Peppermint Chocolate Truffles- Made with Chickpeas!
High protein chocolate truffles
If you’re looking for an easy, no bake treat that’s ready in just about 15-20 minutes, then I’ve got the perfect one for you. These rich and Creamy Peppermint Chocolate Truffles are made with just 5 simple ingredients and have a decadent chocolate center that is made from- chickpeas!
Trust me when I say, you will find yourself obsessing over the texture of these chickpea chocolate truffles and their simple but perfectly sweet flavor. Plus it doesn’t hurt that they’re both vegan, gluten free, and naturally packed with protein from the chickpeas!
Ingredients in healthier chocolate truffles
Now i’m sure you’re asking yourself, how are these chocolate truffles any healthier than the real thing? Well, traditionally, truffles are made with powdered sugar and butter, but these peppermint chocolate truffles are made with only five ingredients and are sweetened only with the sugar that’s in the chocolate chips.
chickpeas aka garbanzo beans– YES, we are using chickpeas to make this recipe. Trust me, you won’t even taste them but they create such an amazing texture for these truffles.
nut butter– I have tried almost every type of nut butter for this recipe, however my favorite so far as been cashew. butter. Feel free to use a seed butter to make these nut-free.
dark chocolate– to keep these low in sugar, you can use Lily’s Dark Chocolate, or just any vegan dark chocolate that you prefer.
peppermint extract– just a touch of peppermint extract inside the these truffles to add a lovely peppermint flavor.
candy cane– crushed candy cane is sprinkled on top of these truffles for the perfect minty crunchy flavor and texture.
Tips for making a perfectly smooth chocolate coating
Making perfectly smooth melted chocolate can be tricky, however, if you follow these simple and easy tips and tricks you’ll have velvety smooth melted chocolate every time!
- TRICK: Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in an open, medium shallow dish. Place the chocolate chips inside the dish, then add about 1-2 tsp of coconut oil to the center. Add the dish to the center of the microwave and cook for 30 seconds. Remove, and stir really well with a spoon. Return to the microwave for an additional 30 seconds. Repeat this process until the chocolate is smooth and creamy.
- TIP: When the chocolate is almost melted, only microwave it for 15 seconds instead of the full 30. This ensures that the chocolate doesn’t burn, once it’s burnt, you can’t get it back.
- TRICK: Fill a small saucepan with a shallow amount of water. Place a bowl that comfortably sits on top of the saucepan but doesn’t touch the water. You want to create steam from the water, which will melt the chocolate. If the water is touching the bottom of the bowl it will ruin the chocolate. Let it simmer, stirring occasionally until the chocolate is smooth and creamy.
- TIP: Try adding in 1-2 tsp of coconut oil to help break down the chocolate and make it smooth and creamy.