Two Step Truffles {vegan, nut-free + gluten-free}

Two Step Truffles {vegan, nut-free + gluten-free}

Most requested treat! Truffles made from Vegan chocolate chips and coconut oil. Top 8 Allergy-free & GF
Have you ever had a truffle? Bite-size, chocolate confectioners candy, covered in an assorted choice of toppings, YUM!

Perfect for any holiday party, Allergy-friendly truffles made in 2 easy steps

Velvety, Vegan chocolate ganache truffles, rolled and coated in coconut, cacao, sugar and crushed pretzels for an easy to make, confectioners delight. GF

Typically, some fancy restaurant or candy shop will give you access to such a treat, but not anymore!  You can now make your own truffles, allergy-friendly ones, in just a simple Two-Steps.

Crazy, right?

Perfect for any holiday party, Allergy-friendly truffles made in 2 easy steps(This post has been revised with new images)

Easy to make

These truffles were made for a Christmas party but really the toppings are up to you. But before I jump ahead of myself, let me tell you how to make Vegan Two-Step Truffles.

  1. Melt the chocolate, coconut oil, water. Stir until smooth then remove from heat and stir in vanilla and salt. Move to the refrigerator and allow to sit no more than 2 hours.
  2. Remove from fridge, scoop 1″ size balls (using a melon baller or min-ice cream scoop) then roll into topping of choice.

Refrigerate these after so they don’t get too soft, but take them out at least 20 minutes before serving so they get back to room temperature. Otherwise, they’ll still taste delicious, but more like a solid chocolate ball then a velvety smooth truffle.Perfect for any holiday party, Allergy-friendly truffles made in 2 easy steps

Pick your Toppings

You don’t have to use my toppings if you prefer to venture out on your own, although the crushed pretzel topping is one of my favorites (salty & sweet, yes PLEEZ!). Think about what flavor combination you would enjoy or even what event you are creating these for and let that guide you.  Maybe you’d like to add a sprinkle of cayenne pepper for a Mexican inspired truffle, or roll it in sanding sugar and sprinkles for Birthday Party truffles.  Your options are only as limited as your imagination so have fun with it.

Assorted toppings of choice add the extra dimension of flavor & texture to these already amazing, easy to make Truffles. Allergy-friendly, Vegan

Here’s a little trick for you….coat your hand in either confectioners sugar or cacao powder before you roll.  This will keep your body heat from melting the chocolate. Just don’t forget to use powdered sugar on your hands when rolling in a white topping (coconut shreds, confectioners sugar or sanding sugar) and cacao power when rolling in a darker topping (cacao, crushed chocolate cookies, dark sprinkles or even nuts). And if you forget and end up with a blend of cacao & powdered sugar, it’s perfectly acceptable to dispose of that one….by eating it of course.

OH!!! Make sure you stash a few away for yourself in the fridge somewhere since you probably won’t have any left over.

Vegan Truffle Recipe

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Two-Step Truffles




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Velvety, chocolate ganache truffles, rolled and coated in coconut, cacao, confectioners sugar and crushed pretzels for a simple to make, confectioners delight.


  • 1 bag chocolate chips (Enjoy Life for Allergy-free)
  • 1/4 C. coconut oil
  • 2 TB. water
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
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  • For Toppings:
  • 1/4 C. cacao powder
  • 1/4 C. shredded coconut (unsweetened)
  • 1/4 C. confectioner sugar
  • 1/4 C. crushed pretzels (Glutino brand is my favorite)


  1. Heat chocolate, coconut oil and water in a saucepan on medium, stirring just until melted.
  2. Remove from heat and add in vanilla extract and sea salt.
  3. Place saucepan in refrigerator (use a trivet underneath to protect shelving) and let mixture set for no more than 2 hours.

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Perfect for any holiday party, Allergy-friendly truffles made in 2 easy steps

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  • Jenn
    Posted at 15:15h, 10 December Reply

    Wow! These are so easy! What’s not to love! And I adore all the different toppings you rolled them in! So cute!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 15:31h, 10 December Reply

      Thanks so much! Can’t wait to hear what toppings you end up using……so many options.

  • Sophia @veggies dont bite
    Posted at 21:00h, 10 December Reply

    Two steps, truffle and crushed pretzels! YUM!!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 13:16h, 11 December Reply

      Thanks Sophia! The crushed pretzels were definitely my favorite. I just love salty and sweet combos.

  • The Food Hunter
    Posted at 15:40h, 11 December Reply

    I love how easy they are.

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 17:10h, 11 December Reply

      They really were, and now I have no excuse to buy them.

  • Kelly @ TastingPage
    Posted at 16:42h, 11 December Reply

    So many great combos, and yes, salty and sweet is the best!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 17:09h, 11 December Reply

      I’d love to see what other combinations you come up with. I think a sprinkling of cayenne pepper or chopped crystalized ginger would also be quite delish.

    Posted at 02:03h, 12 December Reply

    I just adore truffles and these look so straightforward to make. I would love mine with the pretzels. i love a bit of salt with my chocolate!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 16:11h, 12 December Reply

      A girl after my own heart.

  • Linda @ Veganosity
    Posted at 10:14h, 12 December Reply

    Truffles make such a great holiday gift. These look delicious!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 16:12h, 12 December Reply

      They do make a wonderful gift or holiday party dessert. I love surprising people by telling them its Vegan & allergy safe.

  • The Vegan 8
    Posted at 02:31h, 14 December Reply

    Wow, these look incredible! I love the idea of rolling them into crushed pretzels, what a fabulous and DELICIOUS idea. I could eat a lb of these, haha!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 10:45h, 14 December Reply

      Thanks for the laugh…I think I did eat a lb of them!

  • Donna
    Posted at 22:42h, 15 December Reply

    Ooh I love the idea of topping them off with crushed pretzels – delicious!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 11:14h, 16 December Reply

      It was my favorite.

  • Sina @ Vegan Heaven
    Posted at 10:16h, 16 December Reply

    These are such a perfect little treat, Nicole! Can’t wait to try your recipe! 🙂

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 11:14h, 16 December Reply

      Thank you! I can’t wait to hear what you think.

  • Howie Fox
    Posted at 16:53h, 16 December Reply

    Wow, they sound so easy to make!! That could be fun to try out with my nephew during Christmas 😀

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 17:01h, 16 December Reply

      Thanks Howie! My Sister-in-law is making these for us when we come to visit so I know your nephew will appreciate it. BTW, I LOVE your blog name…so fun.

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  • Jennifer Bliss
    Posted at 18:16h, 08 November Reply

    I need more truffles in my life!

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