Easy Chocolate Truffles

No Bake, Chocolate Truffles are a Must-Have Recipe!

These super-easy, no-fuss, chocolate truffles (Like these banana truffles!) have my favorite ingredients in them — cream cheese and chocolate.

With those two ingredients, you can never go wrong!

easy, chocolate truffles

I am a fan of truffles, particularly the chocolate ones with the nutty flavoring and nutty coating.

If you are a truffle lover, maybe you would enjoy this tidbit of truffle history!

Easy chocolate truffles

Who Invented Chocolate Truffles?

Chocolate truffles were actually invented by accident.

Can you believe such a delicious luxury was invented by accident?

I thought for sure it was from repeated trial and error, unlimited taste-testing and lots of creative tweaking of different recipes to get the perfect blend of chocolate and other flavors.

Because that is exactly what chocolate truffles taste like!

Little pieces of brilliant inventions from the kitchen.

No Bake Chocolate Truffles

But, alas!

It was a kitchen blunder that ignited the love for truffles.

Easy Chocolate Truffles are Simple to Make!

A french culinary master was training his apprentice when the apprentice botched up his original recipe.

When the apprentice tasted his yummy mistake, the amazing new flavor reminded him of some other delectable desserts.

Chocolate Truffles Recipe

The apprentice as well as the culinary master were more than pleased with this “culinary disaster.”

No Bake Chocolate Truffles Recipe

The outcome of this apprentice’s “oops” became quite popular among chocolate-loving countries.

Today, we have many versions of the well-loved truffle.

Truffles Have Transformed Through the Years

This recipe I am sharing with you today is a simple, classic version that keeps a busy, chocolate-lovin’ mom happy.

Almost every woman loves chocolate, moms can’t always grab truffles from the French bakery.

But we can make our own truffles that taste just as good!

Move over bon-bons, here come the truffles!

Chocolate Truffles Make Great Gifts for the Holidays

These tiny, chocolate delicacies should definitely be on your holiday “to-make” list.

You’ll love that you don’t have to bake them, since pies and other goodies will already be in the oven!

Try this recipe and see if you don’t become a home-made truffle lover!

No Fuss Chocolate Truffles

No Fuss, Chocolate Truffles

No Fuss, Chocolate Truffles


  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1 cup crushed walnuts or almonds
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil


  1. In small sauce pan, pour oil and add chocolate chips.
  2. Stir and melt chocolate on low heat until completely melted. If chocolate clumps up a little, add more oil, about 2 Tablespoons at a time. Whisking makes the process a little bit faster.
  3. Once melted, remove from chocolate from heat.
  4. Next, mix cream cheese and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
  5. Then, add melted chocolate and maple flavoring.
  6. Stir until ingredients are completely incorporated.
  7. Chill mixture for 20 minutes in refrigerator.
  8. Once chilled, shape chocolate mixture into small balls and roll in crushed nuts. Enjoy!

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11 thoughts on “Easy Chocolate Truffles”

  1. This look scrumptious. . . . however I’m not a fan of maple. What other extract do you think would work? I’m thinking rum or brandy or almond. . . . Thanks! J

  2. I am wondering once these are shaped and rolled in crushed walnuts if they need to be refrigerated… or could they be wrapped and given as a gift

    I also think Orange flavoring would be very good… that is what i am going to try…..

    thank you for sharing your recipes and time with us…

    1. I wish I knew. I have never tried it. Maybe you could try a half batch to see. Or maybe another reader would know! I’m sorry I don’t know the answer! I try to use oil when possible because butter cost so much here. Let me know what you find out.:)

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