Mayan Chocolate Truffles
Mayan Chocolate Truffles

Mayan Chocolate Truffles

Mayan Chocolate Truffles

Presenting you the delicious recipe of Mayan Chocolate Truffles which you can make during this Valentine for your loved one and if you’re single then you can just make it for yourself, to pamper yourself. This recipe for Mayan chocolate truffles contains chocolate with an 85% cocoa content, bitterly and wonderfully dark.

You’ll find that the addition of other flavors such as orange, cinnamon, vanilla and even chipotle chili powder enhance the complexity of the chocolate’s inherent flavor and aroma.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 12 hours
Yield: About two dozen Mayan chocolate truffles.


10 oz chocolate with 85% cocoa content (chopped coarsely)
zest of 1 orange
1 tsp cinnamon (buy spices here)
1/4 tsp chipotle chili powder
1 vanilla bean
1 dash unrefined sea salt
1 cup full fat coconut milk (buy coconut milk here)
1 tbsp coconut oil (buy coconut oil here)
cocoa powder (for dredging truffles)


1. Toss chopped chocolate into a mixing bowl with the zest of one orange, cinnamon, chipotle chili powder, the contents of one vanilla bean and a dash unrefined sea salt.

2. Bring coconut milk and coconut oil to a slow simmer in a saucepan over a moderate flame.

3. Pour coconut milk and oil over the chopped chocolate and seasonings then stir continuously with a wooden spoon until the chocolate is thoroughly melted and the mixture or ganache, becomes thick, uniform and glossy.

4. Transfer the mixture to a plate lined with parchment paper, molding into a log as best you can, and allow it to harden in the refrigerator for eight to twelve hours, or overnight.

5.After the Mayan chocolate has hardened in the refrigerator for eight to twelve hours, remove it, unmold it from the parchment paper and carve it into irregular bite-sized chunks.

6. Toss the chunks with cocoa powder and serve.