Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and maybe you forgot to pick up a box of chocolates or perhaps you just want to make your sweetie or friends something delicious to celebrate. We have the perfect recipe for you: vegan truffles! These tasty treats will make a great and unique Valentine’s as well as just because. We have put together a basic recipe for the truffles, but adding different flavorings and toppings will really personalize these romantic chocolates.

Vegan Romantic Truffles

  • 1 8oz Container of Vegan Cream Cheese (we recommend Follow Your Heart)
  • 2 Cups Organic Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Cups Vegan Chocolate Chips
Flavor Ideas
  • Vanilla Bean Extract
  • Hazelnut Extract
  • Raspberry Flavoring
  • Peanut Butter
  • Almond Flavoring
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Peppermint

Possible Toppings

  • Coconut Shavings
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Crushed nuts (almonds, peanuts etc)
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Crushed Mint Candy

In a mixing bowl, whip the vegan cream cheese and powdered sugar and set aside. In a double boiler, stovetop or microwave melt the chocolate chips until smooth. Add the chocolate chips to the cream cheese mixture and blend until smooth. You may want to add more chocolate depending on your preference. If you are making a multitude of flavors, you should set aside different amounts in smaller bowls. Add in the desired flavor such as raspberry, peanut butter, or cayenne pepper. Mix the flavoring in and refrigerate for one hour. If you are making basic chocolate truffles, refrigerate for one hour right after mixing in the melted chocolate.

Once refrigerated, roll into small balls. For simple truffles roll in either cocoa powder or powdered sugar and set aside. For more exciting toppings, such as crushed nuts, candies, salt, or cinnamon also roll and set aside. We think this recipe works best with a number of different flavors or toppings. That way you can make your own unique box of vegan chocolates!

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My birthday is in December and to my delight one of my good friends, Andrea, made me amazing homemade vegan peanut butter cups and mailed them from NY to CA. After opening my package, I was amazed to sink my teeth into these delightful desserts and had to share them with my friends. After I devoured my treats, I soon craved more. I wrote Andrea asking for the recipe and to my delight, she quickly emailed the recipe. As it turns out, she got the recipe from Alicia Silverstone, who just wrote the vegan book the Kind Diet. Since, she sent me the recipe, I had to try it myself and pass it on to my lovely blog readers. Trust us, this easy and fun recipe is worth the two-hour wait! They also make a nice present, especially with Valentine’s Day fast approaching.

Vegan Peanut Butter Cups 

Prep Time: 15-20 minutes    Cool Time: 2.5 hours

1 Cup Vegan Chocolate Chips

3/4 Cup Organic Crunch Peanut Butter

3/4 Cup Graham Cracker Crumbles

1/2 Cup Organic Earth Balance

1/4 Cup Organic Evaporated Cane Juice or other sweetener

1/4 Cup Soy Milk

1/4 Cup Organic Chopped Peanuts

In a small muffin tin, line the muffin circles with preferably recycled or eco-friendly muffin liners and set aside. Melt the Earth Balance in a small saucepan and stir in the peanut butter, graham crackers, and evaporated cane juice. Remove from heat and with a spoon, put the peanut butter mixture into the liners at about halfway or 2 tbsp per cup. In another sauce pan, heat up the soy milk and add in the chocolate chips. Stir until the chocolate is melted. Pour the chocolate over the peanut butter in the lining until they are filled. Sprinkle the peanuts on top. Place the tray in the fridge for 2.5 hours and serve or wrap as a gift!

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