Chocolate Covered Strawberry Truffles

Is it summer yet? Not to whine, but… ok, I’m whining. About the weather. I mean seriously, the rain has GOT TO STOP. Yesterday I didn’t get rained on, but it was hot and humid (70 degrees with 95% humidity at around 10am to be exact!)

After coming home and feeling sticky from the weather, I wanted to make a cool refreshing treat for dessert. Luckily, I had pulled out the last of our frozen strawberries in the morning. I was originally planning to just snack on them or throw them on top of some ice cream. But instead, I decided to turn them into chocolate covered strawberry truffles..

I was so glad to have these freshly picked strawberries in the freezer. After they had been washed and dried completely, I laid them out in a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper. Once they had completely frozen, I popped them into a ziplock bag.

We have been using them up throughout the year and I finally used the last of them for these truffles. These chocolate covered strawberry truffles really hit the spot and reminded me that summer (and strawberry season!) is right around the corner.

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Truffles

Yield: 12

Ingredients:

8-10 thawed frozen whole strawberries
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/3 cup white chocolate chips
Several drops of pink gel food coloring

Directions:

Pulse strawberries in the food processor to make 1 cup of strawberry puree.

Place strawberry puree, sugar, and butter in a small nonstick pan over medium low heat and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until reduced to 1/2 cup. Mix reduced liquid with flour and salt in a small bowl. Chill truffle filling for 1 hour in the fridge or until cold.

Carefully roll chilled strawberry filling into 12 round truffles and place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes or until cold.

Melt semisweet chocolate chips in a shallow bowl on High 1 minute, stirring after 30 seconds; stir until chips are melted and mixture is smooth, microwaving an additional 10 seconds as needed. Mix in 1 tablespoon oil. Using 2 forks, dip strawberry centers into melted chocolate and cover evenly. Place on waxed paper and smooth tops with the back of a spoon, if needed. Cool in the fridge until chocolate is set, about an hour.

Melt white chocolate chips in a shallow bowl on High 1 minute, stirring after 30 seconds; stir until chips are melted and mixture is smooth Mix in remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil and pink gel food coloring and place chocolate in a pastry bag with a number 4 tip. Drizzle chocolate over truffles.

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8 Responses to “Vegan chocolate / banana / caramel cupcakes”

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    Joelen — February 12, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Oh my! These look fabulous!!!

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    Elizabeth — February 12, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    I love vegan chocolate cupcakes – and these look delicious. I can’t wait to try them!

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    Koo-Bean Cuisine — February 20, 2009 at 12:17 am

    These just made me so excited!!! They sound amazing and better yet…VEGAN! Thank you for posting this!

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    Jodi — February 21, 2009 at 12:08 am

    I saw these on Tastespotting and want to try, but — for the mousse what type of chocolate chips are you using? All of the ones I’ve seen in the store have milk fat in them. I’m new to vegan cooking, so maybe this is still non-dairy? My son is allergic which is why I’ve been trying many new vegan recipes!

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    foodess — February 21, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Wow, those look over-the-moon good!

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    Amy Kingman — August 27, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    I’m totally making these tonight! I dont have the fancy caramel sauce, but hopefully they’ll still be edible with regular caramel. 🙂 Yum!

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    Lexi — September 4, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Jodi- Gihrardelli semisweet chocolate chips do not have any milkfat in them.

    These look fantastic-I am allergic to dairy, and have been finding it sooo hard to sate my sweet tooth and not pay for it later.

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    Me — August 16, 2010 at 12:46 am

    They look fab! Thanks for sharing. I have included your site in our Vegan cupcake feature at http://www.partycupcakeideas.com

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