Super Fudgy Peppermint Chocolate Truffles (vegan, gluten-free)

If chocolate and mint isn’t your thing, then it’s best you leave now cause we can’t be friends :)!!! All jokes aside (no seriously how can anyone not love chocolate & mint??) this recipe will leave your taste buds tingling, your body jingling and your whole house singing (Christmas carols of course…). These NO BAKE, NO REFINED SUGAR, VEGAN, GF AND HEALTHY, peppermint truffles must be made if you want a healthy dessert for the holidays (and anytime afterwards)

How are truffles even healthy??

Most truffles are full of sugar and dairy, usually using heavy cream or sweetened condensed milk, or milk chocolate chips that have high amounts of sugar. We make these vegan and gluten-free peppermint truffles recipe by keeping the sugar very low, replacing the heavy cream with coconut cream and using dark chocolate instead! The addition of coconut flour adds a nice touch of protein and fiber.

This recipe is especially important to anyone on a vegan, dairy-free or gluten-free diet as we remove all the culprits, making this a perfect vegan holiday dessert.

This recipe also only uses 3 easy ingredients!

  • Coconut cream from a can
  • Vegan dark chocolate (usually chocolate chips as they are easiest to find)
  • Coconut flour
  • Touch of coconut oil
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How to decorate these peppermint truffles!

My favorite way is to crush candy canes and sprinkle on top. It’s perfect for Christmas and New Year’s and adds a bit more peppermint flavor. But you can also use green and/or red sprinkles or a drizzle of dark or white chocolate.

Try having fun with this recipe and try all the different ways!

How to make this Vegan Peppermint Truffle recipe

  1. Melt you coconut cream and dark chocolate chips together in the microwave, add in peppermint extract
  2. Mix in coconut flour
  3. Refrigerate until solid
  4. Roll into balls, place on sheet with parchment paper
  5. Melt chocolate chips with coconut oil in tall cup
  6. Using toothpick, dip each ball into melted chocolate and place on parchment sheet
  7. Top with crushed candy canes!
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How to store the Peppermint Truffles

This recipe stores really well in both the fridge and freezer. In the fridge it will store for up to 2 months, in the freezer for 6. It won’t last that long though….

Serving these for Christmas and New Years is really fun and the perfect healthy holiday dessert! However you can enjoy these all year round, just swap the candy canes for no topping at all, or simply drizzle more chocolate on top as mentioned above.

Making no bake, healthy dessert recipes at home can be fun and easy! Try making these ones next time instead!

OH SO GOOD Sea Salt & Caramel Chocolate Chew Bars

Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Coconut Cups

Peanut Butter & Date Chocolate Chip protein balls!

Homemade Healthy Bounty Bars!

If you make these please tag me on IG!

Super Fudgy Peppermint Chocolate Truffles (vegan, gluten-free)

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By Nadia Zanini Serves: 20
Prep Time: 1 hour Total Time: 2 hour

Indulge guilt-free with our fudgy vegan and gluten-free peppermint truffles. A decadent treat bursting with festive flavors that will satisfy any sweet tooth!


  • For the center:
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream
  • 1 cup plant based dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 3 tbsp coconut flour
  • For the shell:
  • 1 cup plant based dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 candy cane, crushed



Using coconut cream from the top of a can, remove 1/2 cup and add this to a glass bowl


Add your dark chocolate chips, and microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval until fully melted and incorporated (usually no more than 1 minute)


Add peppermint extract and coconut flour, mixing well


Place bowl in the fridge for a min of 2 hours to firm up so you can roll into balls


Remove from the fridge, and scoop out into your desired ball size (I usually make around 18-20) and place them on a wax paper lined sheet to be put into the freezer


Prepare your chocolate coating by using a tall glass, and adding the chocolate chips and coconut oil. Melt in microwave at 30 sec intervals until fully melted. Mix well.


Using a toothpick or wood skewer, dip your balls into the melted chocolate mixture, and place back on the sheet covered with wax paper. Top with your desired amount of crushed candy cane


Once you have finished all the balls, let them set in the fridge.


Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 months and the freezer for up to 6



  • 163 Calories
  • 12g Carbohydrates
  • 11g Fat
  • 2.6g Fiber
  • 2.5g Protein
  • 9g Saturated fat
  • 10g Sugar


The nutritional information provided is an estimate only, using an online nutritional calculator, and can vary depending on the products used. It does not substitute for professional nutritional advice. It is essential to consult your healthcare provider or physician before implementing any suggestions or ideas mentioned in the blog.

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