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Christmas Brandy Truffles

Preparation/cooking time 2 hours - at least one hour of this is in the fridge!

Serves:

Christmas Brandy Truffles

Chocolate, brandy and creamy richness. What more can we say? Just don't eat them all at once!

These indulgent vegan chocolate treats for the festive season make beautiful little gifts too!

Ingredients: 

  • 1 tub vegan 'cream cheese' like Tofutti Original Creamy Smooth or make your own vegan cream cheese
  • 450g/1lb icing sugar
  • 345g/12oz dark chocolate
  • 1½ tsp brandy
  • Dark cocoa powder
  • Topping 200g/7oz icing sugar (plus water according to packet instructions)
  • 1 tbsp dried cranberries
  • 1 tub green angelica, cut into leaf shapes

Method: 

1. Spoon vegan 'cream cheese' into a bowl, sieve in the icing sugar and beat well until smooth.

2. Break the chocolate into a bowl and then immerse the bowl into a saucepan of simmering water on the top of your oven. Stir with wooden spoon as it melts.

3. Add melted chocolate to 'vegan cheese' and icing mixture, along with the brandy.

4. Mix well, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

5. Now shape the mix into truffles (about ½ inch balls). Put the cocoa powder into a bowl, add the truffles and then gently shake the bowl so they become coated.

6. Mix the icing sugar and appropriate amount of water. Spoon onto truffles then decorate with angelica leaves and cranberries. Store in a cool place until ready to eat.

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