Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Truffles

15 November 10, 2015 - At Home, Essential Oil Recipes, Recipes, Vitality™ essential oils, Young Living Lifestyle

Are you ready for a treat that’s rich, chocolaty, and has a seasonal twist?
We’ve partnered with Sylvie Shirazi of the Gourmande in the Kitchen blog for a decadent treat that’s flavored with pure Young Living essential oils!

This recipe is simply perfect to impress your guests during the holidays. Enjoy!

Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Truffles

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Yield: Makes a dozen truffles

Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Truffles



  1. Place the chopped chocolate in a heat-proof bowl and set aside.
  2. Combine the coconut oil, Yacon Syrup, coconut milk, and salt in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer (do not boil).
  3. Pour mixture over reserved chopped chocolate. Let stand for 1–2 minutes, and then stir gently until completely melted and smooth.
  4. Stir in the vitality oils.
  5. Refrigerate until mixture is just set, about 2 hours.
  6. With a small scoop or spoon, make 12 balls, rolling each between the palms of your hands to smooth.
  7. Place about 1/4 cup of cocoa powder in the bottom of a shallow plate or dish. Roll each truffle in the cocoa until coated.
  8. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes to firm and serve.
  9. Truffles can be refrigerated in an airtight container up to 2 weeks; let stand at room temperature 10 minutes before serving.

What other treats will you serve alongside these dark chocolate gingerbread truffles? Let us know your favorite pairings in the comments!

  • jacqueline

    These are great with tangerine EO – and also with peppermint EO for a change of seasons!

  • Kathy Buccellato

    loved these!

  • Can’t wait to try them and share this recipe. Thanks!

  • These look incredible I’ve printed and if they taste as well as they look its going into my Christmas recipe book {smiles} I will pop back in after the holidays to let you know how it went thanks Amy.

    Jaime Peca

  • Sarah Coleman

    I am going to have to try these during the holidays!

  • Cora

    Jean mentioned lemon cream cheese cookies! Um, yum! Would she share her recipe please? Thank you, Cora

  • Jean

    Making these, Lemon Cream Cheese cookies, and Peppermint brownies for a team event.

    • Beth

      Would you be willing to share your lemon cream cheese cookie recipe 🙂

    • Kathy

      Jean, Can you please pass along your recipe for the lemon cookies? Thanks!

    • Cathy (Cat) Byrd

      Would you please share your recipes????

  • Connie Fisher

    If I don’t have Yacon Syrup, what could I substitute?

    • Young Living

      Hi Connie! You could try using Agave in place of the Yacon Syrup since both are glucose-free sugar substitutes. You can also purchase Young Living Yacon Syrup via https://www.youngliving.com/en_US/products/home/healthy-cooking/yacon-syrup in the future. We hope you enjoy the recipe. Thanks for stopping by!

    • Stephanie

      I tried this recipe with 1 TBSP of Agave instead of Yacon and it turned out well. They do get soft easily in warm climates though. I don’t know if the Yacon would make any difference to this since they are both “syrupy” items.

      • Young Living

        Hi Stephanie, Thanks for sharing your substitution idea here! We have only tried making the Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Truffles with Yacon Syrup, but we imagine the Agave would have the same consistency as the Yacon Syrup when substituted. We appreciate you stopping by and hope you enjoyed the truffles!

    • Or even better – use coconut nectar.

  • Adelaida Rivera

    I would serve chocolate dipped strawberries and a nice tea with Clove, Cinnamon Bark, and either Orange or Tangerine essential oils on my birthday!

    • Young Living

      That sounds wonderful, Adelaida. We hope you have a happy birthday!

  • Cathy

    What can I substitute for Yacon syrup? Would love to make these for a meeting Saturday morning.

  • Jill

    Is the recipe calling for canned coconut milk or non-dairy drinking coconut milk?

    • Young Living

      Hi Jill! We have personally used non-dairy drinking coconut milk, however we imagine canned coconut milk would work as a substitute. Let us know how your truffles turn out. Thanks for stopping by!

      • I would imagine that canned coconut milk would make these even better! And, if you happen to have a vitamix, I’d throw all the ingredients in and make it like a soup. saves dishes. Also, I bet this would be fabulous with Orange essential oil too!

    • Candee

      Can I use pure maple syrup in place of the Yacon syrup?

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