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Chocolate Truffles Piled Onto a Light Pink Dessert Plate

Chocolate Truffles

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  • Author: Julianne Dell
  • Prep Time: 3 hours
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours 2 minutes
  • Yield: 24
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: American


This decadent homemade Chocolate Truffle Recipe is an easy no-bake dessert option that comes together with just 5 ingredients. These rich and fudgy truffles can be covered in your favorite toppings and a smooth chocolate coating to finish them off!


  • 12 ounces (339g) milk or dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup (157ml) heavy whipping cream
  • ½ teaspoon instant espresso powder or ground coffee (optional)
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Toppings (sprinkles, cocoa powder, chopped nuts, etc.)

For Chocolate Covered Truffles

  • 10 ounces chocolate wafers (such as Ghirardelli)


  1. Place the chocolate, salt and espresso powder in a heat-proof bowl. Set aside.
  2. Heat the cream in the microwave at 50% power for 60-90 seconds until hot, but not boiling. Pour over the chocolate and allow to sit for at least 5 minutes, untouched.
  3. Stir the chocolate and cream until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth. Then, stir in the vanilla extract. Allow the mixture to cool for 15 minutes, then refrigerate for 1-2 hours (or overnight) until the chocolate is firm.
  4. Remove the chocolate from the fridge and let it sit for 20-30 minutes at room temperature, until you can easily scoop the chocolate without it breaking apart. Use a small cookie scoop or spoon to make balls of chocolate. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  5. Roll the balls of chocolate between your hands until a round, smooth ball is formed. Then roll in toppings, if desired.
  6. To Add a Chocolate Coating: In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate wafers at 50% power in 30 second intervals; stir after each interval and continue until the chocolate is melted. Reduce microwave time as needed so the chocolate does not burn. Use a fork to dip the truffle in the chocolate, covering it completely. Tap the fork on the side of the bowl to remove excess chocolate. Allow the chocolate to set.
  7. To Add a Chocolate Drizzle: Wait until the chocolate has fully set, then apply the drizzle. Fill a small piping bag or Ziploc bag with 2-3 tablespoons of melted chocolate and cut off the tip/corner of the bag. Drizzle and allow to set.


  • To Add Liquor: Truffles infused with alcohol are so amazing! Wait until the melted chocolate has cooled to the touch, then stir in 1 tablespoon of liquor. Flavors like rum, bourbon, Irish cream or Kahlua are great options if you’re not sure where to start.
  • How to store: I recommend storing your truffles on the counter first, since they’re best served at room temperature. Keep them in an airtight container for up to 4 days. If you still have some after 4 days, you can transfer them to the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Let refrigerated truffles come to room temperature before enjoying.
  • To freeze: They’ll last for up 3 months if stored in an airtight, freezer-safe container. Thaw frozen truffles overnight in the fridge and bring them to room temperature before serving.


  • Serving Size: 1 Truffle
  • Calories: 94
  • Sugar: 5.3g
  • Sodium: 2.3mg
  • Fat: 6.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.6g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 4.6mg