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The Best Valentine’s Chocolate Truffle Balls

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Vegan chocolate Valentine’s Day Truffles are such a decadent treat, and you’ll be shocked to find out just how easy they come together. Perfect for your loved ones on Valentine’s Day (or any day, for that matter)!

a plate of chocolate truffles covered in small red heart-shaped sprinkles

With these super simple Valentine’s Day Truffles, it’s truly a no-brainer that they will be a part of your Valentine’s Day celebration.

They come together in a matter of minutes. Whether you make them as soon as you get home from work, while the kids are napping, or just in a hurry because life is bonkers, you can totally make it happen with these bad boys.

Your loved ones will be so impressed with how fancy these vegan chocolate truffles look, that they’ll be asking you where you bought them! Don’t worry, your secret’s safe with me.

Reasons Why You’ll Love these Chocolate Truffles

Well besides the fact that they’re pure silky smooth chocolate, and who in their right mind doesn’t like chocolate?! There is just so much to love about these little chocolate balls.

  • decadent
  • rich
  • irresistible
  • dark
  • so damn easy to make!
  • sink-your-teeth-into-creamy
  • so.bonkers.good!

A little back-story on Valentine’s Day

So why chocolate? What does chocolate even mean on Valentine’s Day? Well if you must know, this goes all the way back to the Aztecs, who considered chocolate an aphrodisiac. Chocolate is said to contain substance that ignites a flaming desire and make those who eat it open to romance. No wonder those heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are the most popular candy on Valentine’s Day! People just wanna get it on!

Ingredients and Substitutions

One thing I really love about these sweet little morsels is how few ingredients they have. In fact, you may have just about everything on hand right now! Let’s see what you need:

overhead image of all ingredients needed for chocolate balls, labeled with text.

Vegan Dark Chocolate Chips – I love to use my favorite Enjoy Life Morsels for pretty much any recipe that calls for chocolate chips or chunks, and this one’s no different. I also love Simple Truth’s option I get at my local Kroger store. You could also use Lily’s Chocolate Chips if you’re looking for a sugar-free option.

Full Fat Coconut Cream – With the coconut cream, you want to be sure you’re using the coconut cream that comes from a can, not a carton like almond milk. The full fat is super important because that’s what’s going to solidify these sweet little truffleupaguses… (don’t ask). Low fat coconut cream doesn’t have those solids in it, and you’ll end up with super soft and sad vegan chocolate balls.

Plus, let’s just be clear here. This is not the recipe for dieting and low-fatness.

Liquid Sweetener – You have a few options here. Agave is my favorite because it doesn’t spike my son’s glucose levels, but pure maple syrup is a great option as well. Or if you aren’t bothered by consuming raw honey, that would be another option for you. Totally respect if it’s not your thing.

Almond Flour – Here’s your binder that brings all this yumminess together in sweeeeet truffle matrimony. Using almond flour is a great gluten-free option while giving you an awesome nutty flavor in each bite.

Salt – You can’t make a chocolate treat without just a tiny pinch of salt. Salt will enhance the chocolate flavor without even noticing the taste of salt.

Coating Options – Oh girl, this is where you get to be fancy and creative. I obviously took the Valentine’s Day thing and ran wild with it, but you can do whatever you want and customize them for any holiday or occasion you’d like.

Nuts wanna chop up some nuts and go to town? Girlfriend, be my guest. Think about how pretty these would look rolled in chopped pistachios! Drooling!

Candies – How about peppermint candies? Or red hots? Crunch those all up into super fine pieces and get your sweet tooth on!

Cocoa powder – going a little more classy and simple? Roll your vegan truffle babies in a nice dusting of cocoa powder.

Chocolate coating OR! You could take some of those chocolate chips and melt them down with coconut oil. Take those truffles for a dunk into that chocolate jacuzzi and let them set in the fridge. Come to mama!

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Step by Step Instructions for Valentine’s Day Truffles

Full ingredient amounts and in-depth details are at the bottom of the post on a printable recipe card.

Just a few ingredients and a couple of simple steps, and these chocolate balls will be ready for gifting (or eating!) in no time!

Let’s see how easy!

Step 1:

In a small pot, heat the coconut cream.

Step 2:

Once the coconut cream is just boiling, turn off the heat and add the dark chocolate chips, stirring to melt.

a side by side image - the left side is a saucepan with coconut milk. The right side shows the chocolate chips added into the coconut milk in a saucepan.

Step 3:

In a large bowl, add the melted chocolate along with the almond flour, liquid sweetener, and pinch of salt. Mix well until everything is combined.

Step 4:

Using a tablespoon scoop or spoon, form balls and roll in your hands to smooth out the truffles. Make about 16-18 chocolate truffles. Refrigerate for 5 minutes.

Coat them with the mini sprinkles, cocoa powder, or whatever coating option you’d like. see above note for different options in the Ingredients and Substitutions section

Step 5:

Put in the refrigerator and let them cool for about 30 minutes before consuming.

a side by side image - the left side shows melted chocolate in a bowl with almond flour and the right shows 2 formed truffles on a plate with sprinkles.

Vegan Truffles FAQ

Are truffles vegan? Generally when you buy a truffle from the store, it’s not going to be vegan. Milk fats. Different fillings. All the things we’re trying our best to avoid. Hence the reason we’re throwing a handful of ingredients together to make them from home.

Even the dark chocolate version of Lindt Truffles include milk and milk fats, so no, definitely not vegan-friendly.

How long will these vegan truffles last? Well that’s an easy question. One day once you get your hands on them… No but for real. Stored in an air-tight container in the fridge, they’ll be good for up to a week. Good luck though – once they’re discovered in your house, they’ll disappear instantly!

a close-up of a valentine's truffle being held by two fingers. in the background, there is a plate of many truffles.
a white plate with a stack of chocolate truffles coasted in heart-shaped candies - next to a jug of milk and chocolate chips.

Now that you know how to easy it is to make these Valentine’s Day Truffles, please give them a 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 rating below and comment letting me know how they turned out for you.

Valentine’s Day Truffles

vegan chocolate truffles
Vegan chocolate Valentine's Day Truffles are such a decadent treat, and you'll be shocked to find out just how easy they come together. Perfect for your loved ones on Valentine's Day (or any day, for that matter)!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 Tablespoons full fat canned coconut cream
  • 1 cup vegan dark chocolate chips
  • 2-3 Tablespoons agave maple syrup, or other liquid/sticky sweetener
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • pinch of salt
  • mini sprinkles or cocoa powder for coating

Instructions

  • In a small pot, heat the coconut cream.
  • Once the coconut cream is just boiling, turn off the heat and add the dark chocolate chips, stirring to melt.
  • In a large bowl, add the melted chocolate along with the almond flour, agave, and pinch of salt. Mix well until everything is combined.
  • Using a Tablespoon scoop or spoon, form 14-16 truffle balls. Refrigarate 5 minutes and then roll in your hands to smooth. Coat them with mini sprinkles or with cocoa powder.
  • Put in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before consuming.

Notes

Full Fat Coconut Cream
With the coconut cream, you want to be sure you’re using the coconut cream that comes from a can, not a carton like almond milk. The full fat is super important because that’s what’s going to solidify these sweet little truffles. Low fat coconut cream doesn’t have those solids in it, and you’ll end up with super soft and sad vegan chocolate balls.
Different Coating Options
Nuts wanna chop up some nuts and go to town? Girlfriend, be my guest. Think about how pretty these would look rolled in chopped pistachios! Drooling!
Candies – How about peppermint candies? Or red hots? Crunch those all up into super fine pieces and get your sweet tooth on!
Cocoa powder – going a little more classy and simple? Roll your vegan truffle babies in a nice dusting of cocoa powder.
Chocolate coating OR! You could take some of those chocolate chips and melt them down with coconut oil. Take those truffles for a dunk into that chocolate jacuzzi and let them set in the fridge. Come to mama!
 

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