Dark Chocolate Truffles

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 25 min
Cook Time: 3 min
Cooling Time: 25 min
Yields: 36 to 48 truffles (3 to 4 dozen)


Indulge in a sweet and sophisticated temptation that melts in your mouth with this recipe for Dark Chocolate Truffles.

Whether covered in toasted nuts, flaked coconut or cocoa, these delectable candies will have loved-ones longing for more.

A romantic treat sure to please, these delightful truffles are perfect for that special someone.


  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Dark Chocolate Morsels
  • Finely chopped toasted nuts, toasted flaked coconut and/or NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa for coating truffles


LINE baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.

HEAT cream to a gentle boil in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Remove from heat. Add chocolate. Stir until mixture is smooth and chocolate is melted. Refrigerate for 15 to 20 minutes or until slightly thickened.

DROP chocolate mixture by rounded measuring teaspoon onto prepared baking sheet. Refrigerate for 20 minutes. Shape or roll into balls; coat with nuts, coconut or cocoa. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

A Little Bite of Heaven!!! :)

by s. sheridan , , on Jun. 2010

These truffles are great! They are a little hard to shape because they warm quickly but i just stick them in the freezer for a few minutes to harden them a little more. Everyone LOVES them! I tried dipping them in melted chocolate and then rolling them in pecans and they were DELICIOUS!

A mocha twist

by T. Terri , Tuolumne, CA on Dec. 2009

Add a teaspoon or two of instant coffee to the cream for a mocha-chocolate truffle. Yummy.

dark chocolate truffles

by L. Lissa , COLORADO SPRINGS, CO on Feb. 2009

These are so easy to make. I roll them in different coatings and serve them up...usually cocoa powder, powdered suger and finely chopped almonds. They make wonderful Valentine's presents, just roll them in red colored suger and put them in a pretty box.

pumpkin pie

by L. Louise , GARNET VALLEY, PA on Jun. 2008

this was sooooo easy and the family loved it!

So Good!

by L. Libby , California on Feb. 2008

For such a simple truffle recipe, these come out very creamy. They are easily flavored with a bit of liqueur without losing their texture. I dip mine in tempered dark chocolate and they are highly requested in the office!

Chocolate Party

by K. Kristen , MOUNT PLEASANT, MI on Feb. 2008

I made these for a chocolate party and all the women attending LOVE them! They not only ate all of them, but also requested the recipe.

Raspberry dark chocolate

by J. Joanna , LA/California on Feb. 2008

They were very easy to make but hard to shape so i used raspberry and cover it with dark chocolate and it worked great and tased very good. P.S next time im going to put the blueberries inside the raspberry and then cover it with chocolate.

An old pro

by S. Sally , Cincinnati OH on Dec. 2007

I have been making truffles for years, and this is a good basic recipe, you can change it up by adding extracts, lemon, peppermint, orange, almond, then differing the outside, also you can melt choclate and dip the made truffle in the melted chocolate, (a toothpick works best) let it set for a few seconds then dip in whatever outter layer you want (grated white chocolate, grated milk chocolate, dark chocolate, nuts, coconut) the combinations are endless! it says in this recipe to only refridgerate for about 30 minutes but this is not great for working with so I would leave it in there for longer (more like 1-2 hours) other than that ENJOY!! :)

Melt In Your Mouth Delicious

by D. Debbie , Brooklyn, NY on Nov. 2007

These truffles were so delicious. Instead of using the suggested coating, I melted semi-sweet chocolate chips, froze the truffles balls and then dipped them in the melted chocolate. My family could not get enough of them. The only problem I had was I could not make them fast enough!

Dark chocolate truffles

by E. Eliz , Charleston, SC on Jul. 2007

Very yummy and indulgent! I am always looking for gluten free treats, and these are very nice to have on hand when I need a chocolate fix! So easy, I like them best with powdered sugar or toasted almonds! My family, who can eat anything, loves them, too, so I make plenty so there is enough to share.