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 did a rough calculation and found them to be about 150 calories a piece. That is, if you are rolling them into bite sized balls.
  1. I love your creative thinking on making sweet clean treats. Do you have the recipe on making the oat milk? I never made this milk before.
    1. Thank you! I usually buy the oat milk. We use it because my baby girl is allergic to milk and soy. I get Pacific Foods brand. I hear oat milk is really easy to make. I think all you need is 1 cup oats + 3 cups water. Blend until smooth. No straining needed. At least that is what I hear. :)
  2. Do you think it will be a problem to substitute figs for dates? I have a child who is allergic to dates. Thanks!
  3. Hello, I'm new to your site and so far I'm in love with the recipes! Is T, in your measurement for tablespoon or teaspoon?
  4. Just made these tonight. So yummy!! It tastes like a healthier Mounds bar. I used dairy, gluten, and soy free chocolate chips and almond milk for the coating. I yielded 25 truffles. Thanks for the recipe!! I'm going to share this with my workout group.
  5. This look AMAZING. I am obsessed with coconut anything as well! I was wondering, what age did you give your girls almond butter or anything almond? My son is 14 months, I'm not sure if I should give him almond yet because of allergies.
  6. Love this idea! Tried to make them without chocolate (carob chips) but the carob wouldn't stick to the truffle. Maybe I need to add oil to the carob? #veryyummy
    1. I haven't tried with carob. I have tried others in the past with carob and you are right, it doesn't work out as well. You can try adding oil to see if that helps.
  7. Hi I tried making these and when I put the balls in the chocolate the chocolate hardened up and then would not coat the balls. Maybe the coldness of the balls from the freezer made the chocolate more solid upon contact?
    1. I put mine in the fridge to firm up. When I took them out to roll into the balls, they worked out fine. How long did you have them in the freezer?
          1. Yeah that must be it. I was able to use my hands to coat 4 of them with chocolate. Those 4 will be good I am sure! :o) Maybe I'll let the others warm up a bit and then try again today. Thanks.
  8. Hi! I am making these right now & found that when mixing the ingredients in food processor, I had ALOT of runny leftover (I'm guessing from the coconut butter). Has anyone had this happen? I'm thinking I could have used 1/4 cup... Maybe 1/8 cup. Or did I over-pulse? I've had no problem forming the balls...but had a lot of leftover liquid..
    1. Yes. It should be in the same place as the nut butters. You can also make it yourself. :)

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