Mignardises (Vegan Truffles)
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This recipe was created by world reknown chef Charlie Trotter, and is featured in the cookbook Great Chefs Cook Vegan (Gibbs Smith 2008). Reprinted with permissions.

This is a very easy recipe to make, but allow 4 hours for chilling.
Serves: 80 truffles
  • 1 cup raw cashew butter
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla seeds scraped from vanilla bean
  • 1 tablespoon nama shoyu (raw soy sauce)
  • Variety of coatings such as coconut, sesame seeds, crushed pumpkin seeds, cayenne pepper or chopped dried fruit
  1. In a food processor, combine cashew butter, maple syrup, cocoa powder, vanilla seeds and nama shoyu and process until smooth and thick.
  2. Pour into a shallow container and cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.
  3. Using a melon baller, scrape truffle base into small balls.
  4. Fill or roll chocolate truffles with spices, seeds, nuts or dried fruits of your choice.
  5. Shape as desired (rounds, pear-shaped, nougat, or cylinders).
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/dairy-free-desserts/mignardises-vegan