Chocolate truffles on a plate, covered in cocoa powder and crushed nuts

Chocolate truffles

  • Easy

These tempting chocolate truffles look impressive but are deceptively easy to make. Try adding Baileys, dark rum or orange essence to make them even more special. They make for a great homemade gift


Try these homemade chocolate truffles, then check out our Baileys trufflesNutella truffles, peanut butter pretzel truffles and more chocolate truffle recipes.



  • dark chocolate 200g good-quality, 70% cocoa solids
  • double cream 200ml pot
  • unsalted butter 25g
  • dark rum or Malibu or Baileys or orange essence or sea salt


  • dark cocoa powder
  • dessicated coconut
  • chopped hazelnuts
  • chopped pistachio nuts


  • Step 1

    Chop the chocolate into small pieces and put it in a large bowl.

  • Step 2

    Put the cream and butter into a saucepan, and heat gently until the butter melts and the cream reaches simmering point. Pour it over the chocolate.

  • Step 3

    Stir the chocolate into the cream until you have a smooth mixture.

  • Step 4

    Add any of the flavourings to the truffle mix (or you can just leave them plain). If using alcohol, 1-2 teaspoons should be enough for a subtle hint, but don’t overdo it or the truffles will be too soft. If you are trying orange essence or sea salt, just add a couple of drops or a pinch of salt, then taste the mixture before adding more. Cool and chill the mixture for at least 4 hours or overnight, if you like.

  • Step 5

    Dip a melon baller (or teaspoon) in hot water and scoop out a small ball of the truffle mix.

  • Step 6

    Put the ball on a tray lined with baking paper and repeat, dipping the baller into the water each time to keep it warm so the truffle slides off easily.

  • Step 7

    Put your chocolate truffle coating ingredients in different bowls.

  • Step 8

    Drop the truffles into the bowls one by one and roll until they are completely coated.

  • Step 9

    Put the chocolate truffles on a clean sheet of baking paper in an airtight container and keep them chilled until you want to eat them. They will last 3-4 days in the fridge.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 77
  • Fat 7g
  • Saturates 4.2g
  • Carbs 2.3g
  • Fibre 0.8g
  • Protein 0.7g