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Double Chocolate Truffle Cups

Double Chocolate Truffle Cups

Rich and chocolatey–these elegant truffle cups will be the hit of your Christmas dessert tray.

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35 min
Prep Time
1 hr
Total Time
36 truffle



1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter, melted, cooled

1 (1-ounce) square unsweetened baking chocolate, melted, cooled

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

2 tablespoons light corn syrup


4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped

1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream

1 1/2 teaspoons Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter


36 purchased chocolate truffles  

Decorator sprinkles, if desired


 *Substitute bite-sized chocolate drops or candy.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Place foil or paper baking cups into mini muffin pan cups; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in bowl; set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Beat all remaining crust ingredients in bowl at medium speed until well mixed. Gradually add flour mixture, beating at low speed after each addition.

  4. STEP 4

    Shape dough into 36 (1 1/4-inch) balls; place into prepared pans. Press dough evenly onto bottom and up sides, forming cup. Bake 5-6 minutes or until centers begin to set. Let stand in pan 10 minutes. Remove to cooling rack. Cool completely. Remove foil or paper, if desired.

  5. STEP 5

    Place dark chocolate in bowl. Combine whipping cream and 1 1/2 teaspoons butter in saucepan; cook over medium-low heat until edges of cream begin to bubble. Immediately pour over chocolate. Let stand 2-3 minutes; stir until smooth.

  6. STEP 6

    Spoon 1 teaspoon filling into each crust. Place truffle onto filling, pressing down slightly.

  7. STEP 7

    Top truffles with remaining warm filling. Decorate with sprinkles, if desired.

Tip #1

- A tart tamper will make quick work when forming cups. It can be purchased at baking and cooking stores.

Tip #2

Variation: Hazelnut Chocolate Truffle Cups. Omit filling. Prepare and bake cups as directed above. Spoon 1 teaspoon hazelnut spread into each cup; top with 1 chocolate-covered hazelnut candy.

Nutrition (1 truffle cup)

180 Calories
11 Fat (g)
20 Cholesterol (mg)
50 Sodium (mg)
19 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
2 Protein (g)
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