20 Decadent Truffle Recipes

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Serving a tray of delicious truffles for dessert is a great way to earn a rep as the host or hostess with the mostest. The cute dessert bites are sophisticated enough to impress at even the fanciest gatherings, while being surprisingly straightforward to prepare. The basic truffle recipe involves just a few easy steps, with less clean-up than making a cake or cookies. Best of all, once you master the truffle, you can play with all sorts of delicious flavor combinations. From the classic milk chocolate to sophisticated coffee, tea, and champagne-infused versions—and even holiday treats made with candy canes and eggnog—you're sure to find a truffle recipe here to love.

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    Banana Split Truffles

    Banana Split Truffles

    Elizabeth LaBau

     

    What could be more adorable than truffles decorated to look like a tiny scoop of ice cream? A drizzle of chocolate, sprinkles, and a "cherry" candy top each banana-flavored white chocolate orb to complete the sundae-inspired look. The cute recipe makes a great treat for birthdays, ice cream socials, and summer parties.

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    Black Forest Truffles

    Black Forest Truffles

    Elizabeth LaBau

     

    Black forest truffles are so good, you may never go back to plain chocolate again. In a twist inspired by the German cake, dark chocolate is paired with tart dried cherries, along with optional cherry liqueur, to form a decadent, potentially boozy treat.

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    Cappuccino Truffles

    Cappuccino Truffles

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    Cappuccino truffles are a luxurious way to get your caffeine fix. Instant coffee gives the rounds a nice jolt, while miniature chocolate chunks add texture. Top them with chocolate shavings, powdered sugar, or even sea salt for an elegant sweet-savory twist.

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    Candy Cane Truffles

    Candy Cane Truffles

    Elizabeth LaBau

     

    Half the fun of making festive truffles is smashing the candy canes. Crunchy bits coat a smooth dark chocolate ganache that's made extra-minty with peppermint extract. If  candy canes aren't available, sub in red and white Starlight Mints instead.

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    Caramel Truffles

    Caramel Truffles

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    A homemade caramel cream sauce gives these candies a fantastic toasty and sweet flavor when swirled together with melted chocolate. Top them with a little sprinkle of sea salt to make the ultimate salted caramel treat.

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    Champagne White Chocolate Truffles

    Champagne White Chocolate Truffles

    Elizabeth LaBau

     

    Raise a glass to these sophisticated champagne truffles. White chocolate with a refined champagne flavor make a special treat for New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day, and anniversary celebrations. Instructions are included for decorating your truffles with gold leaf for an extra stylish effect.

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    Chocolate Mint Truffles

    Chocolate Mint Truffles

    Elizabeth LaBau

    If you're a fan of chocolate-mint flavor, you'll truly adore these fresh-tasting truffles. The chocolate cream is infused with the fresh herb, instead of relying on extract, for an extra powerful minty explosion of taste. Decorated with fresh or candied eaves, they're a special-looking way to end a nice meal.

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    Cookie Dough Truffles

    Cookie Dough Truffles

    Elizabeth LaBau

    Do you think cookie dough tastes even better before it's baked? Then these kid-friendly truffles may become your new go-to dessert treat. Chocolate chip cookie dough is used as a delicious filling that's dunked in chocolate, then topped with miniature chocolate chips, in the egg-free recipe.

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    Eggnog Truffles

    Eggnog Truffles

    Elizabeth LaBau

     

    The most wonderful time of year calls for a truly special candy. These creamy truffles combine the rich taste of eggnog with an extra dash of nutmeg and sweet white chocolate. Share these festive candies at Christmas parties or make them part of a holiday dessert plate.

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    Exploding Truffles

    Exploding Truffles

    Elizabeth LaBau

     

    Talk about a real blast! Pop Rocks candy mixed into the ganache makes these truffles literally explode in your mouth. Kids will go crazy for the sweet chocolate treats with a hidden surprise, so they make a great treat for children's birthday parties.

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    Green Tea Truffles

    Green Tea Truffles

    Elizabeth LaBau

     

    These elegant treats are not your everyday truffle. Matcha powder infuses these rounds with a lovely, delicate tea flavor and beautiful light green color that would look lovely on a bridal shower or wedding dessert table.

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    Hazelnut Nutella Truffles

    Hazelnut Nutella Truffles

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    Delightfully nutty truffles with Nutella mixed with chocolate in the filling are a treat that few can resist. Toasted hazelnuts are mixed right into the ganache for a delicious crunch when you bite into each one. Roll them in hazelnut pieces to finish or decorate with a single nut.

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    Lemon Cream Truffles

    Lemon Cream Truffles

    Elizabeth LaBau

     

    Lovely lemon cream truffles are full of the zesty citrus flavor that perfumes the sweet marshmallow cream. Yellow food coloring is added to boost the color of the filling, making these truffles as pretty to look at as they are to eat. Decorate with slivers of candied lemon peel to make them gift-worthy.

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    Lime Coconut Truffles

    Lime Coconut Truffles

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    A white chocolate truffle base is infused with fresh lime zest and juice, then rolled in sweet coconut to make this tropical candy. Serve them at your summer parties with cocktails, for Mother's Day, or at baby showers.

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    Passion Fruit Truffles

    Passion Fruit Truffles

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    Gorgeous inside and out, these unusual dessert truffles boast a white chocolate-passion fruit filling surrounded by rich semi-sweet chocolate. Just a handful of ingredients, including store-bought passion fruit puree, are needed to make this wonderful Valentine's Day dessert.

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    Peanut Butter Cookie Truffles

    Peanut Butter Cookie Truffles

    Elizabeth LaBau

     

    Transform Nutter Butter cookies into party-worthy snacks with this easy recipe. You need only a few ingredients to make the candies—just dip them in chocolate and top with a big pinch of peanuts for an irresistible sweet-and-salty treat.

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    Pumpkin Spice Truffles

    Pumpkin Spice Truffles

    Elizabeth LaBau

     

    Truffles bursting with pumpkin cheesecake make a festive treat at Halloween parties. Pumpkin puree, cream cheese, cinnamon graham crackers, and plenty of spices make these little orbs a treat to eat. 

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    Red Velvet Cake Truffles

    Red Velvet Cake Truffles

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    White, red, and fabulous all over, these truffles are formed from balls of tender red velvet cake and a homemade cream cheese frosting. The orbs are dipped in candy coating to make a moist, sweet, and tangy cake bite in candy form.

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    S'mores Truffles

    S'mores Truffles

    Elizabeth LaBau

     

    Fluffy marshmallows are covered with creamy chocolate ganache, then rolled in crushed graham crumbs for a gourmet s'mores experience that will delight adults and kids alike. Even better, only four ingredients are needed to make these tasty candies.

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    Strawberry Lemonade Truffles

    Strawberry Lemonade Truffles

    Elizabeth LaBau

     

    Strawberry lemonade truffles taste like summer on the porch. White chocolate is paired with strawberry puree and lemon zest to make a light, refreshing bite. Decorate them with candied lemon zest and serve at cookouts and summer parties.