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Chocolate Truffles

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Rich, smooth, creamy and indulgent dark chocolate truffles… they MELT in your mouth!

Easy Chocolate Truffles Recipe

Easy Chocolate Truffle Recipe

These homemade chocolate truffles are the ultimate easy party dessert.

And the best part is that they’re shockingly simple to make with just two or three ingredients – and endless flavor possibilities!

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The Best Vegan Chocolate Truffles

Healthy Chocolate Truffles:

To make the truffles healthier, extra dark chocolate or Sugar Free Chocolate Chips can be used.

This recipe uses all natural ingredients – no powdered sugar, butter, coconut oil, or sweetened condensed milk.

Vegan Chocolate Truffles:

Use coconut cream, cashew cream, or full fat canned coconut milk for coconut milk chocolate truffles. Or use a vegan brand of heavy cream instead of dairy whipping cream.

The no cook chocolate truffles can also be used as decoration on top of a Keto Cake or Vegan Chocolate Cake.

What Are Chocolate Truffles?

They are little balls of pure chocolate bliss.

All you have to do is make up a simple 2-ingredient chocolate ganache (melted chocolate + cream or coconut milk), cool the chocolate filling until firm, and roll in cocoa powder or anything else your heart desires.

Truffles are so named due of their physical resemblance to edible fungi of the genus Tuber, popular in fancy cuisine. Thankfully, the classic chocolate version is much less expensive!

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Truffle Flavors

Mint – Stir in 1/4 tsp pure peppermint extract.

Coffee – Stir in 1 tsp instant coffee, regular or decaf.

Raspberry – Instead of rolling balls, place a raspberry on a fork or spoon and cover in the ganache, then refrigerate or freeze until firm.

Peanut Butter – Stir 2 tbsp softened peanut butter with the cream and melted chocolate.

Oreo – Instead of cocoa powder, roll truffles in crushed Oreo cookies.

Coconut – Roll the finished truffles in shredded coconut. Or make these Coconut Balls.

Can’t decide which version to choose? Turn your kitchen into a Godiva, Lindt, or Russels Stover chocolate factory and make an assorted box of all the different flavors. Leftovers can be wrapped up and given as gifts for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or thank you presents; or they can also be frozen for a rainy day.

Homemade Chocolate Truffle Recipe

How To Make Chocolate Truffles

Start by finely chopping your chocolate so it melts more quickly.

Heat the whipped cream or coconut milk–either on the stove or in the microwave–just until it starts to boil, then pour over the chocolate.

If desired, stir in a pinch of salt and vanilla extract. Stir until shiny and completely smooth.

Refrigerate until firm enough to scoop; it usually takes somewhere between 30 minutes and an hour.

Then roll out balls, either using your hands (with gloves if you wish) or a mini cookie scoop.

Roll in cocoa powder or any of the flavor options listed below, then set on a parchment-lined plate and refrigerate or freeze until ready to serve.

Leftovers (leftovers?!) can be stored in the fridge or freezer for 1-2 months.

How To Make The Best Chocolate Truffles
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Chocolate Truffles

Soft and irresistible chocolate truffles that melt in your mouth.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 15 -20 truffles
5 from 34 votes


  • 8 oz semi-sweet or dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or coconut milk
  • optional 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • optional pinch salt


  • *For different flavor ideas—including coffee, raspberry, coconut, and peppermint truffles—be sure to scroll up earlier in this post!
    Chop chocolate finely, so it will melt more quickly and evenly. If using coconut milk, be sure it’s the full-fat canned type. Heat the milk or cream just until it barely begins to boil. Pour over the chocolate, add the salt and vanilla if using, and stir until smooth. Refrigerate at least 2 hours, or until firm enough to scoop out and roll balls with your hands or a mini cookie scoop. If desired, roll truffles in cocoa powder, sprinkles, crushed walnuts or almonds, coconut, powdered sugar, or melted chocolate. Set on a parchment-lined plate, and refrigerate or freeze until ready to serve. Leftover truffles can be refrigerated for 1-2 months.
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For keto truffles, try these Chocolate Brownie Bombs.

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  1. Beth says

    Hi there. Above in the recipe notes Katie says, “If using coconut milk, be sure it’s the full-fat canned type.” I’m embarrassed to disclose that I’ve never used coconut milk before but I’ve heard that when full-fat canned coconut milk is opened up that there will be a thick layer of cream on top. Do I stir the cream into the milk and then measure out 1/2 cup? Thank you!

    • Jason Sanford says

      Hi, it’s absolutely a valid question! The answer is that for these, it works no matter how you want to do it. You can either just use the cream on top and discard the bottom part OR stir all the contents of the can together or shake before opening the can.

  2. Kat says

    I think I actually have all the ingredients for these, yay! I’ll probably just pour it into a jar and eat it by the (occasional) spoonful. 😉 lol

  3. leanne Jennifer sanchez says

    Chocolate Covered Katie is my go to for all things (dark) choccy, simple and healthy!
    I read all of your emails and the recipes are amazing (I’ve even done the avocado choc icing BY HAND….with a fork! lol )

  4. Melissa says

    Hi I am in the middle of trying to make the chocolate truffles but I [email protected] get the chocolate to melt to be “silky or smooth”. I have celiac so I have to use pure cacao chunks and powder. I used a blending of the two. Any suggestions for getting it to melt enough to work with and how to sweeten it since my cacao is unsweetened. Thanks for your help, I´m working on Easter basket treats since all the stores are closed here.

    • Suyeta Rose says

      I also have celiac but most cocoa powder is safe. So I generally follow Katie’s recipe for Homemade Chocolate Chips and keep those handy for recipes like this. They melt much easier 🙂
      My son just tried to make this recipe for me and used baker’s chocolate.. it’s so bitter! He didn’t use any sweetener at all! So I’m going to have to try to get it to melt back down to add some liquid stevia :/

  5. Jasper Halsey says

    I like to eat Chocolate Truffles. Your post and recipe both are good!
    I love to eat chocolates, specially Cacao and Cardamom Chocolate Truffles which my brother sent from Houston USA. But this time I will try your recipe to make Chocolate Truffles for my family and make them surprised. Thank you for sharing this post with us.

  6. Nan says

    These chocolate truffles are so good! I love how easy the recipe is. We made coffee truffles and coated some with cinnamon. Delicious!

  7. Diana says

    Best chocolate truffle recipe! I am not a chef and hate cooking so this is a great recipe for someone like me because there’s no double broilers, tempering chocolate (what even is that?), expensive candy molds or specialty items to make these. Just good old grocery store ingredients. We will for sure be making these again!

  8. Kathy says

    Oh man these chocolate truffles are good. Easy to make? Check! Delicious? Check! Dairy free and customizable? Check check check!

  9. Alexander Gu says

    5 stars
    Chocolate 🍫 truffle balls are so delicious 😋… I am going to make it soon but I made it out of OREOS.

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