Dark Chocolate Truffles

Looking for a yummy Valentine’s Day treat? I have you covered with these dark chocolate truffles!

They are made with just a few ingredients – dark chocolate, canned coconut milk, vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. They come together in just a few minutes, then need a few hours of refrigeration time before you can roll them into truffles. Then, dust or roll them in crushed walnuts for the ultimate chocolatey treat.

Here are a few ideas for what to roll the truffles in:

  • Crushed walnuts, pecans, almonds or any nut
  • Cocoa powder
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut
  • Crushed freeze dried fruit (like strawberries)
  • Drizzled melted dark chocolate
  • A pinch of coarse salt (omit from the truffle recipe if you do this)

You could also whip up a few other chocolatey treats from the blog!

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Dark Chocolate Truffles

  • Author: Julie Andrews
  • Prep Time: 5-10 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins + 2 hrs refrigeration time
  • Total Time: 2 hrs 5 mins-2 hrs 10 mins
  • Yield: Makes 20 truffles 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stove-Top
  • Cuisine: American


Mini dark chocolate truffles with coconut milk and vanilla rolled in crushed walnuts.


  • ½ cup full fat canned coconut milk
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate chips or chunks
  • ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch kosher or sea salt
  • ¼ cup finely crushed walnuts


  1. Vigorously shake the closed can until it’s thoroughly mixed. Measure ½ cup of coconut milk and transfer to a medium saucepan.
  2. Bring to a low boil, then transfer to a medium glass mixing bowl. Add the chocolate chips or chunks and whisk until smooth. Add the vanilla and salt and whisk until combined. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours or until firm.
  3. Use a mini cookie scoop to scoop out the mixture. Roll into 1-inch balls.
  4. Pour the crushed walnuts into one layer on a plate. Roll each truffle in the crushed walnuts. Line on a parchment-lined plate and refrigerate until ready to serve.


Storage Tip: Store leftover truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 1 month.


  • Serving Size: 1 truffle
  • Calories: 69
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Sodium: 4mg
  • Fat: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: chocolate, dark chocolate, treat, dessert, valentine’s day