Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles (V, GF, Dairy-Free, 5 Ingredient)

Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles (V, GF, DF): an easy, 5 ingredient recipe for decadent peanut butter truffles dipped in chocolate. Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy-Free.

There’s just something about this season that puts an extra pep in my step. It could be the fact that I’m gonna spend some actual quality time with my family soon. Or, that everyone seems more giving, more open, more… prone to bouts of laughter and cheer. Or, the fact that everywhere you look, buildings, toys, food, people, pets and more are wrapped up like the perfect present.

And who doesn’t want that?

Of course, it could also totally be the fact that the holidays are the perfect excuse to treat ourselves—both with sweets and a little bit of fun, wherever we may find it. A few weeks back, Erik and I actually treated ourselves to half a day off. On a Monday. Yep, a MONDAY. You’d think this was completely against all Monday laws or something…

Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles (V, GF, DF): an easy, 5 ingredient recipe for decadent peanut butter truffles dipped in chocolate. #Vegan #GlutenFree #DairyFree #Christmas |

And if you’ve been around here, patiently reading my babble, you know that we’ve been burning the midnight/morning/afternoon/are-there-any-other-timeslots-I’m-missing oil since… well, who can even remember? We both tend to be a bit hard on ourselves and are always, unfortunately, looking for new ways to please people (so not cool, I know). But that one Monday… well, that one glorious Monday, we called the day off. Nice and early.

See what the holiday does to us? 🙂 Does it do the same for you? Do you feel more than an inkling to clock out early, maybe have two extra vegan chocolate cupcakes, or perhaps treat yourself to those Hamilton tickets you’ve been eyeing for ages? Or maybe you just let yourself stay in bed that extra cozy 10 minutes? Those last 10 minutes are truly the best.

Maybe you’ll take an entire day off to make gingerbread houses or no bake oatmeal peanut butter cookies. Whatever it is you do, I hope you do it. Often and with merriment. I mean, what other time of the year can we use merriment as an excuse anyway?

Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles (V, GF, DF): an easy, 5 ingredient recipe for decadent peanut butter truffles dipped in chocolate. #Vegan #GlutenFree #DairyFree #Christmas |

Anywho, while I was in the midst of making the final photoshoot-ready batch of these Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles, I got to thinking about all the fond memories I have of Christmas time. Side note, how awesome/unusual is it that Christmastime is actually one word? Because that’s how BOSS the holidays are, folks.

Eh… there I go, veering slightly off track again. Um, as I was saying (see what an extra 10 minutes in bed gets you??? Vacation Mind), I was making these gluten free vegan chocolate peanut butter truffles and it got me thinking about the wonderful times I’ve had with my family. Okay, I’ve got to warn you, or rather, my sisters that this is gonna get embarrassing. So, obviously, I’m gonna need to put my phone on silent for the next two days… It’s best to ignore these type of things. Ahem.

A few years back, when we were even less mature than we are today (if you can imagine), we’d have an annual Christmas Day tradition: after opening presents and cleaning up the sea of gift wrap, candy and All the Christmas Novelty Socks in All The Land, we’d get super cozy. Newly gifted pajamas and previously aforementioned Christmas novelty socks on, contacts off and glasses on for maximum relaxation, I would bring out a one pound box of truffles.

Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles (V, GF, DF): an easy, 5 ingredient recipe for decadent peanut butter truffles dipped in chocolate. #Vegan #GlutenFree #DairyFree #Christmas |

Jenny would bring out the latest season of 24 on boxed set. Monica would warm up our old, belovedly boxy TV. Penny would grab the salty treats. And we would proceed to watch all of 24. Yes, all 24 episodes, with that entire box of truffles and plenty of salty snacks for balance, of course, and finish it all off in 2 days. Or some amount of days. It was all a salty/sweet, cozy blur, tbh.

I mean really, who can remember when they’re marathon-watching 24 whole episodes of a series? And yeah, I guess people aren’t too shocked by this nowadays, but this was back in the day when there was no Netflix (okay, there was Netflix, but only seriously dodgy titles available), no streaming, none of that.

We’d literally be unwrapping the actual box set of whatever season we were on, and insert a DVD. Oh, the effort of unclicking that DVD and not accidentally snapping the holder… What can I say, we were dedicated. And very strong, apparently.

I remember nodding off for so many hours and feeling like I was Jack Bauer. Saving the world, one truffle at a time. One excruciatingly thrilling episode at a time. We’d watch well into the night, and one or three of us would throw in the towel and go to bed… but one of my sisters (I’ll let you guess who) would carry the team through the night. She was our very own Jack Bauer. At 6 in the morning, we’d started trickling back downstairs to the TV, and there she’d be, still watching. Dedicated as ever to her mission.

Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles (V, GF, DF): an easy, 5 ingredient recipe for decadent peanut butter truffles dipped in chocolate. #Vegan #GlutenFree #DairyFree #Christmas |

She’d recap us all on what happened during the 4-6 episodes in which we were so lamely sleeping, and offer us the last few truffles, with a crazy look in her eye. By the end of those two-ish days, the truffles were all gone, Jack and my sis finally saved the world, and we all looked like we’d been through finals. Hair all mussed up, new pajamas and cozy socks looking like they were decade-old favorites, and Christmas a thing of the past, with New Year’s Day right around the corner.

We’d all go freshen up, eat a few veggies to offset the truffles, get some coffee brewing and make grand plans to head to the mall for some much-needed fresh air/real world activities. Without Jack. 😉

A throwback pic of my sisters and me: Jenny, Penny, Me and Monica. Excuse the slightly sinister look in my eye. I actually think I’m posing attractively. And yes, we are ALL wearing bibs! For eating, of course.

Now that we’re all older, we don’t do that anymore (much to You Know Who’s dismay)… but we’re creating new traditions every year. This year will be our first year not all getting together as a family. I’m probably feeling a bit too nostalgic for those days, but I’m also so happy that my sisters have created their own families, with so many new and wonderfully embarrassing memories to come.

This year, we’re definitely gonna facetime and I’m definitely gonna be sending these gluten free vegan chocolate peanut butter truffles to my family. I’m really looking forward to making these and my no bake chocolate peanut butter cup granola bars with my three-year-old nephew. Most especially because his nickname is PB. I mean, it’s his birthright to make these, don’t you think? I’m pretty sure he’s gonna be seriously awesome at drizzling these truffles. Or drizzling the floor. The jury’s still out on that one…

How about you? Are you planning on any fun kitchen activities with the fam?

Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles (V, GF, DF): an easy, 5 ingredient recipe for decadent peanut butter truffles dipped in chocolate. #Vegan #GlutenFree #DairyFree #Christmas |

While I eagerly await your response, allow me to tell you all about these Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles. They’re:

  • so easy to make
  • deliciously soft and thick, like PB should be
  • vegan, gluten free and dairy-free
  • made with just 5 ingredients
  • lightly sweet, perfectly peanut butter-y
  • deliciously balanced with a rich chocolate coating
  • plant-based and allergy-friendly
  • made with feel-good ingredients
  • ready to be a part of your holiday memories, for many years to come
  • perfect for gift-giving, holiday platters and dessert

I hope you just love this recipe. So far, my family has already put in refill requests for these, like I’m a subscription plan! Oh, them! 😉 Thank you so much for coming over and spending some time with me here at the blog during this fantastic season. I can’t wait to hear all about the new memories you make this year.

In the meantime, tell me, what do you get to reminiscing about this time of year?

Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️

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Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles (V, GF, Dairy-Free, 5 Ingredient)

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Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles (V, GF, DF): an easy, 5 ingredient recipe for decadent peanut butter truffles dipped in chocolate. Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy-Free, Holiday.



Peanut Butter Balls

  • ¾ cup natural, unsalted peanut butter
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons coconut flour

Chocolate Dip

  • ½ cup vegan chocolate chips
  • ¼ teaspoon coconut oil

Chocolate Drizzle

  • 2 tablespoons vegan chocolate chips
  • 1/8 teaspoon coconut oil


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. Set aside. Clear some space out in the freezer for this pan—you will need it later.
  2. Make the peanut butter balls: In a medium bowl, add peanut butter, maple syrup, and coconut flour. Whisk until thickened and difficult to stir. Switch to folding with a rubber spatula until well-incorporated. Cover and freeze for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Remove from freezer. Using a 1-tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop and drop peanut butter balls onto the prepared baking sheet, spaced evenly apart. Transfer back to the freezer to chill for 20-30 minutes, until hardened. About 5 minutes before the balls are done freezing, it’s time to make the chocolate dip.
  4. Make the chocolate dip: Use the double boiler method or the following. Add Chocolate Dip ingredients to a medium, microwave-safe bowl: ½ cup chocolate chips and ¼ teaspoon coconut oil. Heat in 20-second increments until chocolate is softened and melted. Stir in between heating, until smooth.
  5. Remove peanut butter balls from freezer. Dip the bottom of one ball into the bowl of melted chocolate, scraping off excess. Place back onto the prepared baking sheet. Repeat until all balls are dipped. There should be leftover melted chocolate.
  6. Make the drizzle: Add Chocolate Drizzle ingredients to your bowl of leftover melted chocolate: 2 tablespoons chocolate chips and 1/8 teaspoon melted coconut oil. Heat in 20-second increments until softened and melted. Stir until smooth. Spoon melted chocolate into a small zip bag and trim a tiny corner off. Pipe chocolate in a zigzag pattern across the top of each truffle.
  7. Freeze for 10-20 minutes. Enjoy! Storing instructions below.


– Adapted from my No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars.
– Store in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.
– Freezing instructions: store in an airtight container in the freezer for 1-2 months. Firm, but soft enough to eat straight out of the freezer.
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  • Category: Candy, Dessert, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy-Free

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  1. Hi I have made a few of your recipes with great success. I just wondered with this one if there is a substitute for coconut oil?

  2. Just made these, and they’re awesome! Thanks so much for the simple, delicious recipe.

    One thing: It says they should make 18-24 truffles, but I only managed 10 in tablespoon scoops. I wonder if I should have scooped them into teaspoons instead? Not a big deal – I love having more truffle 🙂

    1. Hi Emily, thank you so much! I just went back and double-checked my notes for this recipe, and I made 21 truffles in three different trial batches. I do tend to scoop mine exactly flush with the top of the scoop–were yours rounded? Either way, I’m so happy that you enjoyed them. 🙂 Happy holidays! 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Rhonda! 🙂 That means a lot to me. You already know I’m a big fan of Change in Seconds! 🙂

  3. Half a day off on MONDAY!? OMG you two are wild ones 😀 lol Yes, holiday does that to all of us I guess 😉 Last week we did something crazy too… we slept until 9 on weekday 😉 I don’t regret one bit! Honestly my friend, I can’t wait for that holiday weekend to come, and to just plug off for few days. CAN’T wait!!! We plan to stay in our pajamas and watch cartoons all day and treat ourselves with delicious food and healthy snacks… like these PB truffles! These are just perfect for holiday snacking 😉

    1. Thank you so much, Marsha! 🙂 You and I share a most fervent love of chocolate + PB, that’s for sure! 🙂 Big hugs!

  4. I love your description of the holidays, Demeter! It really does seem to bring out the best in most people. And yay for you and Eric for taking a half day, on a Monday, no less! Pretty much the best way to break into the week. I’ve been feeling the Christmas spirit this year and am more inclined to relax a little more and enjoy the season. And these truffles…WOWSERS! Amazing, my friend! I’m loving all of that peanut butter in here. And they’re so pretty, too! What a perfect gift for the season, or just to devour them all myself, because I know I would! 🙂 Pinned, of course! Hope you have a great weekend!

    1. Thanks so much, Gayle! 🙂 I’m always to see and experience the best in people. <3 It always lifts the spirits. 🙂 Yes, I'd highly suggest it! Then... maybe, just maybe, taking off the rest of the week. Haha. Thank you so much Gayle! Hope you have a great weekend too! 🙂

  5. The holidays do bring out the pep in people… well, it does also bring out the Grinch in some! Not me though. 😉 I’m over here cat walkin with ALL the dayum pep in my step. I am SO SO SOOOO proud of you for taking of on Monday. Even if it was only a half day! I know how hard you work and how difficult it is for you to unplug, so I am thrilled you took some time for YOU, girlfriend! High fives and fist bumps to that! And I LOVE your little holiday tradition of truffles and 24. Seriously, I LOVE LOVE LOVE 24! I mean, I could totally binge watch every season of that show a million times. I heart Jack for life. 😉 Anyways, these truffles are tres pretty, D to the Meter!!!! That peanut butter looks like a silky smooth DREAM! And of course you added chocolate… ahhh hem, this is YOU we are talking about. These bad boys looks absolutely delicious my dear. You know I’d go to town on a big ‘ole box of these if I could!! Pinned! Cheers! mwahhhh! <3

    1. Let’s stick with non-creepy green beings, please! Haha. But seriously, I just saw the live action Grinch movie and it was… something else. *shivers* Haha. I thought you would be so proud! Now I have to bug ya about doing the same. Ahem! You and I share a bit of the work addiction gene. <-- soul sisters? Heck yeah! You and I have to talk about TV sometime. We obvs have the same taste! Lol. Yup, if I can add chocolate to it, I will! Lol. Mwahh!!! <3

  6. Okay that sounds like SOOOOO much fun!! Snacks, sisters, and an entire season in one day–wow! The tricky part would be trying not to fall asleep even though I know I inevitably would (I’m usually the first to fall asleep during movies and stuff actually.), but just the good old-fashioned togetherness sounds like the perfect way to do a holiday. This will be my first year without my whole fam together too…it will be a bit odd. But new traditions are fun!! I think PB truffles need to be one of my new traditions this year–they will help me make amends with coconut flour since it is the holidays after all. Plus they look like such very luscious little morsels!! The palpable extra dose of cheer everywhere is my favorite part of the holidays too! It used to be gifts for like the first 12…16…maybe 18 years of my life. but now it’s the cheer! And thank you my so-very-super-sweet Beaming Baking Bestie for the shoutout❤️❤️ xoxo

    1. Natalie, it totally was!!! Okay, it’s official, you and I have to plan an epically amazing sleepover sitch chockfull of entire TV series, truffles (and more goodies) plus every cozy clothing item we own! 🙂 The only problem is… who would keep the two of us awake? I guess that’s why they call it a sleepover, right? 😉 “good old-fashioned togetherness” <-- YEP! Best thing ever. <3 I hope that you make new traditions with the changes. If anything, we can text each other and make it all better!. . Holiday cheer rocks all the cozy socks off, then back on... because we want them on due to their coziness. Lol. Muah! xoxo

  7. We love baking sugar cookies, cutting them out and decorating them. It’s a huge mess, but the kids love it and any remaining cookies are left out for Santa. After all, he deserves it! These look so yummy I would have to give them all away…since I can’t trust myself.

    1. That sounds like so much fun! I absolutely love family baking/cooking activities. There’s just something so satisfying about it all. 🙂 <--Best bonding time, like ever! Santa definitely deserves it! 😉 Haha. Thanks so much Karen!