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vegan chocolate peppermint truffles inside a white bowl with a bite taken out of one truffle

Healthy Chocolate Peppermint Truffles

  • Author: Kaylie Grace
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 15 truffles 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Process
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


These chocolate peppermint truffles are an easy no-bake dessert for the holiday season! The soft, chewy, and fudgy truffles are packed with dates, cocoa, and a dash of peppermint extract. They are covered in rich dark chocolate and topped with crushed candy canes. Vegan, gluten-free, and a delicious treat for Christmas!


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Peppermint Truffles

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 13 large medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder or cacao powder
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Chocolate Coating

  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 candy canes, crushed


  1. Prepare the peppermint truffles: Combine walnuts, almonds, medjool dates, coconut oil, peppermint extract, and salt in a food processor. Process ingredients until a sticky dough is formed. You should be able to pinch the mixture together with your hands.
  2. Roll the dough: Use a mini cookie scoop or tablespoon to form the dough into 15 rounds. Roll each round of dough into a ball. Set aside and prepare the chocolate coating.
  3. Prepare the chocolate coating: Combine dark chocolate chips and coconut oil in a bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between, until the chocolate is melted. (Alternatively, combine the ingredients in a double boiler until melted.)
  4. Coat truffles in chocolate: Line a plate with parchment paper. Dip each peppermint truffle in the melted chocolate, tapping off any excess. Place on the parchment paper and sprinkle crushed candy canes on top.
  5. Chill: Place truffles in the refrigerator for 10 minutes or until the chocolate sets. Enjoy!


  • Store the chocolate peppermint truffles in a sealed container at room temperature or in the refrigerator. For long term storage, place in the freezer for up to 3 months.


  • Serving Size: 1 truffle
  • Calories: 208
  • Sugar: 17g
  • Fat: 13g
  • Carbohydrates: 23g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Protein: 4g

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