Get ready for the easiest holiday dessert recipe known to man— dark chocolate chai truffles!! Until about a month ago, I had NO idea that truffles were this simple to make. They’re so pretty and luscious, I figured there had to be some crazy secret to making them taste so good. Nope! Three ingredients, a few simple directions, and mostly wait time while your chocolate chills in the fridge. That’s it!
I was inspired to create these truffles by two of my favorite foodie inspirations: Minimalist Baker and the Food Network, of course! I’ve been following Dana from the Minimalist Baker for years and she never ceases to make my mouth water with her simple, yet creative vegan recipes. She posted a recipe for 2 ingredient chocolate truffles that opened my eyes to how easy this truffle making process could be and I knew I had to give it a go. But of course I had to put my own spin on it! I had been watching a Christmas special on the Food Network where they made a chai spiced truffle and that sounded like the perfect direction to go in. Time to get crackin’!
You begin by simmering a pot of milk on the stove and steeping chai tea bags in the milk to infuse it with that warm, cinnamon flavor. Then you pour the milk over a bowl of finely chopped dark chocolate, cover for a few minutes, then stir until it looks just like the chocolate bowl above. Refrain from just sticking a spoon in and going to town— I swear it’s worth the wait!
Your next steps are just refrigerating the chocolate for 1 hour, then scooping balls, rolling in cocoa powder, and popping one immediately into your mouth! Each bite is rich and creamy, and has just a hint of chai— perfect for the holiday season.
These truffles make a great gift, holiday party dessert, or just a post-dinner sweet-fix in the fridge all week long. Nate went crazzyyyy over these things and was eating them by the handful every night after dinner. I guess they’re his “new” favorite dessert (which changes weekly, of course).
So what are you baking this holiday season? Any favorites you’ve tried so far? I’m still loving these Soft Coconut Oil Molasses Cookies from Monday’s post and I’m definitely going to make these Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies again asap. Stop by next week for some more holiday treats and healthy savory eats— I promise it’s worth it 😉