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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 -

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 -


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. Lauren says

    These look great! Most of the truffles I see have nuts as a base, so it’s nice to see a recipe without them. I think the Ferrero Rocher hazelnut truffles are the best I’ve tasted!

  2. Stephie says

    With the heavy cream version it’s a 1:3 (or 1:4) ratio chocolate to cream, did you try a 1:3 ratio with the coconut milk? I’m just wondering if that would work and then no freezing would be required. (I never have room in my freezer for things like this!)

    You truffles do look delicious. I recently tried your chocolate brownie bites recipe, and was surprised at how they really do taste like brownies! But all healthy ingredients, gotta love that. Thanks for the healthier alternatives, I plan to try your cookie pie soon. Can’t wait to see what that tastes like.

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      I did way too much liquid… I think, if I remember correctly, it was 1/2 cup coconut milk to 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Don’t even ask… I was making a lot of things at once and wasn’t thinking straight ;).

      For these, I think that if you use the full-fat coconut milk (and maybe cut it back to 2 or 2.5 tbsp) you could get away with not freezing, although I haven’t tried it. I wouldn’t recommend it if you use the “milk of choice” version with a lower-fat milk, because they might be too melty to hold up without staying frozen.

  3. Aja says

    Those look so good and easy to make especially since I’m in college now and only have a microwave to make things in! So excited to get to make treats even while I’m away from home now.

  4. Tiffany H says

    Every Christmas I buy a box of french truffles. They’re the best truffles I’ve ever tried…My mom usually gets those boxes with the flavoured centers where you look through the list to decide what kind you want, but I’ve never really called those truffles. Last year I made gingerbread spiced truffles, basically a normal truffle recipe with the typical spice combo you put in gingerbread, they were super tasty. Im sure it’d work just as well with this recipe.

  5. Jeanette says

    The kind of chocolate you use will vastly affect the taste, too. The better the chocolate, the better the truffle. Splurge on some really good dark chocolate to make these with, you won’t be disappointed, the difference in taste versus using chocolate chips may just surprise you. Not that the chocolate chips are terrible (and inexpensive) but sometimes a girl just needs something truly decadent.

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      You might just be my new favorite person… I tried the recipe with chocolate chips and with unsweetened chocolate, but I never thought to use chocolate bars. Now I’m intrigued. Definitely trying it today, maybe even with a flavored chocolate bar.

  6. Carrie A. says

    Am I missing how many this is supposed to make? I want to be sure that my nutritional info is correct! Thanks for a delish idea!!!

  7. Debbie says

    I have these in the freezer now. I can not wait to try them, I have been searching for an easy vegan truffle recipe. You are amazing.

  8. Lauren says

    WOW, another Chocolate Covered Katie masterpiece! I made them as soon as I saw your post and they are AMAZING!!!! I used sugar-free chocolate chips and almond milk, and they came out perfectly! My dad (who is very skeptical of ‘healthy’ food) loved them too. Definitely a melt-in-your-mouth recipe, thank you Katie!!! 🙂

  9. kaity @ kaityscooking says

    yumm i use to always get the assorted boxes of chocolates and as i got older i actually started to enjoy different flavors more and more, i use to just be a caramel and coconut girl. then i loved pretty much it all ! hasnt been years since i had a box of chocolate like that though </3 lol

  10. LJ Briar says

    I’m a little strange in that I’ve honestly never found chocolate truffles all that interesting. They’re okay, I guess. I mean, relative to chocolate in general. I did have a friend who was an avid baker, however, and she made absolutely gorgeous boxes of homemade truffles for our birthdays, and I always enjoyed her truffles way more than storebought because, you know, she’d put so much love and effort into them.

  11. Faith says

    I made these tonight. I used too much peppermint but I double batched and everything came out in the end. Delish! Can I freeze the rest?

  12. honeywhatscooking says

    this looks delicious Katie.. I love chocolate truffles. Never tried making them in the microwave, but i’ll definitely give this a try. I have bought truffles once in a while, but I find homemade ones tastier and less sweeter.

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