{Should I admit that I really, really wanted to title this post “Every Day I’m Trufflin’”…yeah, probably not…}

While I’m not your typical chocolate-obsessed girl, there is something about Valentine’s day that screams chocolate.

chocolate for valentine's day

Ok, truth? I just wanted something to put sprinkles on.


I think truffles fit the bill nicely, don’t you?

easy truffles recipe

Delicious, sweet, spicy balls of sprinkles.

spicy chocolate truffles

Yes, I said spicy.

Everything sweet needs a little kick, dontcha think? Don’t worry, it’s not an in-your-face kinda thing. It just sneaks up on you at the end as you’re licking your lips clean of that last taste of truffley-goodness.

easy chocolate truffles

I don’t think these really need anymore introduction. Except maybe to tell you that these chocolate truffles are dairy free and vegan {depending on your sprinkles}.

vegan chocolate truffles

Spicy Chocolate Truffles

easy truffles

by with a Side of Sneakers


  • 1 cup chocolate {dairy-free: I love Enjoy Life brand}
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk {full-fat, canned}
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp chili powder
  • pinch of sea salt
  • sprinkles


Combine chocolate chips and coconut oil in heat-proof bowl. Melt in microwave or in double boiler. Stir until smooth.

Whisk in coconut milk and spices. {If lumps form, pop it back in the microwave for a few seconds.}

Refrigerate for ~30 minutes or until mixture starts to solidify {but isn’t hard}.

Use a tablespoon to scoop chocolate into balls. Roll between your palms to form smooth balls, then roll in sprinkles {or other toppings such as crushed nuts or powdered sugar}. Be sure your hands are cold so you don’t melt the chocolate- I squeezed an ice cube every few balls to keep things cold.

Refrigerate if not immediately devoured.

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Note: be sure to stir well. I was a little truffle-happy and jumped the gun. My taste-tester {the husband} didn’t know they had a hidden kick until his last bite- when they really kicked. Winking smile

So go grab some festively themed red, white, and pink sprinkles and get trufflin’.


How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day? Or are you in the “fabricated holiday” camp? Winking smile