These 3 ingredient, homemade Vegan Chocolate Truffles are so easy to make and taste AMAZING! They are gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free! You even learn how to make chocolate from scratch.
Recipe Difficulty – Very Easy
Why this recipe works
One of the best parts of the holiday season is all of the yummy foods! When you need to adjust those foods to be gluten, dairy, and/or refined sugar free, it can be tricky! I specialise in just those kinds of recipes and today, I’m bringing you some vegan gluten free chocolate truffles.
If you’ve been wondering how to make chocolate truffles as the holidays approach, you are in luck! These dark chocolate truffles are perfect for serving as a little treat this Christmas. Your family and friends won’t believe it when you say you made them yourself! These dairy free truffles taste better than shop-bought cocoa truffles in my opinion.
This vegan truffle recipe is definitely more indulgent than my normal recipes, but hey – its Christmas!!!
Ingredients to make Vegan Chocolate Truffles
- Coconut Oil – helps the chocolate to have a perfect texture with a great undertone of flavour.
- Cacao Powder – brings a wonderfully deep chocolate flavour. If you have some spare then check out my Sweet Potato Brownies.
- Maple Syrup – is one of my favourite natural sweeteners.
- Salt – you only need a pinch to help balance the flavours in these vegan chocolate balls.
See recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.
- Cacao Powder – can be substituted with cocoa powder in these truffle balls. It may be a little sweeter.
- Maple Syrup – Agave syrup is a great vegan substitute. Honey could also be used for those who aren’t vegan.
- Deluxe – Try topping your truffles with either ground pistachios, cacao nibs (my favourite) or just raw cacao powder. You could also drizzle with raw vegan white chocolate.
- Kid friendly – If you have kids, they will absolutely LOVE making these! Let them be involved and have some fun. You can allow them to pick the toppings for their own.
See this Vegan Rocky Road version of this recipe on my website!
How to make Vegan Chocolate Truffles
Step 1: Combine the coconut oil, maple syrup, and a pinch of salt to a bain-marie, or water bath. Mix together until the coconut oil has melted.
Step 2: Slowly add the cacao powder a tablespoon at a time while whisking until everything is smooth.
Step 3: Transfer into a freezer-safe bowl or dish and freeze for 45-60 minutes.
Step 4: Once it is fairly firm, remove the mix from the freezer and use a spoon to scoop it into your hands. Roll it into balls and then in a coating of your choice. Freeze raw chocolate balls for another 15-30 minutes and then enjoy!
Hint: Try different toppings to vary your selection of chocolate truffles.
Chocolate Truffles can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks. You could also freeze them in an airtight container for up to three months.
Yes! My raw vegan truffles only take coconut oil, cacao powder, maple syrup, and a bit of salt. No cream needed!
Some of my favourite toppings to roll my finished truffles in are cacao powder, crushed pistachios, and cacao nibs. Chocolate peppermint truffles would be another great option!
Just because something is vegan doesn’t mean it is necessarily gluten free. My vegan chocolate truffles, however, are both!
A chocolate truffle is a treat with a chocolate ganache center that is coated in a variety of toppings.
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Vegan Chocolate Truffles
- 6 tablespoon coconut oil melted
- 6 tablespoon cacao powder
- 5 tablespoon maple syrup
- Pinch salt
- Cacao powder
- Crushed pistachios
- Cacao nibs
- Add the coconut oil, maple syrup and pinch of salt to a Bain Marie and mix together until the coconut oil has melted
- Slowly add each tablespoon of cacao powder whilst whisking until you have a smooth mix
- Transfer to a freezer proof bowl or dish and place in the freezer for 45-60 minutes
- Remove from the freezer (the mix should be fairly firm) and scoop out with a spoon into your hands and roll into balls. Then simply roll into a coating of your choice. Place back in the freezer for 15-30 mins and they're ready to enjoy
Please note that Nutrition information is a rough estimate