Easy 5-Ingredient Chocolate Truffle Recipe for Your Chocoholic Friends

Heaven exists – and it's a plant-based chocolate truffle recipe. Enjoy them yourself or give them as a dreamy gift.

image of 5-ingredient chocolate truffle recipe, small chocolate truffle balls with pure cacao dusted on top, in a white serving dish on red checked tablecloth blurry in the background. This easy chocolate truffle recipe comes together in no time and is perfect for gift-giving.
Credit: Image via Karissa Bowers

If you need a quick, easy dessert that feels super luxurious … well, you’ve come to the right place. These chocolate truffles, are plant-based and only require five ingredients and are a cinch to make. 

Dreamy Chocolate Truffles with Dark Chocolate, Cacao + Coconut Milk

Decadent and dreamy, these truffles are made with a combo of dark chocolate, cacao, and coconut milk. Pure cacao is rich in magnesium and antioxidants, while coconut milk makes these truffles creamy and smooth. With a soft, melt-in-your-mouth center, these are destined to make hearts swoon.

These easy chocolate truffles would make anyone’s day as a gift, as would this 4-ingredient chocolate bark with peppermint. Serve them up in a pretty box, or nestled inside some gifted non-toxic bakeware (see our top picks) to put your gifting over the top. 

Or if you’re whipping these babies up for your own entertainment spread, we say serve them up with this impressive (yet ultra simple) blender chocolate mousse, warming hot chocolate with a antioxidant kick, or maybe this hot toddy recipe with an actual kick in the form of bourbon?

Image of 5-ingredient vegan chocolate truffle recipe rolled in pure cacao and served on a pretty white plate on a red and white placemat with a bowl of fresh strawberries in the background. This easy chocolate truffles recipe comes together so easily, but make for a luxurious treat and gift.
This easy chocolate truffles recipe could not be easier to put together, but when you gift it to someone, they’ll never know – it’s that luxurious.Credit: Image via Karissa Bowers

How to Make This Easy Chocolate Truffles Recipe

20 min. Prep
1 hr 20 min. Cook
1 hr 40 min. Total
16 Servings



Line a baking tray with a baking mat or parchment paper. Add the coconut milk to a medium saucepan, and heat over medium-low heat until bubbles appear. Add 1 cup chocolate chips and sea salt, and whisk until smooth. Remove from heat and add the vanilla extract.

Pour the melted chocolate into a small, square pan, and place in the refrigerator to set for 40-50 minutes. Once firm yet pliable, use a small melon baller or spoon to scoop and shape chocolate into round balls. Place on a lined baking tray, and set in the freezer for 15 minutes, or until firm.

Melt the remaining chocolate in a double boiler until smooth. Using tongs or two forks, dunk each chocolate ball into the melted chocolate, and return to the tray. Set in fridge for 15 more minutes.

Add the cacao to a small bowl. Roll each ball in the cacao, and return to the tray. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator until ready to enjoy.

Note: Native Forest Coconut Milk is in a BPA-free can and is certified organic and non-GMO. You can also opt for homemade coconut milk, recipe here.