Desserts

December 23, 2021

Plant-Based Peppermint Chocolate Truffles

Plant-Based Peppermint Chocolate Truffles are bite-sized vegan truffles with a burst of chocolate and peppermint flavors. These gluten-free treats are made with whole food plant-based ingredients.

Plant-Based Peppermint Chocolate Truffles

I'm extra excited for today's recipe!

Why?? Because of the beautiful holiday linen in the pictures. A few months ago, after I moved back to Ohio, I joined a faith group. In this group I've met many amazing people. One of whom is named Margherita.

Margherita owns a small business called Barefoot Homemade where she sells the most beautiful linens: placemats, tablecloths, bread baskets - all homemade. She lent me these Christmas themed placemats to use with this recipe.

I'm such a fan of the Alice in Wonderland print. Alice is one of my favorite characters and I've read Lewis Carroll's book several times. And the colors in the placemat are just perfect for Christmas.

If you don't love Alice as much as I do, these placemats are reversable. You have the option of a gold floral print or a gold chevron print. Both are very classy and so festive!

Plant-Based Peppermint Chocolate Truffles

I think these linens are so beautiful. They would make a great Christmas gift, or some of her other linens would make a great anytime gift! And, I just have to say, Margherita is NOT paying me to say any of this. I think her linens are gorgeous and I'm so thrilled I got to photograph them.

Plus, they look great with these peppermint truffles!!

Plant-Based Peppermint Chocolate Truffles

Why I love these Plant-Based Peppermint Chocolate Truffles

  • Dietary needs — these truffles are dairy-free, plant-based, oil-free, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free
  • Bite-sized Dessert — truffles are perfect to make and put out on your table for holiday parties. They're great to just pop into your mouth!
  • That chocolate and peppermint combo — I always say, I'm not a huge chocolate fan, but the chocolate and peppermint combination is just so tasty. And SO festive.
  • Great gift — making a cookie tin for someone? Throw some of these truffles in! Or just gift them by themselves. Add in a set of placemats from Barefoot Homemade, and you've got a super special gift for a friend.

Plant-Based Peppermint Chocolate Truffles

Ingredient Notes

  • Cocoa Powder: use an unsweetened cocoa powder to avoid added sugars.
  • Almond Flour
  • Almond Butter: or other neutral nut butter.
  • Date Sugar: date sugar is made from dried dates that have been ground into a powder. You can find it at health food stores or online.
  • Maple Syrup: for a completely fruit-sweetened version you can use date syrup.
  • Peppermint Extract
  • Salt
  • Vegan Dark Chocolate: you can choose a chocolate that works for your desired sweetness. Most vegan chocolates have some added sugar, so if you are looking for a no-added-sugar version be sure to use 100% unsweetened dark chocolate - you could then add some maple syrup to the chocolate to sweeten it.
  • Toppings: crushed candy canes, sea salt, drizzle of chocolate

Plant-Based Peppermint Chocolate Truffles Ingredients

How to make Plant-Based Peppermint Chocolate Truffles

Step 1. In a medium bowl, mix the almond butter, cocoa powder, almond flour, maple syrup, date sugar, and peppermint extract.

Step 2. Use a tablespoon to scoop the mixture and roll into balls.

Step 3. Refrigerate the truffles while you melt the chocolate. Heat the chocolate in the microwave on 1/2 power. Stir every 30 seconds until the chocolate is melted.

Step 4. Use a toothpick or spoon to cover each ball in chocolate. Place on a parchment-lined pan and refrigerate or freeze for 20-30 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Prayer

Thank you God for these truffles. Thank you for new friends and old friends that we get to share this beautiful season with. Amen.

Plant-Based Peppermint Chocolate Truffles

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Plant-Based Peppermint Chocolate Truffles

Plant-Based Peppermint Chocolate Truffles are bite-sized vegan truffles with a burst of chocolate and peppermint flavors. These gluten-free treats are made with whole food plant-based ingredients.

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

15

Prep:

40

min

cook:

0

min

total:

40

min

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Almond Flour
  • 1/3 Cup Almond Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Date Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons + 2 Teaspoons Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Peppermint Extract
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 8 oz Vegan Dark Chocolate
  • Topping (optional): crushed candy canes, sea salt, drizzle of chocolate

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix the almond butter, cocoa powder, almond flour, maple syrup, date sugar, and peppermint extract.
  2. Use a tablespoon to scoop the mixture and roll into balls.
  3. Refrigerate the truffles while you melt the chocolate. Heat the chocolate in the microwave on 1/2 power. Stir every 30 seconds until the chocolate is melted.
  4. Use a toothpick or spoon to cover each ball in chocolate. Place on a parchment-lined pan and refrigerate or freeze for 20-30 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden. Serve and enjoy!
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January 16, 2022
Tracy Henry
Made this tonight. Absolutely delicious Elizabeth. You got this one just right!
Oh yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed it :)
January 16, 2022
L Collins
Hi Could you please confirm two things:1. The amount of salt. Seems like too much. 2. The directions say there is lemon juice in the dressing but it’s not listed under ingredients. ThanksL.
Hi there! Confirming that the two teaspoons of salt in the dressing is correct. I didn't salt the cauliflower when roasting it or the salad after it was done, so this amount of salt was perfect. If you're concerned about it you can decrease the amount of salt in the dressing and then add more at the end if you need it. As for the lemon juice, SO sorry about that! It was a typo in my directions and I've removed it now. Hope this helps :)
December 20, 2021
Martha
This looks lovely! Do you have a recipe for the red pepper hummus also? Thank you!
Hi Martha! I don't have a recipe for red pepper hummus on my site. I suggest taking a traditional hummus recipe and blending in roasted red pepper.
November 22, 2021
Amanda J Lehmann
I tried these and they were delicious! A bit dense but flavorful and the "buckeye" blend of peanut and chocolate was on point! Recommend!
Yay! I'm so glad you liked them! -- Elizabeth
December 6, 2021
Grace
Hi, these look amazing. I was wondering, could I used powdered peanut butter in place of creamy for the recipe? thanks
Hi Grace! There is already some powdered peanut butter in this recipe, so adding more might make the texture more gluey. Also, the real peanut butter adds some fat, which helps create flavor. That said, if you want to use powdered peanut butter, I would suggest mixing it with a high-fat liquid like coconut cream and then measuring out 2/3 cup. Hope this helps! Let me know how it goes :) -- Elizabeth
November 15, 2021
Becky
You mention using vegetable broth in your introduction but it isn’t included in the recipe
Hi Becky - thanks for pointing this out. I have removed mention of vegetable broth from this post. You do not need any vegetable broth. The mushrooms will release natural liquid which will prevent any sticking. -- Elizabeth
September 23, 2021
Tracy Henry
Hi Elizabeth, LOVE you recipes. Please keep them coming. :)I was wondering, can you share what is the vegan chocolate bar you used in this recipe?
August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography