Image showing the inside of the coconut chocolate truffles.

Coconut Chocolate Truffles Vegan and Gluten Free

These coconut chocolate truffles are a treat any time of the year. This simple, easy and effortless recipe made with coconut cream and rich dark chocolate then coated in crisp desiccated coconut that just melts in the mouth. These made perfect Valentine or mothers days treats but also perfect holiday gifts to give to family and friends. 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coconut chocolate truffles
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 hours 4 minutes
Servings: 36 Truffles
Calories: 112kcal
Author: Veena Azmanov



  • 1 cup Thick coconut cream see note above
  • 350 grams Semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 60 grams Butter 1/4 stick (vegan butter to make it vegan)
  • 1 cup Desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 tsp Coconut extract optional
  • 1 tsp Vanilla


Microwave/Double Boiler

  • Place the thick coconut cream (see notes above) in a bowl
  • Add chocolate chips to the coconut cream
  • Melt in the microwave for a minute or more until completely melted.
  • Add vanilla and coconut extract

Chill over night

  • Cover the bowl with cling wrap
  • Chill in the fridge until set 6 to 8 hours (preferably overnight)

The messy job

  • Place the desiccated coconut in a plate or bowl to dust the truffles.
  • Use a melon scoop or two spoons to scoop some of the cold mixture in your hands
  • Gently but quickly roll the mixture into a ball.
  • Then place it the desiccated coconut - roll is so it coats evenly.
  • Place on a clean plate and continue with the rest of the truffles.
  • Chill the truffles again until firm
  • Enjoy!



Serving: 21g | Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9.5g | Saturated Fat: 6.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 3.5g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg