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Easy Homemade Chocolate Truffles (Nut-Free)

Easy Homemade Chocolate Truffles (Nut-Free)

Vegan Cocoa Cinnamon Truffles

Easy homemade chocolate truffles are nut-free, vegan and made with oat milk! They make a nice addition to any holiday table.

Homemade Truffles and your food allergy holiday tradition

Having food as the focus during the holiday season can bring along additional stress for those managing allergies.

In Zestfull style, we want to see these situations in a new light and find a way to celebrate life with food allergies, food and all. We want to know your food allergy holiday tradition and if you don’t have one yet, we want to help you start by sharing our recipe for homemade truffles.

Start a Food Allergy Holiday Tradition with these easy homemade chocolate truffles

You can take ownership of the food you see on the table this holiday season by finishing this sentence: my holiday table isn’t complete without…

Whatever you decide to complete the sentence with is our challenge to you. Make that dish or make our diy chocolate truffles and bring it wherever you go. That is your new Food Allergy Holiday Tradition.

With this dish, you can show how you manage food allergies, how it is safe for you and spread some holiday cheer. 

A Sweet Food Allergy Holiday Tradition with DIY Chocolate Truffles

At Zestfull, a holiday table isn’t complete without a sweet treat to finish off the night. One of Kortney’s favorite traditions is to have her family make dessert together. 

For a fun tradition, Kortney suggests making these diy chocolate truffles. After dinner, pull out a big bowl of truffle ‘dough’ and get everyone involved by rolling out at least one truffle. 

In addition, if you have leftover cocoa why not make these other dairy-free recipes: Vegan Ginger Cocoa Cookies or Vegan Chocolate Oatmeal

Include different options to roll the truffles, such as allergy-friendly sprinkles, coconut, crushed candy canes, or like in our recipe below, add cocoa powder. Get your hands chocolatey and have some fun!

Vegan Cocoa Truffles (Nut-free)

We share our favorite top 9 free and best homemade truffles recipe at the bottom of this article. It also works great if you omit the cinnamon or add in a ¼ teaspoon of peppermint oil. 

From our Zestfull Table to Yours

Our friends share what completes their holiday table.

Mulled Cider

My holiday table isn’t complete without mulled cider! My mom made it for our family growing up, and now when I make it with my husband, it’s like a hug in a mug.

– Jenna Urben

My holiday table isn’t complete without a vegan green bean casserole, we make a delicious healthier side of the traditional version.  

– Adrienne Urban
Vegan Green Bean Casserole

My holiday table isn’t complete without nut-free Chinese style sticky rice. My grandmother and aunts would make it for every holiday gathering.

– Sharon Wong

Gluten-free Pull apart Rolls

My holiday table isn’t complete without gluten-free pull-apart rolls. They are soft, fluffy, and make the perfect side for any dish! Holidays aren’t the same without them, especially now that they are so simple to make from our sandwich bread mix.

See Also

– Laura Cooper

My holiday table isn’t complete without gluten-free orange blossom coconut macaroons. Growing up holiday desserts always included coconut so these little bites remind me of many special treats I used to enjoy as a child. The drizzle of chocolate makes them fancy!

– Shahla Rashid
Gluten-Free Orange Blossom Coconut Macaroons

Now it’s your turn! Tell us what your holiday table isn’t complete without?

Vegan Cocoa Truffles (nut-free)
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Vegan Cocoa Cinnamon truffles

Easy Homemade Chocolate Truffles (Nut-free)

  • Author: Kortney
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 small truffles 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Easty Homemade Chocolate Truffles are the perfect sweet treat! Top 9 allergy-free and made with oat milk. 




  1. Simmer oat milk with cinnamon sticks for 5 minutes, until the milk takes on a cinnamon flavour. 
  2. Remove cinnamon stick 
  3. Place chocolate chips in a bowl.
  4. Add ¼ cup of the oat milk to the chocolate chips, stir until chocolate is fully melted and smooth. (Some milk may remain from the ⅔ cup that was simmered, it makes for a nice little treat!). If chocolate is not fully melted, use microwave to warm in small increments to melt and stir until smooth. 
  5. Let chocolate & oat milk mixture cool. Cover and refrigerate the chocolate for a minimum of two hours, it should be hard to the touch but soft enough to scoop.
  6. Mix the cocoa and ground cinnamon in a bowl. Set aside. 
  7. To form into truffles, remove chocolate from the fridge. Using a spoon, about a tablespoon, scoop chocolate and place it in between your palms to roll and form into a ball. Work fast and with cold hands. Dip the ball in the cocoa-cinnamon mixture to coat. Repeat. 


Truffles are best stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to six days.

This recipe uses store-bought oat milk. Homemade oat milk may be thicker, which can result in different measurements and consistency.

If your truffle dough sits in the fridge for more than two hours and becomes hard to scoop, soften in microwave on low until it becomes scoop-able. 

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Category: dessert


  • Serving Size: 12

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