They look gourmet, but these four-ingredient chocolate truffles are so simple to make — and to really make your own. The fun is in the toppings, because what kid doesn’t love to dip yummy stuff into other yummy stuff? I chose my favorite flavor combinations for this recipe: banana, hazelnut, cacao, coconut, raspberry, powdered sugar, and sprinkles. But you don’t have to stop there; explore beyond the recipe and create your own favorites!

These fun treats usually tally to around 5 carb grams each. And because they’re so rich and decadent, one is often plenty satisfying.

Nutritional Information

Serves: 50

Serving Size: 1 truffle, not including optional toppings

  • Calories: 70
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Total Fat: 5g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 5g


  • 2 11.5-ounce bags of high-quality, gluten-free dark chocolate chips
  • 1 5.46-ounce can of coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional toppings: pulverized banana chips, crushed freeze-dried raspberries, shredded coconut, cacao powder, powdered sugar, crushed toasted hazelnuts, or sprinkles

How To Make It

  1. Place all ingredients (except optional toppings) into a double boiler over medium heat. (If you don’t have a double boiler, set a metal bowl over a small pan containing an inch of simmering water.)
  2. Stir until the chocolate mixture is glossy and smooth.
  3. Pour mixture into a bowl that has a piece of parchment paper on the bottom and sides.
  4. Place in the refrigerator for about two hours.
  5. The mixture should be hard enough to scoop and roll the truffles without being sticky. If it’s too soft, put it back in the fridge; if it’s too hard, leave it on the counter for a bit to soften.
  6. Use a melon-baller to shape into small, approximately tablespoon-sized balls and roll in your choice of toppings.
  7. You can store truffles in mason jars in the fridge. Bring them to room temperature before serving if you prefer them softer. Enjoy!

Disclaimer: The experiences and suggestions recounted in these articles are not intended as medical advice, and they are not necessarily the "typical" experiences of families with a child who has type 1 diabetes. These situations are unique to the families depicted. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring.