Yesterday was my Christmas baking day! I made some crowd pleasers, like these Apple Pie Bliss Balls
, but I’ve been in the mood to recreate old school favourites.
Earlier this week I posted a vegan, gluten-free, oil-free version of my mom’s Christmas Spice Cake
and I’ve been brainstorming on other recipe makeovers ever since. I’m cutting it short but am determined to fit in some other holiday recipes before the big day!
These Orange Chocolate Truffles were inspired by the orange chocolate I used to get in my stocking growing up. I would eat it first thing Christmas morning (gross). I’m not sure if the “orange” part made me feel like it was breakfast-appropriate but this version is a massive whole food, no added sugar upgrade!
These truffles are decadent and creamy with just a hint of fresh orange! They make an impressive dessert and pair beautifully with coffee or espresso! The recipe requires only a handful of ingredients and is surprisingly easy!
I finished these Orange Chocolate Truffles by rolling them in unsweetened cocoa powder and toasted coconut but you can also experiment with crushed nuts or hemp seeds.
I’m going to keep these in the freezer and take them out about 30 minutes before serving. I’ve already had them straight out of the freezer (delicious!), wasting no taste-testing time!