Chocolate Truffles

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Would you love to learn how to make Chocolate Truffles? You can with this really easy recipe. I have made these for years. The chocolate truffles just melt in your mouth and you will catch yourself reaching for a second and third truffle. This is a family tradition of making and giving these to the special people we love!

When my daughters were young we made these every Christmas! I can still remember all the little fingers making chocolate marble size balls and rolling them in “Chocolate Sprinkles-better known as Chocolate Shot” in the cooking and baking world.

It’s so nice to have something ready ahead of time when you are invited to go to a Holiday party or dinner…you just reach in your refrigerator and take one of these “Hostess Gifts” with you. It’s a really fun family activity to make chocolate truffles. One thing I love about this recipe is the fact I can change the flavorings.

I must say 99% of the time I make the dark chocolate chips with vanilla extract/flavoring. I have made them with orange extract and peppermint extract too. You get to decide if you want light, dark or white chocolate chips. The Chocolate Shot comes in so many colors, the theme can be anything you desire. Have fun while you make these!

Chocolate Truffles

5 from 1 vote
chocolate truffles
Chocolate Truffles
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 50 Truffles
  • 12- ounce package real milk or dark chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup butter (no substitute cut into pieces)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla (or any flavor of choice)
  • Chocolate Shot or “Sprinkles”
  1. In Double Boiler, melt chocolate chips with milk. Beat with mixer one yolk at a time into the melted chocolate. Remove the pan from heat and start adding the butter pieces a few pieces at a time using the mixer. Beat 2-3 minutes, then mix in the vanilla. Chill the chocolate in the refrigerator. When the chocolate is workable, roll into balls the size of marbles and roll in the chocolate shot or ground nuts. Serve well chilled in tiny paper/foil cups. Keep the Truffles refrigerated. Makes approximately 50 Chocolate Truffles.

Chocolate cake by Linda

Double boiler pan


8 thoughts on “Chocolate Truffles

  • December 6, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Wow, I always had this notion that truffles were extremely difficult to make, but these don’t look hard at all! Pinning to make as soon as I’m caught up on writing posts!

    • December 6, 2013 at 8:06 pm

      Jamie, this is a really easy recipe. You would love the taste as well! Creamy! Hugs! Linda

    • December 6, 2013 at 8:05 pm

      Christine, you would love these because they are so easy to make! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs! Linda

    • December 6, 2013 at 8:07 pm

      Shannah, thanks for pinning! You will love making these! Hugs! Linda

  • July 19, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    5 stars
    My family loved these! Very easy to make and the perfect treat on a warm summer day. I used a little less butter than the recipe said (I used 1 stick) and they were still great!

    • July 19, 2020 at 7:38 pm

      Hi Grace, oh I may try using less butter!! Thank you for the tip! Linda


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