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German Chocolate Cake Frosting Truffles



  • 1/2 cup farro
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 TB Earth Balance
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 2 TB raw agave syrup
  • 3/4 cup canned coconut milk
  • 2 rounded teaspoons of cornstarch, dissolved in 2 TB water
  • 1/2 TB liquid lecithin (optional)
  • 2 cups vegan chocolate chips (I used Guittard brand)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or 1/2 vanilla bean, scraped


  1. Rinse the farro in a fine mesh strainer under a few exchanges of cold water. Combine the farro and water in a medium-sized saucepan over high heat. Once it comes to a boil, reduce to a simmer for about 25 minutes. After 25 minutes, test the farro. It should be firm to the bite. Drain and rinse the farro under cold water and transfer to a bowl.
  2. Add in the vegan butter, salt, shredded coconut, and agave. If you want this as a breakfast porridge, stop here and serve immediately with a few splashes of almond milk.
  3. If you’d like to make the truffles, proceed by adding the coconut milk to a small saucepan. Bring to a small simmer, and add in the cornstarch/water mixture, stir until slightly thick, then transfer and fold into the farro mixture. Add in the liquid lecithin, stir again, then place it the freezer to chill for about an hour.
  4. After an hour, the truffle filling should be cold but still pliable. To form the spheres, scoop out a heaping teaspoon of the mixture. Roll into a sphere between your palms, repeating the process until the filling is gone.
  5. Place the spheres onto a baking sheet lined with a silpat. Then, place into the freezer to set for an hour or two.
  6. Once you are ready to cover the spheres in chocolate, create a double boiler by placing a few inches of water into a saucepan. Place a glass pyrex bowl over the saucepan, ensuring that the water does not touch the bottom of the bowl.
  7. Place the chocolate chips into the bowl and slowly stir, allowing them to melt. Once the chocolate is fully melted, add in the vanilla and stir again. Reduce the heat to its lowest setting.
  8. Toss a few of the spheres into the melted chocolate. Rotate them with a spoon until well coated, then transfer them back onto the silpat, repeating the process until the mixture is gone. Place in the refrigerator to chill. After an hour or so, they can be removed from the silpat and placed into a tupperware container and stored in the refrigerator.
  9. Allow the truffles to sit out at room temperature for 10-15 minutes before serving.
  • Cook Time: 1 hours