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Dairy-free Chocolate Truffles (paleo, vegan, gluten-free)

4.10 from 43 votes

Dairy-free Truffles (paleo, vegan) via Food by MarsI love giving and receiving chocolate as a gift, but usually these days, I can’t enjoy most of those pretty dairy-free truffles out there! So I took matters into my own hands and guess what, it’s super easy to make your own vegan chocolate truffles and customize them to your own needs right at home. These are no bake truffles and the best easy dessert.

Dairy-free Truffles (paleo, vegan) via Food by Mars

I love playing with the different toppings as well, I’m using 3 types here… 

  • cacao powder
  • freeze-dried raspberry (ground up in the food processor)
  • shredded coconut

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These make a fabulous gift and store well in the fridge. Have fun making your own truffles!

Dairy-free Chocolate Truffle Recipe

dairy-free chocolate truffles via Food by Mars

Dairy-free Chocolate Truffles

4.10 from 43 votes
This dairy-free chocolate truffle recipe is just 2-ingredients to a delicious, easy dessert! Use your favorite chocolate (I recommend 70% or higher) and full-fat coconut cream for the dreamiest truffles. Get creative with the toppings. I'm using: cacao powder, freeze-dried raspberries, and shredded coconut on mine! (paleo, gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, no bake)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Yield: 16


  • 9 oz. chocolate or chocolate chips, chopped (I like Hu Kitchen and Enjoy Life brands, use whatever your favorite is!)
  • 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk

Optional Toppings


  • Chop chocolate or chocolate chips as finely as you can (this will help it melt quicker), add to a large heat-safe mixing bowl (not plastic, glass, ceramic, or metal would be best).
  • Over medium heat, bring coconut milk to a simmer.
  • Pour heated coconut milk over the chocolate, and with a spatula or wooden spoon, mix the chocolate until everything has melted. If there are some stubborn pieces that won't melt down, you can place the heat-safe bowl over a pot of boiling water to create a double-boiler and mix there so it will melt.
  • Smooth the mixture out and place in the fridge, uncovered, for 2-3 hours until it sets.
  • Prep your toppings in dipping bowls. For the freeze-dried raspberries, simply add to a food processor and pulse until you have dust!
  • Bring the chocolate mixture to room temperature or so, at least so you can spoon it without too much difficulty.
  • Using a tablespoon or small cookie scooper, scoop out evenly sized balls and roll them to even out the shape with your hands. The mixture shouldn't leave much of a stain on your hands; if it does... it's too soft.
  • Roll your chocolate balls into the toppings and place on a parchment-lined tray to set in the fridge for 30 mins or so before serving. Store your truffles in an air-tight container in the fridge!


This recipe is adapted from Minimalist Baker
Keywords: allergen-friendly, dairy-free, gluten-free, no bake, paleo, truffles, vegan
Course: Dessert
Dairy-free Truffles (paleo, vegan) via Food by Mars


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    • haven’t tried it but don’t think so bc you want the fat from coconut milk, oats are grains, not a fat source.

  1. These were great! I did use less milk than the recipe said. Can you freeze these? My mom recently went gluten and dairy free. I’d love to make her a batch to freeze so she can have one a day as a treat.

  2. The flavor of these is divine, but I’ve been having trouble rolling them without making a total mess. I pulled them out of the fridge, let them sit to room temp and they were difficult to work with. So I put them back in the fridge again … and then it was unscoopable. Any advice? Thank you!

  3. I just love how cute and easy these truffles are, and so perfect for gifting as the holidays approach!! Will definitely be making some of these 😀

  4. These look so delicious and yummy! My husband and daughter are going to love this recipe! I can’t wait to give this a try!

  5. Truffles are one of my all time favorite holiday treats. I can’t wait to try these, and love that they’re healthier too! 

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