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Almond Truffles (Vegan, Gluten-free)

Would you believe these decadent almond truffles dipped in dark chocolate are vegan-friendly, gluten-free, and dairy-free? Plus, there’s no baking required!

Stack of almond truffles on a white plate

I love experimenting with plant-based recipes. I’ve made plenty of salads, soups, and snacks, but when I found myself craving chocolate the other day, I decided to try my hand at a diabetes-friendly vegan dessert.

These decadent no-bake almond truffles are a perfect bite of chocolatey goodness! When you just need a little something sweet, they’re sure to hit the spot.

Whether or not you’re following a vegan or gluten-free diet, these truffles are addicting! Whenever I bring them to parties or potlucks, they’re always one of the first things to go. Everyone loves them.

I also really appreciate that I don’t have to heat up my oven to make this recipe. You have to plan ahead a bit so the truffles and chocolate have enough time to set in the refrigerator, but the hands-on prep takes twenty minutes or less.

If you’re looking for a diabetes-friendly vegan dessert recipe, you absolutely have to try these chocolate-covered truffles. They’re such a wonderful sweet treat!

How to make almond truffles

These luscious bites come together in just a few simple steps. The hardest part is giving them enough time to chill before you bite into one!

Ingredients for the truffles in individual ramekins

Step 1: Place a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper in the refrigerator.

Step 2: Melt 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, then let it cool to the point that it’s still liquid but not hot.

Step 3: In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the almond flour to break up clumps. Add the melted coconut oil, agave or honey, vanilla, almond butter, a pinch of salt, and stevia drops. Mix well with a wooden spoon.

Step 4: Add the almond milk and stir until well combined. If the consistency is too thick, add up to another tablespoon of almond milk.

Truffle dough in a glass bowl

Step 5: Take a scant teaspoon of the mixture, roll it into a ball, and place it on the cold cookie sheet. Repeat with the remaining mixture to form 16 balls.

16 cookie dough balls on a baking sheet

Step 6: Place the cookie sheet back in the refrigerator for about an hour.

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Step 7: Place the chocolate and ½ a teaspoon of coconut oil in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 20-second increments, stirring between each one, until the chocolate is smooth and shiny.

Step 8: Add the almond extract and mix well.

Step 9: One at a time, roll a truffle ball in the chocolate until it’s completely coated. Use a thick toothpick to pull the ball out of the chocolate and let the excess drip off, then place it back on the parchment-lined cookie sheet. Repeat with the remaining truffle balls.

Step 10: Refrigerate for another hour or until the chocolate is set.

Once the truffles have had enough time to chill, they’re ready to enjoy!

Chocolate covered almond truffles on a cooking sheet

Variations for your truffles

Want to have some fun with these bites? There are a few different ways you can get creative!

The first is to add your favorite toppings. I personally think chopped pecans, almonds, walnuts, or pistachios are a great addition. I highly recommend toasting them in a pan for a richer flavor.

Simply chop the nuts into fine pieces, then place in a bowl. After you dip a truffle ball in the chocolate and let the excess drip off, press the top into the chopped nuts, then set the truffle back on the cookie sheet to set.

This method works with other toppings, too. Shredded coconut, crushed candy canes, or even a drizzle of peanut butter can all add a nice touch to your truffles.

Can’t get enough chocolate? Sprinkle some cocoa powder over the truffle before the chocolate coating sets.

Want to make this recipe low carb? Use sugar-free syrup for the truffles, then dip in sugar-free chocolate.

Two truffles cut in half among whole truffles

Storage

Extra truffles can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They can be enjoyed for up to a week… although I’d be surprised if they last that long!

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These delicious little bites are best served chilled. You’ll love having a batch waiting for you in the refrigerator.

Fingers picking up a truffle from a bowl

Other sweet vegan recipes

Looking for some plant-based ways to satisfy your sweet tooth? From breakfast to dessert to everything in between, there are plenty of vegan-friendly ways to cure your cravings. Here are a few of my favorite recipes I know you’ll enjoy:

When you’ve tried these truffles, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked them and rate the recipe in the comments below!

Almond truffles

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Almond Truffles (Vegan, Gluten-free)

Would you believe these decadent almond truffles dipped in dark chocolate are vegan-friendly, gluten-free, and dairy-free? Plus, there’s no baking required!
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Diet Diabetic, Vegan
Keyword diabetic vegan dessert, easy dessert recipes, vegan almond truffles, vegan truffle
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 78kcal
Author Diabetic Foodie

Ingredients

FOR TRUFFLES

FOR CHOCOLATE COATING

Instructions

  • Place a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper in the refrigerator.
  • Melt 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, then let it cool to the point that it’s still liquid but not hot.
    1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the almond flour to break up clumps. Add the melted coconut oil, agave or honey, vanilla, almond butter, a pinch of salt, and stevia drops. Mix well with a wooden spoon.
    1 tablespoon coconut oil, 1 cup almond flour, 1 tablespoon raw agave nectar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 2 tablespoons almond butter, Sea salt, 5 drops flavored liquid stevia sweetener drops
  • Add the almond milk and stir until well combined. If the consistency is too thick, add up to another tablespoon of almond milk.
    1 tablespoon unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • Take a scant teaspoon of the mixture, roll it into a ball, and place it on the cold cookie sheet. Repeat with the remaining mixture to form 16 balls.
  • Place the cookie sheet back in the refrigerator for about an hour.
  • Place the chocolate and ½ a teaspoon of coconut oil in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 20 second increments, stirring between each one, until the chocolate is smooth and shiny.
    ¾ cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips, ½ teaspoon coconut oil
  • Add the almond extract and mix well.
    ⅛ teaspoon almond extract
  • One at a time, roll a truffle ball in the chocolate until it’s completely coated. Use a thick toothpick to pull the ball out of the chocolate and let the excess drip off, then place it back on the parchment-lined cookie sheet. Repeat with the remaining truffle balls.
  • Refrigerate for another hour or until the chocolate is set.

Notes

This recipe is for 16 truffles. Each truffle is 1 serving.

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1truffle | Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.6g | Protein: 1.2g | Fat: 5.5g | Saturated Fat: 2.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.8g | Trans Fat: g | Cholesterol: 0.6mg | Sodium: 39.6mg | Potassium: 59.7mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4.7g | Net carbs: 5.6g

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