Vegan Chocolate Coffee Patron Truffles

If you’ve been following my Facebook page, you’ve probably noticed that Caitlin of Simply Photography & I collaborated on a winter styled shoot. We were really lucky to have the cupcakes & cookies provided by The Bombshell Bakes Shop. Their hand made baked goods are 100% vegan and very delicious! We also wanted to incorporate another sweet option for couples who practice a vegan lifestyle.

Since we wanted to inspire couples, I decided to incorporate more of a masculine dessert. It’s becoming more common to have co-ed wedding showers, so this would also be a good treat for that occasion too. My husband is a big fan of coffee & tequila. During our “honeymoon” in Mexico, one of our favorite parts was our daily Tequila Coffee Drink. I found this original recipe for vegan chocolate truffles here, and personalized it for his tastes. Truffles are so decadent, but easy to make! Just keep an eye on the melting chocolate, and the rest is effortless. You can serve them chilled or room temperature.

12 oz. Organic Vegan Semisweet Chocolate
1/4 c. Earth Balance, softened {can find this at Walmart}
1/4 c. Coffee Patron Liqueur *
1/4 c. Strong Coffee

Unsweetened Organic Cocoa Powder blended with Organic Powdered (icing) sugar (equal amounts)
Almond Flour {used in making macarons}
Sprinkles of choice

Break up the chocolate in very small pieces. Place in the top of a double boiler over barely simmering water. Cook until chocolate melts, stirring often. Transfer to a medium-sized bowl. Stir in the Earth Balance. Gradually beat in the liqueur, beating constantly to keep the mixture creamy and smooth. Cover and refrigerate 1-2 hours, til firm. With hands, roll mixture into 1″ balls. Roll balls in mixture of choice.

I finished mine in three ways, with a powdered sugar/cocoa mixture, sprinkles, and the white Almond Flour. I had some leftover Almond Flour from making macarons, and it has a nutty flavor that pairs really well with the dark chocolate & coffee. That was Rocky’s favorite so I felt very Top Chef about my little concoction 🙂

* You can always substitute Kahlua or another favorite liqueur for the Coffee Patron

* Cake Bowl from My Sweet & Saucy Supply

I will be posting the entire shoot soon… I hope you all have a comfy winter “snow” day & don’t forget to vote for your favorite military couple on my Facebook page!

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