These easy dark chocolate truffles have a rich chocolate flavor and divine texture. With simple ingredients and no-bake preparation, you will have the most delicious chocolate truffles recipe!
These no-bake chocolate truffles are a staple recipe in my family. They are perfect for Valentine's or any other occasion when you need a delicious homemade dessert.
What You'll Need to Make Easy Dark Chocolate Truffles
- Biscuits: I used my favorite biscuits ever – Plazma biscuits (lane biscuits). They have the perfect amount of sweetness, which is not too overpowering.
- Dark chocolate: I used Lindt dark chocolate with 70% cocoa. This is my favorite chocolate and has the perfect chocolate aroma. Feel free to substitute with a chocolate of your preference, but please note the taste might differ.
- Butter: I used unsalted butter for this recipe.
- Milk: I used whole milk for this recipe. Feel free to substitute with a milk of your preference, but as always, the truffle flavor might differ.
- Walnuts: Walnuts are so versatile and easy to use for any dessert. I used a mix of chopped and shredded walnuts.
- Granulated sugar: I used regular granulated sugar for this recipe. Since the chocolate has a very dark and deep cocoa flavor, it's not sweet, and the biscuits themselves are not that sweet as well. We are adding sugar for additional sweetness.
- Toppings of your choice: I used shredded walnuts, cocoa powder, unsweetened coconut flakes, and chocolate jimmies, but feel free to substitute them with any toppings you prefer.
Why this Chocolate Truffle Recipe Works
- Delicious taste
- Easy to make
- Simple ingredients
- No chill time
How to Make Chocolate Truffles
- Melt the butter, milk, and chocolate. Set aside to cool off.
- In another bowl, add dry ingredients and mix until combined.
- Add melted chocolate to dry ingredients and mix with a spatula until incorporated.
- Make small balls with your hands.
- Roll them into toppings of your choice.
Tips and Tricks for Success
- Use high-quality ingredients: Since the ingredient list is short, it's essential to use high-quality ingredients, especially for the chocolate and the biscuits.
- Don't burn the chocolate: When you are melting the butter, milk, and chocolate, it’s crucial to mix often so the chocolate doesn't burn or get stuck to the bottom of the pot.
- Use different nuts: almonds, peanuts, pistachios, etc.
- Use different chocolate: I love these chocolate truffles with dark chocolate, but try substituting it with white chocolate instead.
- Use different toppings: I gave several toppings examples, but feel free to experiment and use other toppings as well, like dried fruit, chocolate shavings, and pieces, dip the truffles into melted chocolate (white or dark), etc.
How to Serve Chocolate Truffles
I serve them at room temperature but leave them on the counter for an hour before serving if you store them in the fridge.
How to Store Chocolate Truffles
Store them into an air-tight container for 2-3 days at room temperature. You can store them in the fridge for up to a week. But leave them on the counter for an hour before serving.
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- 3 bags Plazma (lane) grounded biscuits (450g)
- 1 whole + 2 cubes Lindt dark chocolate (70% cocoa)
- 8 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
- 2/3 cup shredded walnuts
- 1 cup granulated sugar
For rolling the chocolate truffles in
- unsweetened coconut flakes
- cocoa powder
- shredded walnuts
- chocolate jimmies
Add butter, milk, and chocolate to a medium-sized pot and heat on medium-high heat until melted (about 5-6 minutes; often mix, so the chocolate doesn't burn). Set aside for 5 minutes.
Add dry ingredients to a large bowl and mix with a spatula until combined.
Add melted chocolate to dry ingredients and mix until combined.
Make small balls with your hands.
Roll them into toppings of your choice (see recipe ingredients for examples). Serve them immediately. Enjoy!