
Original recipe comes from Dessert for Two!
Healthy Chocolate Truffles
Author: Dixya @Food, Pleasure, and Health
1/2 cup cold, plain mashed cauliflower (see notes for the recipe)
1 cup chocolate chips, I used dark
2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
splash of vanilla extract
instant coffee, unsweetened cocoa powder, nuts
Melt chocolate chips in a double broiler or use a microwave at 30 seconds interval.
Combine mashed cauliflower with melted chocolate, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract and mix it well.
Leave it in the fridge for 30-45 minutes until it firms up.
Roll about a tablespoon of cauliflower mixture into small balls.
Roll balls into toppings of your choice. I mixed instant coffee powder + unsweetened cocoa together.
Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Cauliflower Mashed Potato:
Boil cauliflower florets (from 1 large cauliflower) head until tender. Use a potato masher or a food processor to turn them to resemble mashed potatoes like texture. Melt 1 tablespoon butter and stir in together. Add splash of heavy cream or milk as desired and salt to season.
Have you tried veggies for dessert before? I am still intrigued by this idea but I'd love to hear your thoughts.