Rhubarb Truffles

Rhubarb Truffles

The Spruce / Elizabeth LaBau

Prep: 60 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 60 mins
Servings: 18 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
251 Calories
17g Fat
21g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 18
Amount per serving
Calories 251
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Protein 3g
Calcium 35mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Rhubarb truffles mix the signature sour flavor of rhubarb with sweet, creamy milk chocolate for a sweet-tart truffle that is irresistible.


  • 1 cup/4 ounces rhubarb (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup 
  • 1 tablespoon butter (softened)
  • 1 1/3 cup/8 ounces chocolate (milk chocolate, chopped into small pieces)
  • 1 pound chocolate (candy coating)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Begin by making a rhubarb puree. Combine the chopped rhubarb, the water, and the granulated sugar in a saucepan over medium heat.

  3. Cook until the rhubarb becomes mushy and the individual pieces disintegrate—about 15 minutes.

  4. Scrape the soft rhubarb into a blender or food processor and blend it until you have a puree, then strain it to remove any stringy pieces or solids.

  5. You will need 1/4 cup of puree for this recipe. (If you have any additional puree, set it aside for different use.)

  6. Place the chopped milk chocolate in a large bowl and set aside for now.

  7. In a small saucepan, combine 1/4 cup of the rhubarb puree, the heavy cream, and the corn syrup.

  8. Bring this to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently.

  9. Pour the hot cream over the chopped chocolate.

  10. Let the cream and chocolate sit together and soften for one minute, then gently whisk or stir them together.

  11. Once the chocolate is completely melted and smooth, add the room temperature butter and whisk until it's incorporated. This is your ganache.

  12. Press a layer of cling wrap on top of the ganache and refrigerate the ganache until it is firm enough to scoop—about 2 hours.

  13. Once firm, use a small candy scoop or a spoon to roll the ganache into little balls. Dust your palms with cocoa powder, and roll the balls between your palms to get them perfectly round.

  14. Place the truffles on a foil-or waxed paper-covered baking sheet.

  15. Melt the candy coating in the microwave.

  16. Using forks or dipping tools, dip a truffle completely in the coating, then tap the fork against the lip of the bowl to remove excess coating.

  17. Set the dipped truffle back on the baking sheet and repeat until all of the rhubarb truffles have been dipped.

  18. If you want to decorate them, after they are all dipped, dip the tines of a fork in the remaining candy coating and flick the coating all over the tops of the truffles.

  19. Keep dipping the fork in coating and move it in circles over the truffles to give them an elegant chocolate drizzle.

  20. Serve and enjoy!


Rhubarb Truffles can be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. For best taste and texture, bring them to room temperature before serving.

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