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Dark Chocolate Peppermint Truffles

Chocolate Peppermint Truffles are the ultimate holiday dessert! They're made with only 4 ingredients, vegan/gluten free and have the smoothest texture.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: chocolate peppermint truffles, chocolate truffles, peppermint truffles
Servings: 16 truffles
Calories: 103kcal
Author: Erin


  • 1 cup dark chocolate chopped
  • ½ cup full fat coconut milk
  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract or more to taste

for topping:

  • ½ cup dark chocolate chopped
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • sea salt


for the ganache:

  • Chop the dark chocolate, place it in a bowl and set it aside.
  • Heat coconut milk in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Once the milk starts to bubble around the edges, remove it from the heat and pour it over the chopped chocolate. (You want the milk to be hot, but not boiling). Allow the mixture to sit for 5 minutes, then stir the chocolate and milk together until the chocolate has melted, then stir in the peppermint extract.
  • Do a quick taste test with your finger and see if it's peppermint-y enough. If it's not, add an additional ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract. Place bowl in the refrigerator for 2 hours, which will allow the chocolate to solidify.

to assemble:

  • Remove the chocolate ganache from the refrigerator and wait 5-10 minutes for it to soften. While that's happening, melt the remaining dark chocolate and coconut oil together in the microwave in 30 second increments.
  • Use a tablespoon measuring spoon to scoop the ganache, then use your hands to roll it into a ball and drop it into the bowl with the melted chocolate. Use a fork to coat it, then carefully remove it and place it into a parchment-lined baking sheet or plate, and immediately sprinkle it with sea salt. Repeat this process until all of the ganache is gone.
  • Store truffles in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


*Calories are per truffle and are an estimation
*Serving size varies depending on size of the truffles, but the recipe should make anywhere from 14-18 truffles 
*Feel free to add more peppermint extract if you want these to be more peppermint-y


Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 117mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 2mg