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Dark Chocolate Truffles

Dark Chocolate Truffles
36 to 48 truffles (3 to 4 dozen)
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Low CalorieLow SodiumVegetarian
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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.

In this recipe:

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  • 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.


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    A Little Bite of Heaven!!! :)

    sheridan frank from ,

    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!

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    A mocha twist

    Terri Neher from Tuolumne, CA

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

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    dark chocolate truffles

    Lissa Trovas from COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

    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.

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    pumpkin pie

    Louise Small from GARNET VALLEY, PA

    this was sooooo easy and the family loved it!

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    So Good!

    Libby Wood from California

    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!

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    Chocolate Party

    Kristen Gabby from MOUNT PLEASANT, MI

    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.

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    Raspberry dark chocolate

    Joanna Han from LA/California

    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.

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    An old pro

    Sally Hiatt from Cincinnati OH

    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!! :)

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    Melt In Your Mouth Delicious

    Debbie Krieger from Brooklyn, NY

    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!

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    Dark chocolate truffles

    Eliz Nowak from Charleston, SC

    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.

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    Kids Recipes

    lucille varela from pembroke pines, FL

    I use these recipes for my kids and they love the food I cook.

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    Dark Chocolate Truffels

    sharon ann means from BOONVILLE, MO

    This was decadent. We also tried other flavored morsels and different coatings to roll them in. MY favorite is coconut.

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    A Zuniga from

    My husband thought that they were fantastic and his troop liked them too!! Easy to whip up perfect for dinner party.

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    Sure Winner!

    Mary Jo Linton from KANSAS CITY, MO

    I made this for the holidays and I was requested to make more for a baby shower just this last week. It's simple to make and can be made with many different combinations for the outside. You won't be disappointed with the results! These just melt in your mouth!

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    Absolutely sinful!

    Shiela Ginn from Roscoe, IL

    I added 2 TBSP sour cream, 1 tsp light corn syrup, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract and some toffee bits. And I spooned it directly into mini baking cups because it was difficult to roll into balls. They went over so well that I made 3 double batches within a week! Incredibly easy!

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    Kim Danehower from FORREST CITY, AR

    These were so easy and a big hit at my office! I stuck them in the freezer while shaping and it helped. Will make these again!

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    Marcia Walker from Foxboro, MA

    I tried these with white chocolate chips and I ended up with a gooey, sticky mess that wouldn't get firm enough to roll. Not sure what I did wrong. P.S. The taste was delicious, but you have to eat it with a spoon!

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    Dark Chocolate Truffles

    Thompson LJ from

    Excellent and very easy.

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    fast but impressive

    Wendi Jones from COTTONWOOD FALLS, KS

    We pulled this recipe off the internet this morning and made them this afternoon. They are very easy, yet look impressive. They taste awesome. We are thinking about using a flavoring in the milk and maybe trying evaporated milk instead of heavy cream.

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    Tammi Hollis from FRANKLIN, TN

    I gave these truffles to my best friends for Valentines Day. They were absolutely blown away and couldn't believe I had made them. So easy! So delicious!

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    Stacy Lucas from HUNTINGTON, WV

    These were very easy to make and made me feel fancy. I rolled them in pistachios, walnuts, cocoa, powdered sugar, and rainbow sprinkles as part of my manfriend's Valentine's Day present. They were good, but very, very rich!

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    Absolutely Wonderful

    Lisa Hamp from ANDREAS, PA

    So easy to make and taste Great too! Hubby isn't a fan of dark chocolate and he even enjoyed them. Thinking of trying this recipe with a regular semi-sweet chocolate or milk chocolate as well for hubby (maybe even with some peanut butter morsels).

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    Valentine's Treat

    Ann Green from Swanzey, NH

    Very easy to make. I took them to work for a valentine' treat for co-workers. They were a big hit. Will make them again!

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    Dark Chocolate Truffles

    Shirleen Chang from HONOLULU, HI

    So delicious! A perfect dessert for a party or get together.

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    Dark Chocolate Truffles

    Donna Munro from OSBURN, ID

    Quick and easy, sweet treat to satisfy all the "Chocolate Lovers" in our family. I told them they were homemade . . . but they insisted that I bought some exotic Truffles from Europe. When reality sets in, I have the recipes printed out for them.

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    sweetly simple

    Kimberly Apicella from MO

    Wow! This recipe is so simple and yes, each bite melts sweetly in your mouth! Anyone who appreciates chocolate mixed with love will adore this recipe.

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    Awesome recipe, give it a try

    Sharon Robinson from FORT MYERS, FL

    As a pastry chef I try to find recipes that are easy enough for me to pass on to my friends. This recipe is the best, the chocolate comes out beautiful and literally mistake free. Try infusing the heavy cream with tea leaves. It is fantastic.

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    many ways to top them


    We made these for a carry in at work, if your hands are too warm and make them melt when rolling try wearing (unpowdered) latex gloves to insulate the truffle from the heat. We had fun pulling things out to coat them with, they were very easy and very fast. A great little dessert for a big meal, when you have little room but still want to have a sweet treat. I made a double batch, used a small cookie batter scoop to get the balls started and they turned out just fine.

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    Debi Selfon, E.R., Tn.

    Debi Selfon from EAST RIDGE, TN

    This is great, I needed something to make for my husband, and now I have the prefect thing to make. They will be a great gift to give. Easy too!!!

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    Barbara DeMont from EDEN, NY

    I use this recipe all the time. I flavor the chocolate with coffee, coconut, almond and raspberry. Then I dip then in coating chocolate. Better than any high end candy store!!

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    dark chocolate truffles

    elaine hilton from little falls, NJ

    So easy to make and eat! I always thought truffles were difficult to make, but now I can make them with ease. They are great for gifts, or just to sit and enjoy!

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    Almost as good as


    I have another recipe that uses cream cheese that I do prefer but these were still much better that the store bought ones. I had some of the Chocolatier Chips and a few minutes, they were easy to "whip up" where as my other recipe is much more time consuming. Will use it again when I'm in a hurry.

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    Chocolate truffles

    Elsa Mayton from CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL

    So easy to make, so easy to take, even easier to pop one into the mouth and still be able to smile...

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    Decadent dark chocolate

    Pamela Courtney from Overland Park, KS

    This recipe was very simple. I made it exactly as written but cut it in half and put 1/2 cup peanut butter in other half. My family loved it.

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    Nicole Ralph from Medina, NY

    I made these at christmas time and added a little bit of peppermint extract, everyone loved them. I just made them again this weekend for the superbowl and rolled them in different colored sugars and nuts and they were a bit hit.

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    kris klinck from GARDEN CITY, MI

    Not only do they taste wonderful, they are simple to make. My favorite ones are rolled in nuts.

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    Dark Chocolate Truffles

    Sandra Barron from

    This looks wonderful. Will make it tomorrow after I buy the cream I have all the other ingriendents. Always looking for good recipes that do not use mixes.

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    hard to roll

    Tina Williams from WINCHESTER, CA

    I made these at a friend's house and they turned out good - but I did have to keep dipping my hands in ice water because it was too soft to roll and kept sticking to my hands.

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    melt in your mouth good!!!

    Sheila Nathman from Dallas, OR

    I love this recipe!! I have used it countless times and always get asked how to make them. Everyone loves how smooth and creamy they are and how they melt in your mouth.

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    Very Easy

    Melanie DiGiacomo from Janesville, WI

    This is a great and easy recipe to do with kids. My daughters loved helping me make the truffles and had lots of fun too!!!

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    so easy,so yummy

    angela rigden from VICTORIA, BC

    I made these for a party and they were a huge hit! I have never made truffles before and they were so easy to make. This recipe is a keeper.

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    Dark chocolate truffles

    Donna Smith from Dover, OH

    Anything chocolate, I love. The darker the chocolate, the better I like it. When I made these, they were outstanding, and very easy to make! This is a recipe that I will share with friends.

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    Terrific Truffles

    J. E. Cash from ARLINGTON, MA

    I've made truffles before, but this is probably the best recipe yet. My problem is that I make them to give as gifts, but it's very difficult not to eat them and keep them for myself.

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    Ben Thompson from

    They are very yummy! I would recomened to anyone!

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    Dark Chocolate Truffles


    These are simply heavenly. Best truffles I have had in some time.

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    Karin Fields from PAYETTE, ID

    Sooo easy to make, and yet tastes sooo good!

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    Dark Chocolate Truffles

    B. Makar from NORRISTOWN, PA

    To make this wonderful, rich treat easier, fill foil candy cups with the mixture and chill until serving time. Just as wonderful without chocolate messy hands.

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    Ohhhh So Good

    Scarlett Carpenter from Tullahoma, TN

    Truly melt in your mouth delicious!!

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    I Love Chocolate

    April Morales from Boston, MA

    I just started a new job at the beginning of December. I was notified that there would be a cookie swap on December 21st. My oven is not working properly and I really didn't have the time to bake. I found this recipe for Dark Chocolate Truffles. They were so easy to make and they were a big hit!

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    Dark Chocolate Truffles

    Billie Hulbert from JOHNSTOWN, NY

    This is a great recipe, my grandchildren made these for their teachers for Christmas. So easy for them to make and they rolled them in Christmas sprinkles to add seasonal color.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/36 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 36 

  • Calories: 90
  • Calories from Fat: 70
  • Total Fat: 8g (12% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 3g (15% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 5mg (2% of DV)
  • Sodium: 0mg (0% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 5g (2% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: .5g (4% of DV)
  • Sugars: 4g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 2% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 0% of DV
  • Iron: 0% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Dark Chocolate Truffles


  • 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.

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