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4-Ingredient Chickpea Chocolate Truffles

 October 29, 2023

There is nothing I love more than a creamy chocolate truffle surrounded by a rich, chocolate coating. It’s the perfect treat to pop in your mouth in those moments when you need a sweet little pick-me-up. And when it comes to chocolate treats, these 4-Ingredient Chickpea Chocolate Truffles take the cake. Made with just 4 simple ingredients, these truffles are naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free, and are packed with protein, which means that these sweet treats will make you feel good from the inside out.

A tray of the chocolate chickpea truffles, laid out on a platter

The foodie community is full of so many amazing creators who create the most innovative recipes. Which is why when my friend Hannah of Lovely Delites shared a recipe the other day for her plant-based chocolate truffles, I knew that I had to make them. What could be better than a creamy, melt-in-your-mouth truffle surrounded by a rich, chocolatey coating?

If you’re someone who finds themselves having those late-night sugar cravings, then you are going to love this recipe. Not only are these truffles bursting with chocolate and perfectly sweet, but they are also packed with protein, which means that they’ll keep you feeling fuller, for longer!

These are also perfect for making ahead and keeping in your fridge or freezer for those times when you want a healthy treat, but are trying to reach for something healthier that will also leave you feeling satisfied. With this recipe, we’re saying goodbye to chocolates that are filled with empty calories and sugar and leave you feeling hungry. Instead, these truffles pack a delicious and nutrient-dense punch!

The 4 Ingredients Needed to Make These Chocolate Truffles

Just as the title states, you only need 4 simple and easy ingredients in order to bring these delectable truffles to life!

  • Chickpeas: The secret to packing these truffles full of protein lies in chickpeas. But, don’t be scared: these truffles definitely don’t taste like chickpeas! Instead, these truffles have a creamy texture that practically melts in your mouth.
  • Chocolate Chips: Chocolate chips will be used in both the truffles themselves, and in the creamy chocolate coating.
  • Almond Butter: Almond butter adds a dose of healthy fats and plant-based protein, making these truffles packed with nutrients!
  • Coconut Oil: A little coconut oil will melt together with the chocolate to give it a nice, creamy consistency.
A bowl filled with the batter for the chickpea chocolate truffles, with the batter actively being rolled into invidiual balls
Next, use a cookie scoop or a spoon to scoop the dough into 12 balls. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the balls on top of the baking sheet. Then, place the baking sheet into the freezer for 10 minutes.

How to Make These Simple & Easy Prep-Ahead Truffles

To make these truffles, start by preparing the chickpeas. Drain and rinse the chickpeas thoroughly. Then, add them to a food processor alongside the melted chocolate chips and almond butter. Pulse the ingredients together until they’re smooth and a dough forms.

Next, use a cookie scoop or a spoon to scoop the dough into 12 balls. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the balls on top of the baking sheet. Then, place the baking sheet into the freezer for 10 minutes.

While the truffles are in the freezer, prepare the chocolate filling by placing the chocolate chips and coconut oil together in a bowl. Place the bowl in the microwave for 2-3, 30 second increments, until the chocolate is fully melted. Be sure to stir the chocolate in-between each increment, so that it fully combines with the coconut oil. Once the truffles are done, remove them from the freezer and quickly dip each one in the chocolate before returning it to the baking sheet. Repeat until all of the truffles are coated in the chocolate. You can also dust each one with a sprinkle of flaky sea salt, if you desire.

Finally, return the truffles back to the freezer for 15-20 minutes, or until the chocolate solidifies. Once the chocolate is solid, enjoy the finished truffles! Store any leftovers in an airtight container, in the fridge, for up to one week.

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** Photography by Tanya Pilgrim
A tray of the chocolate chickpea truffles, laid out on a platter
Dairy Free/gluten-free/Grain Free/Refined Sugar Free/snacks/Vegan

4-Ingredient Chickpea Chocolate Truffles

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Nicole Modic
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
SERVES 12 Truffles
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There is nothing I love more than a creamy chocolate truffle surrounded by a rich, chocolate coating. It's the perfect treat to pop in your mouth in those moments when you need a sweet little pick-me-up. And when it comes to chocolate treats, these 4-Ingredient Chickpea Chocolate Truffles take the cake. Made with just 4 simple ingredients, these truffles are naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free, and are packed with protein, which means that these sweet treats will make you feel good from the inside out.

Ingredients

For the Truffles:

  • 1 15 Ounce Can Chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chips melted
  • 1/2 Cup Almond Butter

For the Coating:

  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil

Instructions

  • To make these truffles, start by preparing the chickpeas. Drain and rinse the chickpeas thoroughly. Then, add them to a food processor alongside the melted chocolate chips and almond butter. Pulse the ingredients together until they're smooth and a dough forms.
  • Next, use a cookie scoop or a spoon to scoop the dough into 12 balls. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the balls on top of the baking sheet.
  • Then, place the baking sheet into the freezer for 10 minutes.
  • While the truffles are in the freezer, prepare the chocolate filling by placing the chocolate chips and coconut oil together in a bowl.
  • Place the bowl in the microwave for 2-3, 30 second increments, until the chocolate is fully melted. Be sure to stir the chocolate in-between each increment, so that it fully combines with the coconut oil
  • Once the truffles are done, remove them from the freezer and quickly dip each one in the chocolate before returning it to the baking sheet. Repeat until all of the truffles are coated in the chocolate. You can also dust each one with a sprinkle of flaky sea salt, if you desire.
  • Finally, return the truffles back to the freezer for 15-20 minutes, or until the chocolate solidifies. Once the chocolate is solid, enjoy the finished truffles! Store any leftovers in an airtight container, in the fridge, for up to one week.

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