When I think about prepping game day snacks, my mind always seems to go to savory foods first. But after the savory foods are done, I always want something sweet. What can I say? I have a sweet tooth! So this time when I was challenged by Silk to create a game day treat, I jumped right to desert first and created dairy-free truffles shaped like footballs.
And really, how cute are these football truffles?!
But they, they are footballs. So fun! Better than that, they are crazy good. There won’t be any leftover after your football party, I assure you.
Dairy-Free Truffles Shaped Like Footballs
- 2 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips
- ½ cup Silk Almondmilk
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Vanilla icing
*** While this recipe uses dairy-free Silk Almondmilk, it is only truly dairy-free for allergy purposes if dairy-free chocolate is used. Many chocolate chips have trace amounts of dairy and/or milk fat.***
In a small pot melt the dark chocolate chips over low heat, stirring continuously. As the chocolate melts, add the Silk Almondmilk and vanilla and whisk until ingredients are well combined and creamy. It should make creamy peaks, if it is liquidy add a little more chocolate.
Cover and chill in freezer for about an hour.
Once the chocolate is firm, scoop small spoonfuls into your hand and roll into a football shape. Set footballs on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and return to the freezer.
The key to creating the football shape is to work quickly and don’t second-guess yourself. The less you touch the truffle, the better. So make a shape and be done with it – don’t over analyze.
Melt the semi-sweet chocolate in a pot over low heat or in the microwave on 50% power in 20-second intervals, stirring in between, until smooth.
Work quickly to dip footballs into the dark chocolate. You can use a toothpick, skewer or spoon to assist with dipping. I found it was easiest to use a skewer and spoon chocolate over the top.
Place footballs in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to cool.
Once footballs have completely hardened, put a couple of scoops of vanilla icing in a plastic bag. Snip off the tip and apply icing to the chocolate to form laces.
That’s my Meatless Monday Night Football tailgate recipe. What do you think? Yummy, right? For more great ideas to make your tailgate meatless checkout Silk’s Sideline Meat.