Easy Vegan Coconut Truffles
These easy vegan coconut truffles require just four whole-foods, plant-based ingredients and come together with very little effort.
If you love rich, decadent treats, you’ll go nuts for these vegan coconut truffles.
Here’s what you’ll need to make these delicious vegan truffles:
- Vegan Dark Chocolate (70%, 80% or 90% work best)
- Coconut Milk
- Vanilla Extract
- Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
That’s it! Just four simple ingredients. Along with being absolutely delectable, these truffles are entirely vegan, gluten free, oil free, low carb and can be considered a whole-foods, plant-based treat.
Can Truffles Actually Be Vegan?
Since one of the main ingredients of truffles is usually cream, it may seem strange that they could be both vegan and traditional tasting.
Thankfully, coconut milk acts as an excellent base in place of cream. Coconut milk is the white milky liquid extracted from the grated pulp of coconuts. It has an extremely opaque color and rich taste due to its high fat content, similar to cream.
Because of this, it makes it the perfect ingredient for these Vegan Coconut Truffles. Honestly, you would not be able to tell these truffles are vegan. Just make sure you get the full fat coconut milk rather than light. We used a simple canned coconut milk for this recipe!
How Do You Firm Up Truffles
After you warm your coconut milk and combine it with your rich, dark chocolate, you will want to firm up the mixture so that it can be rolled into truffles.
To do this, we simply set the mixture in the fridge for two hours. You don’t want to leave it in there too long so it becomes grainy.
Once you’re done rolling up your truffles and covering them in coconut flakes, you can eat them right away or pop them back in the fridge to firm up even more!
What Coating Should You Put On Your Vegan Truffles
We rolled our delicious Vegan Coconut Truffles in unsweetened coconut flakes. It creates a nice coconut shell for these yummy truffles, but there are lots of possibilities for the coating.
Here are just some simple ideas:
- Roll them in cocoa powder
- Grind up some nuts like almonds or peanuts and sprinkle them on your truffles
- Dip them in melted chocolate
- Sprinkle them with pink himalayan sea salt
Other Delicious Vegan Treats
If you’re looking for some other vegan treats to enjoy, we’ve got a whole bunch on our blog.
- Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies
- Red Velvet Smoothie
- Delicious Banana Waffles
- Vegan Snickers Breakfast Cookies
- Gingerbread Cookies
- Creamy Edible Chickpea Cookie Dough
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The Recipe: Vegan Coconut Truffles
- 1 ½ Cup Dark Chocolate, Vegan
- ¾ Cup Coconut Milk
- ¾ Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
- Break up your chocolate bar and add it to a bowl.
- Put your coconut milk in a microwave safe container and heat up in the microwave for 25 seconds.
- Pour the coconut milk over the chocolate bar, mix and cover for five minutes. Once uncovered, whisk until a creamy consistency is achieved. Add your vanilla extract.
- Place the chocolate mixture in the fridge for two hours.
- Once two hours has passed, remove the chocolate from the fridge, and use your hands to roll it into truffles.
- Pour your coconut flakes on a flat surface and roll the truffles in the flakes until covered.
- Enjoy! Keep in the fridge covered for up to four days.