Easy Chocolate Truffle Recipe for Valentine’s Day

This Chocolate Truffle Recipe is made from creamy ganache and coated with seasonal sprinkles, nuts or cocoa powder. For an extra special treat serve with fresh berries for Valentine’s Day!

A mini white cupcake stand filled with chocolate truffles

Chocolate Truffle Recipe

Enjoy these with your favorite flavor combination or make little kabobs spearing the truffles between fresh fruit!

Truffles are super simple to make as well as economical to make at home.

Ready for a crazy fact? According to the National Retail Federation, in 2019 American’s will spend $20.7 billion on Valentine’s Day gifts.

Yep. It’s true! Is that crazy to you? It’s a heck of a lot of money. Am I right?

Chocolate Truffles with fresh berries for Valentine's Day !

Homemade Chocolate Truffles

This year I challenge you to show your appreciation for your loved ones.

How can you do that do you ask? How about writing a note the old-fashioned way with a pen and paper, cook in or make your own sweet treats for your Valentine!

Chocolate truffles sound fancy and difficult to make and that’s not a bad misconception!

These tasty pieces of chocolate are a cinch to whip up, and look like they require some pro kitchen skills!

Chocolate Truffles with fresh berries for Valentine's Day !

What Ingredients Do I Need For Chocolate Truffle?

  • Chocolate (Milk chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, white chocolate)
  • Whipping cream
  • Butter
  • Vanilla
  • Toppings – sprinkles, cocoa powder, finely chopped nuts, coconut flakes.

How To I make White Chocolate Truffles?

To use white chocolate simple replace the chocolate with white chocolate baking chips.

Note that white chocolate will burn at 110 degrees and any liquid can make the chocolate lumpy. For best results add the butter and extracts while melting.

Are Truffles Baked?

No. For this recipe the chocolate is melted over the stovetop or double boiler.

I use the stovetop method for semi-sweet chocolate and the double boiler method for white chocolate.

Can Other Flavors Be Added Instead of Vanilla?

Yes! In place of the vanilla extract. you can use a different flavor. How about mint, orange or a raspberry extract?

Get creative with the topping too! Feeling bold? How about a little chili pepper or cinnamon with the cocoa powder?

Overview of sprinkles for decorating truffles

Is This Chocolate Truffle Recipe Low Carb?

I started making this recipe a few decades ago and low carb wasn’t a part of my diet.

Now I make a lot of lower sugar or sugar free recipes and these truffles can easily be made for low carb followers.

First, replace the milk chocolate with a sugar-free version like Lily’s Baking Chips.

The second adjustment that you’ll need to make depends on your personal macro calculator goals. You may need to use sugar-free sprinkles or just enjoy plain chocolate truffles!

Chocolate Truffles with fresh berries for Valentine's Day !

Homemade Valentine’s Gift

I can’t think of anything more thoughtful than a gift that is homemade and edible. 

These bite size little confectioneries are sure to steal the heart of “Your Valentine.” Serve with bubbly and be sure to write in your note, “made with love.”

Want to “wow” your loves?  Make this edible Chocolate Bag for these sweets!

Chocolate Bag Dessert filled with your favorite treats #chocolate #bag #dessert #Valentine | www.thefoodieaffair.com

Or this Berry Kissable Cocktail!

raspberry syryp cocktail

Save those rose petals and make your own rose water!

How to make rose water (for recipes) using fresh flowers! #diy #recipe #rosewater | www.thefoodieaffair.com
Chocolate Truffles with fresh berries for Valentine's Day !
Chocolate ganache truffles rolled in sprinkles and cocoa powder

Chocolate Truffle Recipe for Valentine’s Day

Simple creamy truffles made with four simple ingredients. Chocolate truffles are rich and delicious. Roll into sprinkles, nuts, coconut flakes or cocoa.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candy, chocolate, dessert, sweets, Valentine’s Day
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 12 truffles
Calories: 129kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer


  • 1 cup chocolate chips milk or semi-sweet*
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1 Tablespoon butter or coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cocoa powder chopped nuts, sprinkles or any other coatings of your choice
  • Fresh berries optional


  • In a small saucepan combine chocolate, whipping cream and 1 tablespoon butter or coconut oil.
  • Stir over low heat until chocolate is melted and ingredients are mixed well.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  • Transfer to a small bowl and cool, stirring occasionally.
  • Cover and freeze for about an hour.
  • Remove from freezer and roll 12 portions into a ball.
  • Roll each into sprinkles, chopped nuts or cocoa powder.


*Sugar free chocolate chips can be used in this truffle recipe for a low carb/keto version. Nutritional macronutrients will change.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 17mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g


Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.


Simple homemade chocolate truffle recipe! Rich and delicious ganache rolled in a variety of coatings for your special treat! Perfect diy Valentine's gift. #chocolate #truffle #homemade #easyrecipe #Valentinesday #sugarfreeoption
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  1. I love making chocolate truffles. Your Valentine treats look beautiful. I’ll have to find some time to make truffles this year.