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Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles

These dark chocolate pumpkin truffles will be your new favorite no bake fall dessert. Gluten free, vegan, and taste like a pumpkin spice truffle! A mouthwatering dessert that everyone will love. 

Dark chocolate pumpkin truffles recipe (vegan, gluten free) These taste AMAZING! Made with coconut flour and dark chocolate chunks. This needs to be your next pumpkin dessert! #pumpkintruffles #pumpkin #nobake #vegan #glutenfree #dessert

It’s pumpkin season and today I’m introducing you to the magic that is these Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles!

Sweet pumpkin spice filling coated in melted strong dark chocolate and topped off with flaked sea salt on top.

Guys, if you love pumpkin you will go nuts for these delicious little bites!

After I made peanut butter truffles last year, this year it inspired me to make these delicious pumpkin truffles.

No worries if you aren’t a truffle making expert (I am definitely not!)

Truffles don’t have to look perfect to taste incredible!

Dark chocolate pumpkin truffles recipe (vegan, gluten free) These taste AMAZING! Made with coconut flour and dark chocolate chunks. This needs to be your next pumpkin dessert! #pumpkintruffles #pumpkin #nobake #vegan #glutenfree #dessert

How to make pumpkin truffles

In a bowl, you will mix together all of the ingredients for the pumpkin truffles.

You will need: canned pumpkin, coconut flour, maple syrup, vanilla, salt, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, sugar, and coconut oil.

The batter will be nice and dense, and not sticky.

Perfect for making truffles!

I specifically made this recipe to use a whole can of pumpkin.

That way you won’t have to worry about coming up with a use for leftover canned pumpkin, or wasting it!

Plus, it makes more than 30 truffles so these are great to make for a party!

These truffles are also vegan, gluten free, and no bake.

So easy and perfect for everyone to eat!

Dark chocolate pumpkin truffles recipe (vegan, gluten free) These taste AMAZING! Made with coconut flour and dark chocolate chunks. This needs to be your next pumpkin dessert! #pumpkintruffles #pumpkin #nobake #vegan #glutenfree #dessert

My #1 hack for making these truffles super easy is a mini ice cream scoop, which is really called a cookie scoop technically.

Just grab a cookie scoop, press the batter firmly into it, and drop onto a lined cookie sheet.

This way is so much easier than using your hands, and cuts a lot of time off of the prep.

Totally worth it to me!

My cookie scoop is a well loved tool in my kitchen.

If you do not have a cookie scoop, simply use your hands to roll the batter into balls.

Once you have scooped all of the truffles, place the cookie sheet in the freezer for 20 minutes.

Cold truffles make for easier dipping, and less batter getting into the chocolate.

Dark chocolate pumpkin truffles recipe (vegan, gluten free) These taste AMAZING! Made with coconut flour and dark chocolate chunks. This needs to be your next pumpkin dessert! #pumpkintruffles #pumpkin #nobake #vegan #glutenfree #dessert

While the truffles are chilling, melt your chocolate.

You will need 3 1/2 cups of dark chocolate chips.

I used 69% cacao which is pretty rich dark chocolate.

The filling is very sweet, so the rich slightly bitter chocolate is the perfect flavor contrast!

Once the truffles are chilled, it’s time to coat them in the chocolate.

For each truffle, drop it into the bowl of melted chocolate.

Use a spoon to drizzle chocolate over the top, then quickly remove with a fork and toothpick.

I usually google a truffle tutorial online before making them just as a quick refresher!

Just remember that they don’t have to be perfect (mine certainly were not!)

Dark chocolate pumpkin truffles recipe (vegan, gluten free) These taste AMAZING! Made with coconut flour and dark chocolate chunks. This needs to be your next pumpkin dessert! #pumpkintruffles #pumpkin #nobake #vegan #glutenfree #dessert

After each truffle is dipped, place it back onto the wax paper lined cookie sheet.

Sprinkle immediately with flaked sea salt.

This is important to do this after each truffle, as the chocolate hardens quickly.

If you wait until the chocolate is hardened to add the flaked sea salt, it will not stick to the top and will fall off.

The sea salt is key for the perfect bite so don’t skip it!

Dark chocolate pumpkin truffles recipe (vegan, gluten free) These taste AMAZING! Made with coconut flour and dark chocolate chunks. This needs to be your next pumpkin dessert! #pumpkintruffles #pumpkin #nobake #vegan #glutenfree #dessert

Sea salt flakes on chocolate are LIFE CHANGING.

Just try vegan chocolate sea salt pretzel bark or almond butter cups if you need any more convincing!

My vegan pumpkin chocolate chip cookies also are topped with sea salt and they are incredible!

It really takes the flavor to the next level.

Dark chocolate pumpkin truffles recipe (vegan, gluten free) These taste AMAZING! Made with coconut flour and dark chocolate chunks. This needs to be your next pumpkin dessert! #pumpkintruffles #pumpkin #nobake #vegan #glutenfree #dessert

Try making truffles at home and let me know how they turn out!

Dark chocolate pumpkin truffles recipe (vegan, gluten free) These taste AMAZING! Made with coconut flour and dark chocolate chunks. This needs to be your next pumpkin dessert! #pumpkintruffles #pumpkin #nobake #vegan #glutenfree #dessert

You have to try these pumpkin truffles!

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We can’t wait to hear what you think of these delicious pumpkin treats.

Dark chocolate pumpkin truffles recipe (vegan, gluten free) These taste AMAZING! Made with coconut flour and dark chocolate chunks. This needs to be your next pumpkin dessert! #pumpkintruffles #pumpkin #nobake #vegan #glutenfree #dessert

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Dark chocolate pumpkin truffles recipe (vegan, gluten free) These taste AMAZING! Made with coconut flour and dark chocolate chunks. This needs to be your next pumpkin dessert! #pumpkintruffles #pumpkin #nobake #vegan #glutenfree #dessert

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Dark chocolate pumpkin truffles recipe (vegan, gluten free) These taste AMAZING! Made with coconut flour and dark chocolate chunks. This needs to be your next pumpkin dessert! #pumpkintruffles #pumpkin #nobake #vegan #glutenfree #dessert

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Pumpkin Truffles Recipe:

Yield: around 35 truffles

Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles

Dark chocolate pumpkin truffles recipe (vegan, gluten free) These taste AMAZING! Made with coconut flour and dark chocolate chunks. This needs to be your next pumpkin dessert! #pumpkintruffles #pumpkin #nobake #vegan #glutenfree #dessert

Gluten free vegan dark chocolate pumpkin truffles made with coconut flour.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 15 oz canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 3/4 cups pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup pure cane sugar
  • 1/8 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 3 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • flaked sea salt, for topping

Instructions

  1. Add pumpkin, maple syrup, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, salt, cinnamon, sugar, and coconut oil to a bowl and mix well. 
  2. Add coconut four and mix until well combined (batter will be thick and not sticky)
  3. Use a mini ice cream scoop (see pictures), or a spoon to form truffles
  4. Place truffles on a baking sheet covered with wax paper
  5. Freeze truffles for 20 minutes
  6. Melt chocolate while the truffles are freezing
  7. For each truffle, drop it into the melted chocolate. use a spoon to drizzle the chocolate over the top
  8. Use a fork and toothpick to place truffle back onto the baking sheet
  9. Top immediately with flaked sea salt
  10. Repeat until every truffle is dipped in chocolate and topped with sea salt
  11. Place back in the freezer until solid
  12. Store in a ziploc bag or freezer safe container
  13. store in the fridge or freezer (I prefer the freezer)

Notes

You can easily google "how to dip truffles" to find a visual tutorial if you have never made them before!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

35

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 150Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 53mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 2gSugar: 16gProtein: 1g

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Kitana

Thursday 7th of May 2020

Hi. I’ve never baked a recipe that had flour without putting it in oven. Is it ok to eat coconut flour that has not been baked in the oven?

Joy Shull

Wednesday 20th of May 2020

Yes, coconut flour can be eaten raw!

Nic T

Friday 6th of December 2019

Do you think I can use a cup of fresh pumpkin rather than canned?? I have three pumpkins left I've been trying to find an easy recipe to make with them! These look ravishing

Joy Shull

Thursday 12th of December 2019

Yes, you can use fresh!

Pua P.

Friday 22nd of November 2019

Hi Joy, I'm definitely excited to make these for Thanksgiving next week. I bought all the ingredients but could not find the Sea Salt Flakes anywhere. Please help. I thought for sure I would find it at Whole Foods but I was unsuccessful. Those Salt Flakes look amazing.

Joy Shull

Friday 22nd of November 2019

Try target or walmart! I found mine at target. If you have prime, I have seen them on amazon too!

Wendy

Wednesday 20th of November 2019

These look amazing. I am afraid I will eat them all. If it is kind of healthy it can be breakfast....right;)

Joy Shull

Wednesday 20th of November 2019

That's definitely a hazard of truffle making! ;)

Suzan

Saturday 9th of November 2019

Good chilly morning! I was searching the internet for a hack for Godiva Pumpkin Truffles. This recipe sounds perfect!! Thank you.

XOXO Suzan

Joy Shull

Sunday 10th of November 2019

Enjoy!!