These vegan peppermint chocolate truffles are the ultimate holiday dessert! Made with only a few ingredients you can find in your pantry, these little desserts exude holiday cheer! They’re gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan!
Alright, alright. It’s December. It snowed today and I wore sensible shoes so I wouldn’t fall right on my butt again like I did the last time it snowed in November. So we can officially call today a win. We can also call it a win because these vegan peppermint chocolate truffles are AMAZING! Per usual, they’re also gluten-free which means they’re the perfect treat to bring along for the holidays!
To make these babies vegan, I subbed in coconut cream for traditional heavy cream to make the ganache. Just a touch of peppermint oil gives these truffles the perfect wintery flavor. Once the ganache has firmed up, we roll the truffles into balls and then give them a dip in melted chocolate and sprinkle with some candy canes for added crunch and garnish! It’s easy peasy! Of course, to make this dessert gluten-free and vegan, you’ll need to make sure that the chocolate you’re using does not contain gluten or dairy, as with your candy canes. I like using Guittard extra dark chocolate and Spangler candy canes. I think candy canes are actually all pretty much vegan, but Spangler candy canes are free from the top 8 allergens and are made on dedicated equipment! So they’re always my go-to brand.
If you’ve made some of my other vegan truffle recipes, then I think you’ll absolutely love these vegan peppermint chocolate truffles. The hard chocolate coating just takes the truffles to a whole new level. As soon as you bite through the hard exterior you get a luscious, creamy filling. Seriously, what more could you want? Oh, maybe some peppermint flavor and candy canes? Okay, those help with the deliciousness, too! I will definitely be bringing these vegan peppermint chocolate truffles to ALL of my holiday parties this year! They’re a crowd pleaser FOR SURE!
Vegan Peppermint Chocolate Truffles
These vegan peppermint chocolate truffles are so luscious and only require a few ingredients. Gluten-free and dairy-free, too!
- 1 cup (8 oz) full fat coconut milk
- 1 1/3 cups (8 oz) dairy-free dark chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate
- 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
- 1 1/2 cups dairy-free dark chocolate chips
- 4 candy canes crushed/chopped
In a small saucepan, heat coconut milk just until it's about to boil. Remove from heat and stir in the peppermint extract.
Pour coconut milk over the chocolate in a medium bowl.
Let sit for 20-30 seconds.
Using a whisk, whisk from the center to the outside (this helps to not splash the coconut milk everywhere), until the mixture becomes a creamy chocolate.
Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
Take a tablespoon or cookie scoop and scoop out some of the hardened ganache.
Quickly roll the chocolate into a ball (the heat from your hands will start to melt the chocolate so move fast.
Set on parchment paper. And refrigerate for 15-20 minutes.
Melt 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips in a glass bowl in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until completely melted.
Dip the truffles in the melted chocolate, tapping off any excess chocolate. Place on the parchment paper and immediately top with crushed candy canes.
Let set in the refrigerator until ready to serve.