The Ultimate Vegan Chocolate Truffle Recipe

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This vegan chocolate truffle recipe is an easy vegan dessert made with just 5 simple ingredients. They are decadent dairy-free truffles that will satisfy your sweet tooth without the guilt.

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The Ultimate Vegan Chocolate Truffle Recipe

Before I lost 125 pounds I would eat the traditional store-bought truffles. Now that I know how the dairy in them impacts my health I make my own.

Dairy can cause issues like lactose intolerance leading to symptoms like bloating and diarrhea. Some people may have allergies to proteins in milk, resulting in allergic reactions.

Additionally, dairy products can be high in saturated fats and cholesterol, potentially contributing to heart and obesity issues.

As a vegan, I am very concerned about commercial dairy farming practices involving hormones, antibiotics, and inhumane treatment.

So, I created this vegan chocolate truffles recipe and can barely describe how wonderful these homemade chocolate truffles are. They have an intense chocolate flavor and one of the best secret ingredients ever! 

What they are saying about these dark chocolate truffles

I made these for Valentine’s Day and it’s such a great recipe and was the perfect dessert!

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Why you will love this easy vegan truffles recipe

  1. Because it’s so easy! It only has 5 ingredients and takes just a few minutes to make.
  2. These chocolate truffles have all-natural ingredients.
  3. They have a deep flavor that chocolate lovers will adore.

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Ingredients for this vegan chocolate truffle recipe

These homemade vegan truffles are not just tasty, but they’re also made with just a handful of ingredients that are good for you and easy to find!

You can find the full recipe card, including ingredient quantities, full instructions, and nutrition information below.

But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make these delicious vegan homemade truffles.

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Vegan chocolate truffle ingredients
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • ¾ cup vegan dark chocolate chips
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Cocoa powder or raw cacao powder


How to make these dairy free chocolate truffles

This is the best vegan chocolate truffle recipe because they are so simple to make and the hardest part is not eating all of them in one sitting.

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Step 1 – melt chocolate
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Step 2 – blend ripe avocado

Step 1 – Melt chocolate

Melt the dark chocolate in a double boiler or the microwave in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second increments.

Step 2 – Blend avocado

Blend the ripe avocado in a food processor high-speed blender.

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Step 3 – Pour chocolate into avocado
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Step 4 – Chill, then scoop mixture

Step 3 – Pour chocolate into avocado mixture.

Pour the melted chocolate into mashed avocado and stir together. Make sure your avocado is almost smooth or you will have green chunks of avocado in your truffles. Add vanilla and a pinch of salt. Stir until well combined.

Step 4 – Chill, then scoop.

Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Scoop chilled and hardened truffle mixture with a melon baller, small cookie scoop, or spoon.

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Step 5- Roll into balls
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Step 6 – Roll in cocoa

Step 5 – Roll into balls

Roll the chocolate balls between your hands until smooth. This will be messy, so I suggest using food-grade disposable gloves if you don’t want chocolate-covered hands.

Step 6 – Roll in cocoa

Finally, roll the chocolate balls in cocoa powder and serve.

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Serving Suggestions

I suggest serving them chilled because they will begin to soften at room temperature.

You can roll these healthy chocolate truffles in coconut flakes, toasted coconut, crushed freeze-dried raspberries, crushed candy canes, or chopped nuts for a little variety.

If you enjoy coffee, you might try adding ½ tsp of instant coffee. If you like peppermint, you can swap the vanilla extract for peppermint extract.


How many calories in a chocolate truffle?

These healthy dark chocolate truffles are only 46 calories per serving. This recipe makes two dozen truffles.

Can you freeze truffles?

Yes! You can freeze truffles. Before rolling them in cocoa. Place them in an airtight container or a freezer-safe bag, separating layers with parchment paper to prevent sticking. Thaw them in the refrigerator and roll in cocoa before serving.

How long do chocolate truffles last?

Chocolate truffles can last for about two to three weeks if stored properly. Keep them in an airtight container in the refrigerator to extend their shelf life. Always check for any signs of spoilage or changes in texture before consuming. For more information click here for government food safety guidelines.


If you like this recipe, please leave a 5-star rating and tell me how it went in the comments below. I love hearing from you!

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The Ultimate Vegan Chocolate Truffle Recipe

These decadent chocolate truffles are an easy vegan dessert made with just 5 simple ingredients. They are delicious treats that will satisfy your sweet tooth without the guilt.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, vegan
Keyword christmas truffles recipe, dairy free chocolate truffles, gluten free truffles recipe, healthy chocolate truffles, vegan chocolate truffle recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24 truffles
Calories 46kcal
Author Cindy Newland with Intentionally Eat


  • 1 avocado, ripe
  • 3/4 cup dark vegan chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder


  • Melt the dark chocolate in a double boiler or the microwave in a microwave-safe bowl in 30 second increments. 
  • In a food processor or high-speed blender, process the avocado until smooth.
  • Pour the melted chocolate into mashed avocado and pulse together. 
  • Add vanilla and salt. Pulse until well combined.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Scoop chilled and hardened truffle mixture with a melon baller, small cookie scoop, or spoon. Roll into balls between your hands until smooth.
  • Roll the chocolate balls in cocoa powder and serve


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Nutritional Information is only an estimate. The accuracy of this recipe may differ depending on the ingredients you use.


Serving: 1 truffle | Calories: 46kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3.5g

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​Disclaimer: Please note that I am not a medical professional. The information provided on this blog is based on my personal experiences and research as a vegan recipe enthusiast. While I strive to provide accurate and up-to-date information, it is important to consult with a qualified healthcare professional or a registered dietitian before making any significant changes to your diet, especially if you have any underlying health conditions or concerns. The recipes and tips shared on this blog are meant for general informational purposes and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical advice. Always prioritize your health and well-being by seeking personalized guidance from a qualified healthcare provider.

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  1. 5 stars
    OMG what a brilliant recipe. I make vegan truffles, but thought I’d give your avocado version a try. What a game changer – delicious healthy truffles.

  2. 5 stars
    Your chocolate truffle recipe is a real treat! The instructions were clear and easy to follow, which made the whole process enjoyable. I loved how the rich flavors came together, especially with the addition of the vegan ingredients. These truffles turned out perfectly indulgent, and they were a hit with my friends and family. Thanks for sharing such a delightful recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    Your Vegan Chocolate Truffle recipe is a real delight! The balance of flavors is spot on, and the texture is just perfect. It’s impressive how you’ve managed to create such a rich and satisfying treat without any animal products. This recipe is a fantastic addition to any dessert repertoire, especially for those looking to indulge in something sweet and vegan.

  4. 5 stars
    Ooh, chocolate and avocado is a combination I haven’t had before. It sounds really interesting. Cannot wait to try it soon.

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