Truffle Recipes That Beat Store-Bought Desserts

These decadent homemade truffles are easy to make with a few simple ingredients. Our best truffle recipes feature chocolate coatings and creative fillings, including cookie dough truffles, easy pumpkin truffles, peanut butter truffles, and white chocolate truffles. Forget store-bought desserts, these truffles will satisfy every sweet tooth.

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    Chocolate Sandwich Cookie Truffles

    These three-ingredient desserts might just be America's favorite truffle. Pick up your favorite chocolate sandwich cookies with white filling, and prepare an easy, crowd-pleasing truffle in less than an hour. Dunk these cookie truffles in melted white chocolate, then serve with a side of milk. 

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    Chocolate-Cashew Truffles

    These savory chocolate truffles feature a satisfyingly crunchy coating of chopped cashews, while a touch of maple syrup provides natural sweetness to the chocolate bites. The best part: just five ingredients mean you likely have everything you need already in the pantry.

    Editor's Tip: Substitute almonds or pecans in place of the cashews for an equally delicious dessert.

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    Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

    Go ahead and lick the spoon -- our easy chocolate chip cookie dough recipe is eggless, which makes this raw dough safe to eat. Dip your cookie dough balls in a rich chocolate coating for a delicious truffle display, then drizzle the batch with any remaining semisweet chocolate.

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    Mocha Truffles

    Coffee liqueur and dark baking chocolate combine for a bold dessert-on-a-stick. After dipping these mocha balls in white chocolate, sprinkle each truffle with coffee crystals for a decorative confection. 

    Editor's Tip: These mocha truffles are best served with milk or a cold-brew coffee.

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    Peanut Butter Truffles

    These creamy peanut butter truffles will delight any crowd, and our bulk truffle recipe can be made up to two weeks in advance. Marshmallows provide the secret to a velvety-smooth filling, and finely chopped peanuts add a crunchy topping.

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    Pumpkin-Gingerbread Truffles

    Crushed gingersnaps and canned pumpkin blend perfectly in this sugar-and-spice dessert. Hints of cinnamon fuse the flavors together, while bittersweet and semisweet chocolate coat the truffles with a fudgy finish.

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    Triple-Chocolate Truffles

    These truffles boast dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and semisweet chocolate, making them a luxurious gift for loved ones. An elegant drizzle of dark chocolate or white baking chocolate tops them off for even richer flavor.

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    Chocolate-Date Truffles with Walnuts

    For a sweet snack, these six-ingredient truffles are a fan favorite. Medjool dates and apple juice boost the natural sweetness of these cocoa truffles, while a coating of crushed walnuts provides nutty balance.

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    Pumpkin-Spiced Gingersnap Truffles

    This quick-and-easy truffle is primarily made in the microwave, but guests will never guess you didn't spend hours in the kitchen. Creamy chocolate, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, and chopped gingersnaps combine for a simple yet decadent dessert.

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    Sweet Cherry Truffles

    Candied cherries and cherry brandy are the key to these five-ingredient truffles. Roll the fruit-flavored truffles in your choice of cocoa powder, finely chopped walnuts, or powdered sugar before serving.

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    No-Bake Truffles

    These truffles take just 35 minutes from start to finish and feature a filling of vanilla wafers, toasted almonds, and chopped cherries. With such a quick prep time, you can spend all your energy customizing these desserts with creative toppings.

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    Ancho Chile Truffles

    Dashes of ancho chile pepper, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper give these chocolate truffles a sweet and mild kick. If you can't take the heat, skip the extra ancho chile pepper in the cocoa powder dusting.

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    Marshmallow Truffles

    Toasted whole almonds are rolled in an airy marshmallow mousse to form the base of this dessert. Cover the truffles with semisweet chocolate, and lightly drizzle with white chocolate for the final touch. Editor's Note: Optional substitutions for the almonds include toasted pecan halves, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts, pitted dates, or dried cherries.

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    Chocolate-Raspberry Truffles

    Dark chocolate and raspberries are a classic combination, and these truffles bring the best of each flavor. Cocoa powder and dark chocolate meet raspberry liqueur and fresh berries for a simply unbeatable pastry.

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    Classic Truffles

    This original truffle recipe with cherry brandy, chocolate, and chopped nuts is a classic for a reason. The candied fruit and alcohol are interchangeable based on your preferred flavors, but this recipe yields a crowd-pleasing truffle every time.

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    White Cranberry-Cashew Truffles

    These delicious candies are the perfect white chocolate treat, combining cranberries, coconut, brandy, and cashews. Editor's Tip: Substitute orange juice for brandy to create a nonalcoholic version.

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    Homemade Chocolate Candy Recipes

    Chocolate truffles, toffee, barks, and fudge -- oh, my! These chocolate candy recipes steal the spotlight with their rich flavors, tasty pairings (bacon and chocolate, anyone?), and make-in-bulk ease. We love giving the chocolate candies as gifts, sharing them with friends, and indulging in their sweet flavors for after-dinner treats.
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