Desserts

Chickpea Truffles

Chickpea Truffles are rich, smooth, and incredibly creamy. This indulgent dark chocolate truffle recipe is vegan and gluten-free but you’d never believe it. They simply melt in your mouth and have the most unbelievable fudgy texture. These truffles are also high in protein and low in sugar, and make for a great after-dinner treat!

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a bowl that is filled with chickpea truffles with a bite taken out of one in the center to show the inside texture.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Chickpea Truffles come together in about than 30 minutes.
  • Made with only three, very simple ingredients.
  • Can be made nut-free with the use of granola butter or sunflower seed butter.
  • As written, this recipe is vegan, plant-based, dairy free, grain free and gluten free!
  • A great high protein dessert that is extremely indulgent.
  • These truffles are fudgy, creamy and filled with rich chocolate taste.
  • The only sugar is from the chocolate chips.
  • Can be made sugar free with a sugar free chocolate chip substitute.
  • Secretly healthy for you.
  • Chickpeas are a great source of protein and fiber.
  • You can’t taste the chickpeas- AT ALL.
  • A great dessert to have stored in your fridge or freezer.
  • The reviews don’t lie!
  • Be sure to check out my Pumpkin Pie Truffles for another no-bake dessert recipe.

Ingredients And Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Chickpea Truffles. Scroll down to the recipe card for a full list of ingredients and instructions.

Chickpeas aka, garbanzo beans are the main ingredient in this recipe and cannot be altered. You may be able to use white beans or black beans, however the taste and texture may differ.

I personally love using almond butter or cashew butter for these truffles, but any nut or seed butter will work. Try pecan butter, hazelnut butter or for a nut-free option, granola butter or sunflower seed butter.

The last ingredient is your choice of chocolate chips. I use dairy free dark chocolate chips and for a sugar free option I use Hu Kitchen chocolate chips that are sweetened with dates.

chickpeas, dark chocolate chips and almond butter in individual containers.

How To Make

ONE: Drain and rinse chickpeas before adding to a food processor along with the almond butter and melted dark chocolate.

chickpeas, melted chocolate and almond butter added to a food processor.

TWO: Blend ingredients together until they are smooth and creamy.

the chickpeas, melted chocolate and almond butter blended together inside the food processor.

THREE: Use a cookie scoop to add the batter to a baking sheet that’s lined with parchment paper. Place in the freezer to firm up, about 30 minutes.

the batter added to a prepared baking sheet that's lined with parchment paper.

FOUR: In the meantime, melt the rest of the dark chocolate. Then, remove the truffles from the freezer, roll into balls and then dip and coat in the dark chocolate before returning to the baking sheet.

FIVE: Place back in the freezer to firm up once more and enjoy!

a hand holding one of the truffles with a bite taken out of it.

Tips And Tricks

Make sure your chickpeas are drained and rinsed completely.

A food processor works best for this recipe, however you can also use a high-speed blender.

Use a cookie scoop to make perfectly uniform truffles.

Melt the dark chocolate with a touch of coconut oil.

To melt chocolate in the microwave, add in 1 tbsp of coconut oil and heat in 30 second increments, stirring really well in between each round.

How To Serve And Store

Serve these truffles cold, directly out of the fridge for the best texture.

These Chickpea Truffles can be stored in the fridge and enjoyed within 7-10 days, or placed in the freezer and enjoyed up to 60 days.

truffles on the baking sheet with the one in the center having a bite taken out of it to show the creamy inside texture.

Taste And Texture

Chickpea truffles taste like chocolate mouse with a hard chocolate shell. They are rich, and full of chocolate flavor. No, you cannot taste the chickpeas!

The texture is smooth, creamy and super fudgy!

Truffle topping combinations

There are so many possibilites that you can make with these truffles. Try topping the truffles off with any of these toppings before placing them in the freezer the last time to harden

  • cacao nibs
  • goji berries
  • coconut
  • sprinkles
  • nuts/seeds
  • freeze dried fruits

Frequently Asked Questions

How many truffles does this recipe make?

If using a cookie scoop, I was able to 19 truffles.

Can I make these without dark chocolate?

Sure, however this will alter the taste and texture of the recipe.

Can I make these nut-free?

Absolutely! I’d recommend using granola butter.

a hand holding one of the truffles with a bite taken out of it.

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Chickpea Truffles

Chickpea Truffles are rich, smooth, and incredibly creamy. This indulgent dark chocolate truffle recipe is vegan and gluten-free but you’d never believe it. They simply melt in your mouth and have the most unbelievable fudgy texture. These truffles are also high in protein and low in sugar, and make for a great after-dinner treat!
5 based on 86 reviews
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PREP TIME:
10 minutes
COOK TIME:
30 minutes
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

  • 1 13.5oz can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed.
  • 1/2 cup nut or seed butter (I like almond or cashew butter)
  • 1 cup vegan dark chocolate chips, melted
For coating
  • 1 cup vegan dark chocolate chips, melted
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
Optional toppings
  • Cacao nibs
  • Goji berries
  • sprinkles
  • shredded coconut
  • nuts/seeds
  • freeze dried fruits

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

18 servings

Directions

  1. To start, drain and rinse one can of chickpeas. Then, melt the dark chocolate in the microwave or on the stovetop in a double broiler.
  2. Next, add the chickpeas, nut butter and melted chocolate chips to a food processor, or blender and blend for about 45-60 seconds or until ingredients are well incorporated.
  3. Then, using a cookie scoop. Scoop the batter and place onto a baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper. Place the balls in the freezer for about 15-20 minutes to harden. Remove from the freezer and roll the dough into smooth balls. Place back in the freezer for 10 minutes to harden again.
  4. In the meantime, melt the additional dark chocolate for dipping. Remove the truffles from the freezer and coat them well with the chocolate. Then place them back onto the baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper, and then back into the freezer to harden completely.
  5. Option to top with desired toppings before placing back in the freezer to harden the last time.
  6. That’s it, remove from the freezer and store in the fridge.
  7. Enjoy within 7-10 days if kept in the fridge or 30-60 days if kept in the freezer.

Notes

  • Make sure your chickpeas are drained and rinsed completely.
  • A food processor works best for this recipe, however you can also use a high-speed blender.
  • Use a cookie scoop to make perfectly uniform truffles.
  • Melt the dark chocolate with a touch of coconut oil.
  • To melt chocolate in the microwave, add in 1 tbsp of coconut oil and heat in 30 second increments, stirring really well in between each round.

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Hi Hannah, I would like to know how much sweet are these truffles? cause you don’t use any kind of sweetener, please let me know, cause I love sweets but I want to start with healthier treats. Thanks!

Hi Wally! These are naturally sweetened from the chocolate chips that are used! So I recommend using one that you enjoy on it’s own.

Hello Hannah! How are you? I want to ask you about storing these truffles at room temperature. is it possible to store them at room temperature? and for how long? and what about if I use white chocolate? Thank you.

Hi Chadi! I do not recommend storing at room temperature as the chickpeas should be refrigerated. It’s best to keep these in the fridge for a chewy texture or the freezer! Just let sit on the counter for 10 minutes before enjoying if frozen.

Hello Hannah! How are you? I want to ask you about storing these truffles at room temperature. is it possible to store them at room temperature? and for how long? Thank you.

I made these for Valentine’s Day, I was going to give some to family, but after my husband had one he said no way we are giving these away!!
We love them! Thank you so much for this recipe!!

I have made these so many times, delish! My kids, coworkers, friends all thought they were a great less-sweet alternative!

Hi Gail! I’m so glad you’re enjoying them. There is no nutritional info for any of my recipes. I don’t provide it because my page is all about enjoying foods without worrying about calories. If you need to know though, you can easily plug the ingredients into a calculator on google! xx