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vegan coconut truffles

Simple Vegan Chocolate Truffles

Need an easy chocolate treat for the holidays? With natural sweetness from dates, these festive vegan chocolate truffles deliver!
Prep Time 15 mins
Chill Time 2 hrs
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16 truffles


  • 2 oz 85% (or similar) dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp boiling water
  • 1/2 cup salted peanuts
  • 1 cup pitted Medjool dates
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp powdered cayenne pepper
  • 1/3-1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut


  • Pour boiling water over chocolate chips in a small bowl and let sit about 30 seconds. Stir with a whisk or small rubber spatula until smooth. If needed, put in microwave for 10 seconds to help with mixing.
  • Pulse the peanuts in a food processor until they are well ground, 20-30 seconds. Next, add the dates and pulse about 10 seconds.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture over the dates and add the vanilla and cayenne.
  • Pulse until the mixture forms a large ball (roughly 20 seconds in my standard Cuisinart food processor).
  • Pour coconut over a large plate.
  • Take just under 1 tablespoon at a time of the truffle mixture and roll it into a ball in your hands. Then, roll in the shredded coconut before placing in a storage container.
  • Let sit in the refrigerator 2 hours or more before serving.
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