3-Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Truffles

Make your Christmas chocolates at home with this simple 3-ingredient Vegan Chocolate Truffle recipe. A rich and decadent chocolate ganache base covered in a crisp chocolate coating, these truffles make the perfect DIY gift. 

Prep Time
20 mins
Resting Time
6 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs 20 mins
5 from 3 votes
Finished truffles on a white dish
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: Vegan Chocolate Truffles
Servings: 24 truffles
Calories: 156 kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn
Vegan Truffles
  1. First, make the chocolate ganache. Place 12 ounces of vegan chocolate chips in a medium bowl and set aside. 

  2. In a small saucepan heat the coconut milk to a scald (just before boiling point). A skin will form over the top and the sides will begin to simmer. Remove hot cream and pour immediately over the chocolate chips. Cover for 3 minutes. Remove lid and stir together with a spatula until the chocolate and cream come together to create a homogeneous thick sauce. Do not over mix! Cover and allow the ganache to set up at least six hours or overnight.

  3. When the ganache is hard, roll mounded teaspoon size balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Freeze for at least 2 hours.

  4. In a double boiler, gently melt the chocolate and coconut oil until smooth. Insert a toothpick into a frozen truffle and dip into the chocolate. Allow excess chocolate to drip off before placing truffle back on parchment-covered baking sheet to harden. Repeat until all the truffles are dipped.

  5. Let cool at room temperature until the outside chocolate is completely set. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 7 days. 

Recipe Notes

For Flavor Variations, add the following to the chocolate chips before adding the coconut milk:

  • Chocolate Orange: 1 tsp. orange extract.  Top finished truffles with a pinch of orange zest.
  • Chocolate Peppermint: 1/2 tsp peppermint extract. Top with crushed peppermint candy.
  • Turkish Coffee: 1 tbsp instant coffee or finely ground regular coffee + 1/4 tsp cardamom. Top each truffle with a coffee bean.

Don't refrigerate set chocolate. Once the truffles are dipped, the chocolate should set at room temperature. Refrigeration can cause condensation and the chocolate will become wet and lose its flavor.

Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 7 days.


Nutrition Facts
3-Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Truffles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 156 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Potassium 10mg0%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.