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Chocolate Truffles Recipe

Homemade chocolate truffles are so easy to make! These chocolate truffles have a cream cheese base and are completely irresistible! | natashaskitchen.com

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These chocolate truffles are so easy to make and are a perfect addition to your holiday cookie platter. These homemade truffles have a cream cheese base which makes them smooth and irresistible. They are perfect for parties because they can be made ahead and are bite sized for easy serving.

These scrumptious balls of chocolate will fly off the plate! You’ll be surprised how easy they are to make and all you need is a blender. P.S. be sure to enter the Blendtec giveaway ($809.90 value) sponsored by Blendtec at the bottom of this post!

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Homemade chocolate truffles are so easy to make! These chocolate truffles have a cream cheese base and are completely irresistible! | natashaskitchen.com

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Chocolate Truffles Recipe

5 from 5 votes
These chocolatey cream cheese truffles are a real treat and so easy to make!
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $4-$5

Ingredients

  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips melted
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract or orange liqueur if you prefer
  • 1/2 cup crushed walnuts
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder

Instructions

  1. Add softened cream cheese to twister jar and secure lid.
  2. Blend on low speed 5 to 10 seconds, turning twister lid counter-clockwise while it blends.
  3. Add powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time, securing lid and blending on low speed 10 seconds with each addition.
  4. Add melted chocolate and vanilla (or liqueur), secure lid and blend on low speed 15-20 seconds, turning lid counter-clockwise while blending.
  5. Transfer truffle mix onto wax paper, wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.
  6. Place crushed walnuts, powdered sugar and cocoa powder into 3 small dishes and roll truffle balls in desired coating then serve. Best if refrigerated until served.

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Homemade chocolate truffles are so easy to make! These chocolate truffles have a cream cheese base and are completely irresistible! | natashaskitchen.com

The Blendtec Giveaway (closed):

One happy winner will receive a Designer 725 blendtec and a bonus twister jar valued at $809.90.

Giveaway Rules: open to both US and Canada, must be 18 years and older, Giveaway ends December 19th.

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The twister jar is awesome for thicker mixtures like nut butters, ice cream and ofcourse these chocolate truffles! It has gotten some good use in our kitchen over the years. We love our Blendtec – it’s fiercely powerful and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone. I’ve given this blender to my parents and my in-laws and they all really love their blenders too :).

Homemade chocolate truffles are so easy to make! These chocolate truffles have a cream cheese base and are completely irresistible! | natashaskitchen.com

 

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  • Yana
    December 20, 2017

    Hi Natasha, can you freeze these truffles after making them? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 21, 2017

      Yana, yes these freeze well but you might want to sprinkle some fresh powdered sugar after thawing them. Reply

  • Daneen Tomlin
    December 17, 2017

    Please can you tell me if these can be frozen? If so, should I freeze them before or after rolling them in their toppings and how should I do it?

    Many thanks Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 18, 2017

      Hi Daneen, I haven’t tried freezing them so it’s difficult to advise on that but I would add the toppings before freezing or the toppings would be difficult to adhere later. Reply

  • Ashley
    December 7, 2017

    My mix was uncovered in the fridge. Do i have to start over or is there a way to unharden it? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 7, 2017

      Hi Ashley, cover it right away to keep it from drying out and let it sit at room temperature until it reaches room temp and it should soften. Reply

  • PJ
    December 7, 2017

    Just an added note to my previous comment, we have made batches using Kahluah, Bailey’s irish Creme, Brandy or Amaretto as the liqueur. These are amazing! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 7, 2017

      Great suggestions PJ! Reply

      • PJ
        December 7, 2017

        I’m so happy you shared this recipe. We’ve enjoyed them for many years. 🙂 Now others can as well. Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          December 7, 2017

          You’re welcome PJ! 🙂 Reply

  • PJ
    December 7, 2017

    My mom and I have been making these for more years than I can remember. They are the BEST Christmas treat in our family. We’ve coated them in instant coffee, ground nuts, coconut, powered sugar and even grated orange or lemon peel. Let your imagination go crazy, not TOO crazy, you still want to keep them elegant. You won’t regret making them. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 7, 2017

      I’m glad you enjoy these treats as much as my family does! Thanks for sharing PJ! Reply

  • Diana Coppernoll
    December 3, 2017

    Hello, I’m wondering if I don’t have Liqueur can I use something else? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 4, 2017

      Hi Diana, you can use 3/4 tsp of vanilla extract 🙂 Reply

      • Diana
        December 4, 2017

        Thank you Reply

  • saeed
    November 21, 2017

    Hiii natashaa…you are a good chef..profeshenal and kindness…i hope you be healt for ever…i am saeed from iran…i use your resepis from your site..i love cooking…..thx Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 21, 2017

      You are very welcome and thank you for the compliment 😀 Reply

  • Olga
    November 12, 2017

    I what to make these again,cause last time when I tried to make them they were very sticky. I don’t have that kind of blender,would any kind of blender work,or mixer? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 13, 2017

      Hi Olga, you could use an electric hand mixer and even a firm spatula if mixing by hand. They might be stick if the proportions were altered of wet to dry ingredients. For an accurate measure on dry ingredients, make sure to use dry ingredient measuring cups where you can level the top. Also, refrigerating for 1 hour helps for the mixture to firm up a little and become easier to roll. I hope that helps! Reply

  • Supreet
    September 30, 2017

    How long will these truffles stay in fridge covered?I am hoping to use them over the weekend and making them on Monday.Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 30, 2017

      HI Supreet, the ingredients here are not easily perishable in the refrigerator. That should work fine 🙂 Reply

  • December 24, 2016

    Hi,Natasha. I will be making this today how many choc truffles did u have in this recipes? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 24, 2016

      There are as many as are pictured. You can easily double the recipe if you need a bigger batch. 🙂 Reply

      • December 25, 2016

        Thank you! I made it,but the batter is sticky,what did I do wrong,& what can I add to make it ferm,or to make balls? Merry Christmas and happy New Year. Be blessed. 🙂 Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          December 25, 2016

          Hi Olga, Did you use the recommended amount of sugar? Cutting down the sugar in this recipe can cause them to be more sticky. Thank you and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and happy new year as well! Reply

  • val
    December 20, 2016

    who is the lucky winner?:) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 20, 2016

      Hi Val, I drew the winner, Kathy, and emailed her and now am waiting to hear back 🙂 Reply

  • Ulyana
    December 19, 2016

    Hi Natasha, I am making these truffles for cookie swap at work. It’s in the fridge as we speak. Do you think it’ll be ok sitting in the fridge till Wednesday? It’s Monday night. Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 19, 2016

      Hi Ulyana, yes that will work fine :), just keep them covered with plastic wrap so they don’t get dry. A cookie swap sounds so fun!! Reply

  • Lori
    December 19, 2016

    Hello Natasha… and Merry Christmas! These look delightful and I have everything out to start now. But I was wondering how many balls one recipe will make? I’m unsure if I need to double the recipe. As always, best wishes to you and your family during this glorious season! God bless! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 19, 2016

      This recipe makes 27 to 30 truffles. It depends on how large you roll them. I hope you have a blessed and beautiful Christmas as well! Reply

  • Joan Dahlbeck
    December 18, 2016

    Merry Christmas. I love your recipes. The truffles look so EASY to make in the Blendtec. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 19, 2016

      Merry Christmas to you Joan! The Blendtec is a great tool to have in the kitchen. I hope you entered the contest! Reply

  • Natasha
    December 17, 2016

    Hi what can I use if I don’t have this kind of blender? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 19, 2016

      Hi Natasha, you can use a kitchenaid mixer or a pastry cutter to blend and worst case scenario, you could probably make it work with a fork 🙂 Reply

  • Leslie Kiley
    December 17, 2016

    These Truffles look yummy and oh so easy! Great idea! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 19, 2016

      They are so easy! I hope you enjoy the recipe Leslie! Reply

  • Elizabeth Tarlow
    December 17, 2016

    I’d love to make a White Chicken Chili using this fabulous Blendtec Blender. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 19, 2016

      The Blendtec is such a great tool in the kitchen! I hope you’re entered in the contest! Reply

  • Mary
    December 17, 2016

    Great looking truffles….so easy and quick. Pinned. Thanks for sharing. Merry CHRISTmas to y’all. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 19, 2016

      They are easy and quick! I hope you enjoy the recipe Mary. Merry Christmas 🙂 Reply

  • December 17, 2016

    Thank you for the opportunity and the recipe, I will be making the chocolate truffles for sure! Happy Holidays! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 17, 2016

      Thank you and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!! 🙂 Reply

  • December 14, 2016

    The truffles look GREAT! Merry Christmas =) Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 14, 2016

      They certainly are! Merry Christmas to you Sara! Reply

  • December 14, 2016

    I would love these! Great 40th anniversary present. and I love your website Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 14, 2016

      Thank you so much Nancy Jo! Reply

  • December 13, 2016

    Hey Natasha i follow up all your recipes regularly and love all the dishes you make. I have tried most of the recipes that you have listed out in this blog. All comes out very well and all in my family love the endless taste of the recipes and i should say this Chocolate Truffles Recipe is such a superb recipe too.

    Expecting for more number of delicious dishes from you. Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 14, 2016

      What a fantastic review! Thanks for sharing Ramon! 🙂 Reply

  • lily
    December 13, 2016

    hi natasha, i was wondering about your giveaways, how do i enter or do i need to do anything specific to even have a chance of winning an item? =) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 13, 2016

      Hi Lily, please use the rafflecopter widget at the bottom of the post. If you have trouble finding it, let me know. It should load when you scroll past the print friendly recipes under the section titled “Please Enter Using this Rafflecopter Widget Below:” There are multiple chances to enter using the rafflecopter and you just go down the list and make your entries through the rafflecopter. Reply

  • Alina Popova
    December 13, 2016

    So i pinned this giveaway on pintrest but i cant figure out how to get URL? Like the top of my screen i just havea back arrow on pintrest Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 13, 2016

      If you open the pin on pinterest, copy and paste the url directly to that pin – it’s the url in the top address bar when you click on your pin. You can also leave a link to the board you pinned it to 🙂 Thank you so much for pinning! 🙂 Reply

  • anya
    December 13, 2016

    can I make the dough on kitchen aid mixer or another blender ? I don’t have a blendtec one. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 13, 2016

      Hi Anya, yes, you can make this in a kitchen aid mixer with the paddle attachment, or in a bowl using a sturdy whisk, or pastry cutter to cut the powdered sugar into the cream cheese, finishing it up with a spatula until well blended. Reply

  • Anna D
    December 13, 2016

    I love THESE . The first time I made em was for my own birthday and all our guests loved them, and I was really proud of them hahaha. They looked so beautiful! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 13, 2016

      So glad to hear that Anna! Thank you for sharing. 🙂 Reply

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