At only 60 calories each these Vegan Chocolate Truffles are a rich, creamy and dense chocolate dessert worthy of a special occasion...but easy enough to make for an everyday treat!
Any other chocoholics out there? We can’t resist a good chocolate treat, but most chocolate desserts are high in calories. That’s why we created these Vegan Chocolate Truffles! They’re decadent, rich, and absolutely satisfying whether you want just one to satisfy a sweet tooth or you want a couple for an indulgent dessert. Whether you make them for your sweetheart or make them for yourself, they’re bound to impress!
Are Dark Chocolate Truffles Vegan?
Normally truffles are made with ganache, which is made by pouring hot heavy cream on top of chopped chocolate or chocolate chips until it melts. The mixture is then refrigerated until it hardens enough to be rolled into truffles.
Many vegan chocolate truffles use coconut milk instead, which we avoided because we wanted to make a low-calorie dark chocolate truffle! We relied on coconut milk yogurt instead.
Ingredients in Vegan Chocolate Truffles
Not only are these vegan chocolate truffles are low-calorie and gluten-free, but they are also made with simple ingredients that you may already have in your pantry. How did we do it? Here are the (not-so) secret ingredients:
- Unsweetened chocolate - has no added sugar or other sweeteners, if you don't have it handy you may use dark bittersweet chocolate instead. But note that the truffles will be sweeter and the calories with increase.
- Coconut oil - adds richness
- Unsweetened plain or vanilla coconut milk yogurt - you can find this in most grocery stores! It will either be with the regular yogurt or in a health food section. You may replace it for almond, cashew or another plant-based yogurt.
- Maple syrup - as an all- natural sweetner
- Almond butter - you can use sunflower butter or tahini if you have a nut allergy.
- Unsweetened cocoa powder- for an even more intense chocolate flavor.
Easy Truffle Recipe
Since truffles seem like a special-occasion thing, many think they’re difficult to make. These are actually incredibly simple, though! They require a bit of melting, mixing, refrigerating, scooping, and then rolling, and...you’re done! Trust us, you can make these.
More Vegan Chocolate Desserts
- Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Chocolate Bark with Pistachios and Tahini
- Chocolate Truffles Vegan
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Tart
- Chocolate Glazed Banana Bread Donuts
- Chocolate Cupcakes Vegan
- Chocolate Chia Pudding Date Sweetened
- Chocolate Covered Hazelnuts Salted and Roasted
- Chocolate Tart with Raspberries Vegan
- Tahini Stuffed Dates Dipped in Chocolate
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This post was originally published on February 5th, 2016, we have updated and republished this post to include more useful information, tips, and recipe substitutionsPrint
At only 60 calories each these Vegan Chocolate Truffles are a rich, creamy, and dense chocolate dessert worthy of a special occasion...but easy enough to make for an everyday treat! Check out some of our other chocolate recipes.
- Melt chocolate and coconut oil in a small bowl ( you can do this in the microwave, at 20-second increments, stirring each time)
- Once the chocolate is melted, whisk in coconut yogurt, maple syrup, and almond butter until well incorporated. Refrigerate for 25 minutes or until it hardens enough to handle
- Working with approximately 2 teaspoons at a time ( you can use a small ice cream scoop if you have one), form the truffles using your hands, and roll them in cocoa powder. Refrigerate until ready to use
- Unsweetened chocolate has no added sugar or sweeteners, if you don't have it handy you may use dark bittersweet chocolate or chocolate chips instead. But note that the truffles will be sweeter and the calories with increase.
- You can find coconut yogurt in most grocery stores! It will either be with the regular yogurt or in a health food section. You may replace it with almond, cashew, or another plant-based yogurt.
- You may use sunflower butter or tahini if you have a nut allergy.
- Category: Dessert
- Method: No-bake
- Cuisine: Vegan
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 58
- Sugar: 2.2
- Sodium: 1.8
- Fat: 5
- Saturated Fat: 2.4
- Unsaturated Fat: 2.2
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 4.3
- Fiber: 1.2
- Protein: 0.6
- Cholesterol: 0
Keywords: Chocolate truffles, chocolate, vegan, gluten-free, naturally sweetened