Dark Chocolate Almond Milk Truffles for Valentine’s Day

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze, my favorite almond milk.

Just like many other holidays, it’s fun to look back at past Valentine’s Days and see how different they’ve all been:

-with my middle school best girlfriends, when we all made brownie batter, ate it straight-up, and watched classic romance movies

-my first Valentine’s Day with the Pilot. We had an incredible 7-course meal at Cuvee in Tucson, which has since closed, with lots of wine, and talking until the sun came up

-in Valdosta, when our husbands were out of country. I invited all of the wives over for dinner, cocktails and dessert (it was amazing)

-a quiet dinner at home with the Pilot, chocolate, wine, and our beautiful new baby

-and this year, which I suspect will be spent at the beach and one of our favorite restaurants with Liv

One constant in every Valentine’s Day celebration: ALLTHECHOCOLATE. 

Heart-shaped Dark Chocolate almond milk truffles

For this upcoming Valentine’s Day, whether you’re deciding what you want to wear, or do, or where you’re doing, at least you know dessert’s covered. I got your back with these dark chocolate almond milk truffles. Bonus: these beautiful truffles are vegan-friendly, contain no added sugar, and despite their glam appearance, they’re super easy to make. 

Dark chocolate almond milk truffles

Melted chocolate

heart-shaped truffle mold

Dark Chocolate Almond Milk Truffles for Valentine’s Day

I made these lovely almond milk truffles with dark chocolate, Almond Breeze (I’m loving the new hint of honey flavor!), and topped them with edible pink hearts. Glitter is always necessary.

one heart-shaped dark chocolate truffle

Wrap them up in a sweet little box with a box for someone you love,

plate of dark chocolate almond milk truffles

me holding a plate of truffles

or make them for yourself. 🙂

Valentine's Day truffles

Here’s the recipe if you’d like to give them a try!

 

dark chocolate almond milk truffles
Serves 12
A decadent chocolate treat! Make these as a gift... or for yourself.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 bars of your favorite dark chocolate (approx 5.25 oz)
  2. 1/3 cup Almond Breeze almond milk
  3. 1/2 tablespoon unsalted grassfed butter (vegan option: coconut oil)
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  5. pinch of sea salt
  6. optional: almond butter (for filling)
Instructions
  1. 1. In a double-boiler, melt the chocolate until smooth. Stir in the Almond Breeze, vanilla, and sea salt, and whisk well until smooth. Remove from heat and add the butter or coconut oil. Stir to combine.
  2. 2. Spoon the mixture into a silicon chocolate mold. You can add a little almond butter as a filling here if you'd like. Place in the fridge to harden, about 1 hour.
  3. 3. Gently remove from the mold and sprinkle with shredded coconut, cocoa powder, or edible glitter.
  4. 4. Store in the fridge.
Notes
  1. No chocolate mold? No worries! Place in the fridge to slightly harden (about 30 minutes) and use a melon ball scoop and your hands to roll into balls.
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What’s your most memorable Valentine’s Day? Any dates gone wrong? What’s your fave chocolate dessert? 

hugs and chocolate kisses,

G

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze. Thank you for supporting the companies who help to support our family. <3

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More Almond Breeze recipe collaborations:

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29 Comments

  1. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on February 10, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    Lovely recipe! I’ll be sacrificing my sugar detox for them. I even have the heart shaped baking dish.

  2. Anita on February 10, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    So cute! Maybe I’ll make up a batch for my girlfriends. 🙂

    Happy Valentine’s Day, Gina!

    Always, Anita

  3. Nicole @ Runs & WODs on February 10, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    I can’t believe how simple the recipe is! They look delicious! I’m a chocolate monster so I’ll absolutely be eating these.

  4. Sarah on February 10, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    What brand of dark chocolate or what kind of dark chocolate do you typically use? I can’t wait to try this recipe to add to all the yummy recipes I have been making with the WSU! Happy Valentines Day!

  5. Sam @ Grapefruit & Granola on February 10, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Aw, these are cute!

    One Valentine’s Day when my husband and I started dating, I wanted to get him something really special. He loves baseball so I decided to get him tickets to spring training to a team near us. I had NO idea that spring training was in Florida because I know absolutely nothing about baseball. We were in college at the time so this cost me a good chunk of my paycheck. He gave me the most confused look when he opened the tickets, and I started bawling when he told me training was in Florida. We still laugh about it 🙂

  6. Allison @ Wine and the Wooden Spoon on February 10, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    I would never think that you could use almond milk to make truffles. What a great idea!

  7. Tricia @ A Couple of Dashes on February 10, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    I would have never thought to make these with Almond Milk, but it’s such a guilt free option! I love it!

  8. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment on February 10, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Love this recipe and the heart shaped dish! I have had a mix of Valentine’s Day celebrations. Some have been better than others of course, but nothing crazy!

  9. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on February 10, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    I’ve always wanted to make truffles at home!!

  10. Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out on February 10, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    This looks so delicious!!

  11. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on February 10, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    These look yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Sarah F on February 11, 2015 at 12:55 am

    Love these! I don’t think I will be making them for valentine’s day (due to large chocolate purchase I made yesterday there is already plenty of chocolate floating around), but will have to make in the future for “just because I want chocolate”.

  13. CARLA on February 11, 2015 at 2:55 am

    (((adds almond milk to list)))

  14. Laina on February 11, 2015 at 3:34 am

    I’ll be in San Diego for the first time next week. Any recommendations of must eat and must do! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on February 11, 2015 at 3:30 pm

      which area will you be in?

      • Laina on February 11, 2015 at 6:00 pm

        Del mar.. It’ll be our second stop after seeing Britney in Vegas!

  15. Cara's Healthy Cravings on February 11, 2015 at 4:36 am

    Dark chocolate, always dark chocolate!
    There was one Valentine’s where my hubby (my then boyfriend in high school) took me out for dinner to a fancy shmancy restaurant, trying to do his best to impress… It was quite a formal meal and we were so overwhelmed and confused by the copious amount of cutlery on the table, we spent the whole me attempting to see what other diners were doing and laughing our way through the meal.

    • Fitnessista on February 11, 2015 at 3:30 pm

      haha that is amazing

  16. Gianna @ Run, Lift, Repeat on February 11, 2015 at 7:10 am

    Can’t wait to try these – and just so happen to have all ingredients on hand. I am not a sweets person really but I make them all the time for coworkers and friends!

    I’ve never been a big valentine’s day person. My favorites are definitely with girlfriends over wine and dinners. I tell the bf that I prefer a random show of affection vs an overboard vday (which I say as we have dinners planned for tonight and the weekend “celebrating” 🙂 )

    • Fitnessista on February 11, 2015 at 3:28 pm

      let me know if you give them a try!

  17. Sandra F. on February 11, 2015 at 8:06 am

    OMG. So trying these. I Love easy recipes!

  18. Addison on February 11, 2015 at 8:13 am

    The only Valentine’s Day I really remember was going to Macaroni Grill with my high school boyfriend! Haha! This year a couple of my closest friends and I are making dinner — lamb with rice and spring rolls. I’m in charge of drinks and dessert! 😉

    • Fitnessista on February 11, 2015 at 3:25 pm

      that sounds fantastic! i totally went to macaroni grill with my high school bf for v-day too haha

  19. Julie on February 11, 2015 at 8:58 am

    This year is looking promising… I just got a dozen roses delivered to me at work 3 days early! To say I was surprised would be an understatement. The boyfriend is stepping up his game… 😉

  20. Arianne on February 11, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    WHEREEEE did you get that gorgeous fuchsia tank in one of those pics???

    • Fitnessista on February 11, 2015 at 3:18 pm

      thank you! it’s from express! (last year)

  21. Alex @ True Femme on February 11, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    These look so cute and delicious! Honestly, I’m not looking forward to Valentine’s Day this year and I’m really ready for it to be over. One year I went to a yoga class on Valentine’s Day and our teacher made us mini maple cheesecakes. That was the best class ever I think 😉

  22. Stacy @ Sweating Tulipz on February 12, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    This recipe looks great! Can’t wait to give it a shot!

    I am a low maintenance, beer and pizza type of girl. We are going to a new restaurant though on Friday this year in celebration of Vday…there weren’t any openings on Saturday so we may still get our pizza date! 🙂

  23. Liz S. on February 14, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    Ooh, this recipe is FANTASTIC!

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