Chocolate Truffles

Recipe By: Calphalon Team  -  Originally Published: 8/29/2009


Pair with coffee spiked with the same liqueur you use in this recipe.  Don’t be afraid to mix up the ingredients; try adding a different liqueur to the chocolate or roll the truffle in chopped dried fruit or candy - the combinations are endless!

  • Servings: Makes 24 - 30 pieces
  • Prep Time: Less than 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: More than 60 Minutes
  • Level: Beginner
  • Course: Dessert


1 lb. semi-sweet chocolate chips

3/4 c. heavy whipping cream

1 Tbsp. liqueur such as amaretto, Kahlua or Grand Marnier, etc.

1/2 c. chopped nuts, toasted (almonds, pistachios or pecans)


In a 2.5-qt. sauce pan, heat the whipping cream and liqueur to a simmer.  Remove from the heat. 

Add the chocolate chips and allow to stand for 2 - 3 minutes.  Stir until the chocolate is completely melted. 

Pour the mixture into a jelly roll pan and refrigerate for 24 hours. 

When the chocolate mixture is firm, scoop out with a teaspoon and form into a small ball in the palm of your hand.  Roll the truffle in chopped nuts.  Place in small paper confectioners’ cups.