Melt-In-Your-Mouth Truffles

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Truffles

These rich chocolate truffles are pure indulgence.

30 min. prep time
36 bars
444 Ratings


8 ounces dark sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped*
2 teaspoons vanilla**
Finely chopped nuts, if desired
Unsweetened cocoa, if desired
Powdered sugar, if desired


Combine whipping cream and chocolate in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, 2-4 minutes or until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Stir in butter until melted; stir in vanilla. Place mixture into bowl. Cover; refrigerate 2 hours or until firm enough to shape.

Shape chocolate mixture into 1-inch balls. (Mixture will be soft.) Roll in finely chopped nuts, cocoa or powdered sugar, if desired. Refrigerate 8 hours or until firm. Cover; store refrigerated or frozen.

*Substitute 8 (1-ounce) squares semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped.

**Substitute 1/2 teaspoon mint flavoring or 4 teaspoons your favorite liqueur.

Recipe Tip

Mixture can be kept in refrigerator for up to 3 days before forming into balls.

Nutrition Facts (1 truffle)

Calories: 60

Fat: 5g

Cholesterol: 8mg

Sodium: 15mg

Carbohydrates: 4g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 0g

Recipe #5597©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I have made this recipe literally hundreds of times, for gifts and for selling at bake sales and catered events. I use a small mellon-baller to scoop the well-chilled chocolate mixture, then refrigerate again and dip in melted chocolate and decorate. These are FANTASTIC!!!
I made these about 18 years ago (I bought a little Land O Lakes recipe book in the grocery store). I thought they were delicious and I've made them a few times since. A bit messy to make, but delicious to eat.
I have made other truffles very easily with no problems at all. I tried several times to roll these into balls but was only able to roll them into logs. They were too hard no matter how I tried. I let them sit out and tried to roll one every 5 minutes for 50 minutes. Each time, they melted quickly in my hands and I was only able to roll them into logs not balls. I threw them out and made more to the cappuccino truffles instead.
These are really great! I have made this recipe since LOL first published it (maybe 8 years). You need to keep these chilled because they get soft very quickly but they are very rich and extremely easy to make. And everyone loves them. When I serve them, I put them on a chiller platter to keep them cool and solid.

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