2-Ingredient Easy Chocolate Truffles Recipe
Easy Chocolate Truffles Recipe with Coconut Milk – Vegan, Paleo & Low Carb Friendly!
Elegant, indulgent, and unbelievably simple—you only need TWO ingredients to make this easy chocolate truffles recipe! Creamy, fat-rich coconut milk makes each bite lusciously smooth and satisfying. And, you can use any chocolate you like, whether it’s milk, dark, or white!
Personally, I choose to use a dark chocolate with 60% cacao or more. Even though I prefer sweet white chocolate or milk chocolate, they’re generally the most sugary. But, with a darker variety, I cut down on the added sugars in this easy chocolate truffles recipe.
Plus, darker chocolates with a higher percentage of cacao offer more potent antioxidant benefits! If you’re a 3-ingredient risk-taker, you can even coat your dark chocolate truffles in cocoa powder for an extra chocolaty, antioxidant boost.
How to Make Chocolate Truffles—the EASY Way
No matter which chocolate you choose, this easy chocolate truffles recipe will be just as easy! First, be sure to use full-fat canned coconut milk so your truffles have the thickness and creaminess they need. And, it’s important to shake or blend the coconut milk well so it’s smooth.
Then, heat your coconut milk in a saucepan just until it’s simmering—NOT boiling—and remove from the heat. Add in the chocolate of your choice, stir it in, and cover the saucepan.
Now, you will be tempted to keep stirring, but it’s essential to keep the lid ON and trap in the heat! Let the chocolate melt for 5 minutes, then transfer your chocolate truffle mixture to a glass dish to refrigerate for a few hours.
Then, once it’s set and a knife comes out almost clean, it’s ready to roll into truffles. A cookie scoop helps with portioning, but you will get your hands dirty—which is half the fun for me… Once rolled, pop those easy chocolate truffles back in the fridge to set before enjoying!
To Keep this Easy Chocolate Truffles Recipe Vegan, Paleo, or Low Carb:
Since coconut milk is naturally dairy-free, you can keep these truffles vegan just by using a dairy-free chocolate! This easy chocolate truffles recipe is so simple that dairy-free chocolate chips will work just as well. But, do be aware that most will still contain added sugars.
For paleo truffles or low carb truffles, opt for a 100% dark chocolate or unsweetened baker’s chocolate. Granted, a 100% pure dark chocolate will be very bitter because it has no added sugars or dairy. But, that‘s why it’s low in carbs and paleo-friendly—and you’ll reap more of the benefits of dark chocolate!
Or, there’s another option for low carb or keto truffles that are still deliciously sweet: stevia-sweetened dark chocolate. It’s still rich in cacao’s powerful antioxidants, but keeps this easy chocolate truffles recipe totally sugar free!
And, between the wholesome fats in the cacao AND the full-fat coconut milk, you’ve got the ideal balance for keto truffles. You’ve got plenty of options for indulgent chocolate truffles, made YOUR way!
Easy Chocolate Truffles Recipe
- 10 oz chocolate of choice, milk, dark, dairy-free, etc.
- ½ cup canned full-fat coconut milk
- Before measuring out coconut milk, blend milk or shake can thoroughly so it’s well-integrated and there are no clumps.
- Finely dice chocolate and add to a bowl.
- Add coconut milk to a saucepan and heat until warm and just beginning to simmer, but not boiling.
- Remove saucepan from heat, add chocolate, and stir. Cover with a lid to trap the heat.
- Allow to sit for 5 minutes and then gently stir—keeping the heat trapped as much as possible—until melted. Microwave to finish melting if needed.
- Transfer mixture to a dish and place dish in the fridge few hours, until set and mostly solid. When a knife comes out mostly clean, it’s ready!
- Use a mini cookie scoop (1-Tbsp size) to scoop out small truffle balls.
- OPTIONAL: Roll truffles in cocoa powder to coat, shaking off any extra powder.
- Transfer truffles to a parchment-lined tray or plate and store in the fridge for a few hours, until set.
- Thaw at room temperature for 10 minutes before serving for softer, creamier truffles!
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 5-7 days.
- Yields 18 chocolate truffles.
- For vegan and dairy-free truffles: use dairy-free chocolate.
- For paleo truffles: use 100% dark or unsweetened chocolate.
- For low carb truffles: use 100% dark or a stevia-sweetened dark chocolate.