Dark Chocolate Peppermint Truffles – Gluten-free + Vegan

by Beth @ Tasty Yummies

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Truffles - Gluten-free + Vegan

What better gift to give than the gift of chocolate, right? These dark chocolate peppermint truffles are sure to leave a smile on any chocoholic’s face. Especially when they find out you made these just for them.

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Truffles - Gluten-free + Vegan

These truffles are simple to make and they are naturally both gluten-free and vegan. Additionally, they are low in sugar and very simple to make. A few ingredients, a few minutes at the stove and that’s about it. You can even play around with the recipe and leave out the peppermint and roll them into other goodies, like chopped nuts, coconut, melted chocolate or chocolate bits, etc. Make this recipe your own and customize it for whomever will be receiving it.
Dark Chocolate Peppermint Truffles - Gluten-free + Vegan

This recipe was originally shared on Free People blog BLDG 25

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Zan December 9, 2012 at 10:12 am

I looked at the recipe on Free People…these look way simpler to make than I expected! I may have to try these out (maybe as a contribution to Christmas dinner later this month). I don’t have a double boiler but I’m pretty sure there’s a way to get around that problem.

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2 tastyyummies December 9, 2012 at 10:28 am

Thanks Zan.
No worries on the double boiler, you can place a glass bowl over a pot with a small amount of water and make your own double boiler or I have made it this way before – melt the chocolate slowly in the microwave in small increments of just 30 seconds at a time, stirring between each. It won’t take long to melt at all (just be careful not to overdo it), meanwhile heat the coconut milk and oil in a small pan on the stove top until barely simmering and well incorporated, then pour this over the melted chocolate and mix well to combine. Then continue on. It works quite well this way, too! Hope you enjoy if you make these. Thanks for stopping by.

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3 Zan December 9, 2012 at 11:14 am

I knew there was a solution. Thanks for saving me the time of looking it up myself…haha! That’s not difficult at all. 🙂

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4 Ashlae December 9, 2012 at 10:44 am

I never thought of using coconut milk, as I’ve always used soy creamer in my truffles. Will have to try them with coconut milk 🙂 Is the flavor strong?

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5 tastyyummies December 9, 2012 at 10:52 am

I couldn’t detect any coconut flavor myself, but I would bet part of that is because of the mint flavor being stronger than it.

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6 Leanne @ healthful pursuit December 9, 2012 at 10:52 am

Wow, you outdid yourself with this one! It’s amazing… wow. I love making homemade chocolates but haven’t done any of that this year. Love the little to you, from me label, so cute!

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7 tastyyummies December 9, 2012 at 11:15 am

Gosh, thanks so much Leanne, what a HUGE compliment coming from you. Made my whole day. I wish we didn’t have so much going on this year, I desperately want to make little treat boxes full of different goodies, to ship to my friends and family that are out of town.

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8 Steve Davis December 9, 2012 at 11:11 am

Looks delicious!! Gotta share it to my page and make them this week!! Thanks!! 😉

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9 tastyyummies December 9, 2012 at 11:27 am

Thanks Steve!

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10 Mary Anne December 12, 2012 at 9:42 am

I am definitely going to make these, they look incredible and I love how simple they are. Thanks so much for sharing.

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