Coconut Truffles (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Coconut Truffles that are vegan and gluten free.  Let’s be honest, these coconut vegan truffles are not an everyday treat, but when you want to indulge a bit, it makes the perfect little bite of sweetness with none of the bad stuff!

These were a big hit in our family and I hope you like them too!


coconut truffles


They only take minutes to make too!  I must admit, I rolled these a bit big, so they were more than a bite.  I suggest rolling yours into a bite friendly size.

These should keep in the fridge for quite some time.  I used coconut butter in this so when you take a bite, the coconut literally melts in your mouth.

If you haven’t tried coconut butter yet, you need too!  That stuff is so good!  I get Nutiva Organic Coconut Manna.  If you like my Coconut Cream Larabars, you will love these!

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Coconut Truffles

Coconut Truffles

Prep Time 15 min Serves 15 truffles     adjust servings

Chocolate and coconut make the perfect combination for these delicious truffles!



  1. In a food processor , combine the dates and shredded coconut.
  2. Then, add in the coconut butter and coconut oil.
  3. Pulse until a dough starts to form.
  4. When the dough is formed, roll into bite sized balls and place in the fridge on a lined baking sheet . Parchment paper works great for this so the balls don’t stick.
  5. Once the balls are firm, heat your chocolate and milk using a double boiler.
  6. Stir constantly until the chocolate is smooth.
  7. Take each ball and roll into the chocolate and place back on the parchment lined sheet.
  8. Put in the fridge for a few hours so the chocolate can set back up.


Recipe Notes

I should add, when you go to eat one out of the fridge, it will seem hard to bite into at first. As soon as you chew it though, the coconut melts in your mouth. Enjoy!

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73 thoughts to “Coconut Truffles (Vegan and Gluten Free)”

  1. I made these this morning and made a mistake !!! I used cacao butter chunks instead of coconut butter...:( and doubled the recipe!!! :( Then i added coconut butter to the mixture to soften the strong taste...then i put in some almond butter...and more shredded coconut's still a little strong i find... I started making little balls and thought ...this is too strong so I put the mix on a parchement paper in a pirex dish in fridge...I might add melted chocolat on top and cut into squares...but i'm concerned that it may make it even stronger tasting !! I mean dark chocolat is good but to much of a good think is not so good....and plus i have a 4 year old daughter, and i'm concerned about to much dark cacao for her ! ????? Any ideas on how i can put thix mixture(full of good things and $$$ ) to good use so my family and i can still enjoy it somehow ...?????? Thank you so much in advance :) And i love,love your blog and wonderful recipes!!! Thank you :) Tammy
    1. Oh no! I am not sure how to fix it. I would maybe try to add more almond butter and maple syrup to soften out the flavor. I am also not sure of how much cocao is too much. It does contain caffeine, so I wouldn't give her too much. I'm so sorry that happened! :(
  2. I'm looking forward to making these -- they look good. I was wondering if you could add how many ounces of dates and chocolate?? That would help for those of use who may substitute other kinds. I'm not familiar with the type of bar of chocolate you used. I'm sure I can guess an amount, but I hate to waste any chocolate -- Thanks.
  3. Any suggestions for alternatives to coconut oil, coconut butter & almond milk for families who need to avoid all nut products due to severe allergies?
    1. You can sub sunflower butter and another kind of milk. You might be able to just omit the coconut oil? I haven't tried though.
  4. "These should keep in the fridge for quite some time." HAHAHAHAHA! Never even made it to the fridge. My family of 6 polished these off immediately. Thanks! Next time, I guess I should make them when the kids are at school and hide them. :)
  5. Just made these and they are fabulous! I added a small handful of almonds also, and it was like a homemade almond joy!
    1. Thank you! You might be able to? I am not 100% sure though. If you try, soak the dates in water for 15 minutes to soften them.
  6. Could I just use 1 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes if I dont have coconut butter? I know I can make my own but not sure my food processor can handle it?

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