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5 Minute Microwave Chocolate Truffles

healthy chocolate truffles!

Chocolate truffles you can make in minutes…

They can even be made in the microwave. For some reason, I’d always been under the impression that preparing homemade truffles is difficult and time-consuming. Plus, most recipes call for heavy cream, which I can’t eat as a vegan. But there are ways to make them using canned coconut milk, and so I decided to stop being lazy and try my hand at it this Thanksgiving.

3 ingredients & no heavy cream!

microwave chocolate truffles!

vegan chocolate truffles

My first experiment—with the last can of coconut milk in the pantry—didn’t turn out very well. It made a lovely chocolate sauce, but never firmed up enough for truffles. So, out of curiosity and necessity, I tried a second experiment with almond milk, expecting it to fail completely.

It didn’t.

5 MINUTE Chocolate Truffles - Can be vegan ▪ low fat ▪ gluten free...from @choccoveredkt - https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2012/11/25/5-minute-microwave-chocolate-truffles/

No, not at all.

Side note: does anyone else ever buy those assorted boxes of chocolate truffles, like the ones from Godiva or Russell Stover?

On special occasions sometimes, my sister and I would get a box of Godiva truffles, and our favorite part was looking through the little book that came with the box, to see all the flavors. Then we’d take a very small bite out of every single truffle before deciding which one to choose. I always liked the raspberry jelly ones best.

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5 MINUTE Chocolate Truffles - Can be vegan ▪ low fat ▪ gluten free...from @choccoveredkt - https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2012/11/25/5-minute-microwave-chocolate-truffles/

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5 Minute Chocolate Truffles

(can be gluten-free)

  • 3 oz (packed 1/2 cup) semi-sweet chocolate chips or mini chips (For a sugar-free version, see “nutrition facts” link below.)
  • 3 tbsp milk of choice or canned coconut milk
  • optional: I added a tiny pinch of salt
  • optional few drops pure peppermint extract, if desired

If using the microwave: combine chocolate, milk, and optional salt in a microwave-safe dish, and heat 50 seconds. Stir, then heat until melted, in 10-second intervals (chocolate burns quickly), stirring after each. Now add extract if desired. Freeze at least 40 minutes, or until chocolate is hard enough to scoop out into truffle shapes with a mini cookie scoop. (Alternatively, you can freeze in candy molds.) If using the stove, heat chocolate on low until melted, stirring frequently, then proceed with the recipe as written above. I store my truffles in the freezer until just before serving. Roll in cocoa before serving, if desired.

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Published on November 25, 2012

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  1. Anna says

    I love your recipes! About how many truffles does this make? I want to know the nutrition facts, and I’m no good at estimating weight, so I have no ideas if my truffles are 11g or 30. Thanks!

  2. JoJoJoJoJoJo says

    SOOOO easy!! They turned out beautifully!! This is one of my fav recipes now, and I will use it over and over again!! They were just as rich as godiva and I am so pleased!! 🙂 Thank you so much Katie!!

  3. George Hoey says

    I haven’t tried your recipe for truffles yet but I love them and am soexcited to have found your site! You are great and will make some of these during the coming week! Thank you for a simple and easy way to enjoy chocolate truffles.

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  4. Rose says

    These look gorgeous! Has anyone added extracts or liquer to these before? Planning to make them for a Christmas present so I want to add some rum or strawberry extract but I’m not sure how much to put.

    • Kane says

      I know I’m replying three years after your comment, but in case anyone else is curious: I made a batch with one tablespoon of Kahlua in place of one of the tablespoons of milk, and that worked well. You might want to adjust the ratio depending on the liqueur you’re using and how strong you want it — you could always make a scaled-down test batch to tinker with the ratios before committing to a full batch. (A 1/3 scale would be easy: 1 oz. chocolate, 2 teaspoons milk, 1 teaspoon liqueur.)

  5. Kane says

    These were a big hit at work. I rolled some in cocoa powder, some in crushed pecans, and some in crushed candy canes. (It’s the week before Christmas as I’m writing this.)
    My parents also like them, especially when I substituted Kahlua for one tablespoon of milk. ?

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