Super Simple Chocolate Truffles

by Merissa on April 16, 2014

in Recipes

Simple Chocolate Truffles - Little House Living

Simple Chocolate Truffles

Since we've been on our little journey to cut processed foods out of our diet and sticking to eating from scratch over the last few years, I've found that as time goes by I crave less and less chocolate.

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Two years ago you would NEVER catch me saying something like that! I was very addicted to chocolate until I realized that with most versions I was getting headaches (from the processed sugar in them). Now the cravings have slowed and we only eat chocolate for a treat once in a while (and I've found some made with non-processed sugars so no more headaches!)

All that being said, I still love a good chocolate treat now and again! Normally I bake cookies like our easy No-Bake Cookies or the Oatmeal Lace Cookies and drizzle some chocolate on the top but this time I really wanted a delicious treat (and I really really don't want to turn the oven on much in the summer!).

These Simple Chocolate Truffles were the perfect solution. They are no bake and SO easy to make! Plus you only need 2 ingredients for these little delights. I hope you enjoy them, we are loving them for a special treat!

Super Simple Chocolate Truffles

What You Need:

  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese (softened very slightly)
  • 1/3 cup Chocolate Chips
  • + more Chocolate Chips for dipping

Oh yes, that really is all.   :)

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Simple Chocolate Truffles

Place the cream cheese in a bowl. You want it to be softened slightly so you are able to easily mix in the chocolate but you don't want it too melty so that you can't form balls with it. Placing it at room temp for a bit before you plan on making these will do the trick.

Simple Chocolate Truffles

Melt the 1/3 cup chocolate chips in another bowl. You can do this on the stove top or in the microwave. Stir to make sure there are no large pieces.

Simple Chocolate Truffles

Pour the melted chocolate into the cream cheese. Are you drooling yet?

Simple Chocolate Truffles

Whip the melted chocolate into the cream cheese. I was able to easily incorporate it by just using a spoon but you would also use an electric mixer to make sure all the chocolate is mixed in and there are no large pieces of plain cream cheese left.

Simple Chocolate Truffles

Using a small cookie scoop (or just a spoon), drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto a cookie sheet that is covered in waxed paper. Place this pan in the fridge and let the balls chill for a few hours until they are hardened.

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Once the truffles are hardened, melt more chocolate chips and dunk the balls until they are coated. If you don't want to use so many chocolate chips, you can skip this step and coat the truffles in cocoa powder instead.

Simple Chocolate Truffles

Yum, these Simple Chocolate Truffles are such a tasty treat! Store in a covered container in the fridge until you are ready to enjoy. You could add in different flavorings (like orange or raspberry) for a little bit of a different treat or even whip in some peanut butter for chocolate peanut butter truffles!

Simple Chocolate Truffles

What is your favorite no bake summer treat? Make sure you check out our Desserts and Treats page for all kinds of yummy dessert recipes from scratch!

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1 danielle April 16, 2014 at 6:58 am

That looks like my kind of baking :) I keep meaning to make these, I think I am just worried I will eat them all…

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2 Tejas Prairie Hen April 16, 2014 at 7:59 am

These look yummy and the simplicity of the recipe is appealing. Questions: How many candies does this make? And do you know if fat-free cream cheese would give an appropriate consistency? I think it would, but just wondering if you had tried it? Also, would Tofutti “cream cheese” work?
I have a vegan eater in my family. Thanks for all your great ideas!

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3 Merissa April 16, 2014 at 8:02 am

I haven’t tried the recipe with anything but regular fat cream cheese, I’m pretty sure it would work with the lower fat and the other cream cheese but you just may have to cool them longer or maybe even freeze them so they don’t melt in the chocolate. This recipe makes about 20 depending on how large you make them.

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4 Tejas Prairie Hen April 16, 2014 at 8:52 am

Great! We’ll be giving these a try this weekend for Easter!

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5 Melanie December 14, 2014 at 12:06 am

Look up vegan truffles they have sooo many great ideas and I believe it will I have a vegan in my family as well so I try to make them vegan too

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6 Roxianne April 16, 2014 at 8:18 am

Thank you for the wonderfully simple recipe…I think my grand-daughters (ages 4 & 5) will have to make these on Friday!

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7 Andrea April 16, 2014 at 9:16 am

Wow this is amazing! So simple to make and delicious. The best part is that I am often looking for desserts I can offer that are gluten free and this is perfect. Everyone can enjoy it! I might have to make a couple “test” truffles tonight ;)

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8 Kris E. April 16, 2014 at 11:20 am

For an even richer smoother chocolate coating, melt 1/2 chocolate chips and 1/2 butterscotch chips. Great taste!

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9 Debbie @ http://kidsbibledebjackson.blogspot.com/ April 16, 2014 at 12:53 pm

These look so good, I can’t wait to make them! Pinned it and thanks for sharing!

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10 Elise April 16, 2014 at 6:47 pm

I am pretty much the opposite of you. I grew up disliking chocolate, and absolutely LOVE it now. :)
These look so amazingly delicious! I’ve always used cream in truffles, making a sort of ganache – but I bet these are richer.

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11 Mindie Hilton April 16, 2014 at 11:13 pm

Those look wonderful!

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12 heather April 17, 2014 at 11:13 am

chocolate and cream cheese…what seriously could go wrong? these look totally awesome! of course, I shouldn’t make them, or I would eat the entire batch :)

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13 Roos April 17, 2014 at 1:46 pm

Just love this recipe!!! I bought some lovely eastereggmolds for making chocolate eastereggs last year and I coated them with chocolate and then stuffed them with this stuffing. They are delicious :-D. Thanx!!!

Roos from the Netherlands

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14 Quinetta April 18, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Do you prefer not to sweeten the cream cheese? thanks for sharing.

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15 Merissa April 18, 2014 at 12:42 pm

I feel like the chocolate chips make them sweet enough. If you are thinking about adding sugar I would definitely try them without sugar first and see what you think :)

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16 Noreen April 20, 2014 at 12:31 am

This looks super easy – and even slightly nutritious! Thanks for the great idea.

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17 fresh truffles April 21, 2014 at 2:46 am

That was wonderful idea and very simple one that can be done in no time. I would like to hear from you in future with more yummy recipes of truffles. I personally like chocolate truffles :)

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18 Caitlin April 21, 2014 at 7:52 am

these sound delicious and so easy to make!

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19 Joybee April 21, 2014 at 1:47 pm

Yum these sound delicious (and easy) I can’t wait to try them. Thanks for sharing on Great Idea Thursdays.

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20 Simple Nature Decor April 21, 2014 at 9:00 pm

This is divine! I’m on a diet and allowed to eat chocolate.. looking for a good recipe and this is perfect!

Thanks
Maria

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21 Stephanie April 22, 2014 at 12:27 pm

These look absolutely delicious! I’m pinning now and can’t wait to try them. I would love for you to link up this recipe to my Tasty Tuesday recipe link party here!

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22 Debbie Caraballo April 22, 2014 at 4:12 pm

I actually made these many years ago, one Christmas…and they were some of the most delicious truffles I’ve ever had! So easy, but so good. I didn’t dip mine, but rolled them in powdered sugar and finely chopped nuts. The cocoa powder was a bit bitter for me! Thanks for this reminder- will have to make them again!

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23 Alexis April 22, 2014 at 7:03 pm

OMG! How easy this is! I will HAVE to try these!! Thank you for sharing with us at What We Eat Wednesday‘s link up! I’ve also pinned this recipe on my WWEW board! Don’t forget to come back every week with your new or old recipes!

Alexis ♥ Laugh. Eat. Learn.

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24 Alexis April 22, 2014 at 8:19 pm

By the way, I’m featuring you in tomorrow’s What We Eat Wednesday! Please join us again tomorrow. :P

Alexis at Laugh. Eat. Learn.

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25 Cindy @ Hun... What's for Dinner? April 23, 2014 at 3:32 pm

What a fabulously simple truffle recipe. Thanks again for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

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26 Crystal Storms April 24, 2014 at 4:00 pm

These look delicious. I have the chocolate chips. Now I just need some cream cheese : )

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27 Crystal Duncan (@FindingCrystal) April 25, 2014 at 1:22 am

Oh my gosh. I need this pinned ASAP. I love cream cheese. Look forward to reading more!

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28 Betsy @ BPhotoArt April 25, 2014 at 7:00 am

Oh, love how you used cream cheese in these. I am pinning this for later! (Thanks for visiting Happiness is Homemade, hope to have you link up next week!)

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29 Pam April 25, 2014 at 1:49 pm

Oh YUM! These look so good Merissa.. I am so happy you linked them up to Dare to Share. I definitely want to give them a try. I also wanted to let you know that you are the Dare to Share Feature of the Day. :)

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30 Krista Low April 25, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Seriously! Oh my goodness do these look amazing. I have come to find that simple is not only good, it is soooo good! I am counting days for an excuse to try these :) You are a Fabulous Feature!

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31 Andi @ The Weary Chef April 25, 2014 at 9:42 pm

Wow these look amazing! I can’t believe you only need so few ingredients, and they look like they are from a fine candy store. I really want to try this recipe! I’m so glad you shared it with us at Saturday Night Fever :) Pinned!

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32 Kelley @Miss Information April 26, 2014 at 3:17 am

These look great! Easy is always a plus. Thanks for linking up at Cook it! Craft it! Share it!

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33 Laura@Baking in Pyjamas April 27, 2014 at 1:05 pm

These look delicious, I love how they are made with just two ingredients! Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great weekend!!

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34 Susan W May 2, 2014 at 2:14 pm

Amazing – these would make a great gift! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing with your friends at the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop!

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35 Jill May 4, 2014 at 9:04 pm

Oh my goodness, I have a weakness for truffles, the thought of a peanut butter truffle makes me weak in my knees! I am pinning this!

Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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36 Barbara June 25, 2014 at 2:13 pm

I followed this recipe and after I made the cream cheese/chocolate chips mixture into balls and put them in the frig for a while they did not harden. I used 8 oz of Kraft Cream Cheese and 1/3 cup of Toll House chocolate chips. Very hard to coat the balls with the remaining melted chocolate chips too. Very disappointing and waste of ingredients…

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37 Merissa June 25, 2014 at 4:57 pm

Hmmm, I’ve not have that issue with this recipe. Did you leave them in the fridge for a good amount of time and was your kitchen really warm when you took them out? They will warm up quickly if the kitchen is warm. Sorry you are having trouble!

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38 Jenny Parker August 31, 2014 at 10:45 pm

I made these tonight for my family and they were such a success! Everyone loved them, and my mom said they tasted like chocolate cheesecake.

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39 Tania December 8, 2014 at 3:41 pm

Hi :) I just wanted to know what kind of chocolate chips? Semi-sweet or milk chocolate??

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40 Merissa December 9, 2014 at 7:59 am

You can use either. I generally use a semi-sweet since they seem to stay a bit firmer in the finish product :)

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41 Tania December 9, 2014 at 8:34 am

Thank you :) I will take your advice :)

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42 Mary Jo December 13, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Do they have to stay refrigerated? I would love to make them for gifts.

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43 Merissa December 13, 2014 at 4:37 pm

They do need to stay refrigerated.

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