Super Simple Chocolate Truffles

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.

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!)

Simple Chocolate Truffles

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. πŸ™‚

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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.

Simple Chocolate Truffles

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

Want to watch me make these truffles? Here’s a quick video with the step by step instructions!

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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73 Comments

  1. That looks like my kind of baking πŸ™‚ I keep meaning to make these, I think I am just worried I will eat them all…

  2. 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!

    1. 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.

    2. 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

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

  4. 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 πŸ˜‰

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

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

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

  8. 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 πŸ™‚

  9. 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

    1. 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 πŸ™‚

  10. 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 πŸ™‚

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

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

    Thanks
    Maria

  13. 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!

  14. 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!

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

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

  17. 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!)

  18. 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. πŸ™‚

  19. 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 πŸ™‚ You are a Fabulous Feature!

  20. 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 πŸ™‚ Pinned!

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

  22. 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!!

  23. 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!

  24. 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!

  25. 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…

    1. 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!

  26. 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.

    1. Tania,
      Thanks so much for asking. I am in the middle of these right now, scrolling down hoping someone had asked that question!

  27. Visiting from the Weekend Link. These trufflles look delicious. A good treat for after school or late night sweet. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Happy New Year! Linda

  28. what an interesting recipe – never thought of using cream cheese. Happy 2015 and saying bonjour via the create with joy link up from me

  29. These look so simple and scrumptiousβ€”I can’t wait to try them! πŸ™‚ Your post has been selected to be featured on Family Fun Fridayβ€”just stop by my blog to grab your “Featured” button (on Thursday, January 8 I will share your post and the button). I am the new recipe hostess. Thanks for sharing this lovely post at the Linky Party!

  30. These look AMAZING! I’m going to have to try these soon. I liked this post so much I decided to make it one of my features at the next Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop! Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe with us!

  31. Oh my goodness these sound ah-mazing!

    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!

  32. F Y I. Hershey makes chocolate chips in flavors. I went to Hershey, Pa. And brought home chips in mint, raspberry and one other that I can’t remember but they were to die for! I am sure that you aren’t going to run to Hershey right away but you can order then online. Not expensive either! ! Have fun! !

  33. These look amazing!! Hope you stop by and share your stuff on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday Link Party !! It is still going on! I would love to have you!

  34. Hi, I’m making some of these this weekend.
    My favorite featured at this Turn it Up Tuesday!
    Thanks so much for sharing:)

  35. My little chocolate lover would be drooling over these! Thanks for linking up at the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop! We hope you join us again next week!

  36. Wow, I can’t believe how simple they are. I would love to try this recipe and see how they taste. My kids would love that. Visiting from Turn It Tuesday!

    Have a great day!

  37. I love how easy these are and will definitely give them a try. I’m pinning so I’ll remember. Visiting from HMCW.

  38. I didn’t even have to read it at first. I just saw the pix and Pinned. Because I love nothing more than a good truffle. THEN I read it. Oh so good and can’t wait to try. Over from Pam’s blog hop!
    Carol

  39. I love truffles and they are so easy to make. I had made some for Christmas and frozen them. We were so disappointed to find the freezer door open the next day and we had to throw them out. Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday Linkup. Pinned to our linkup board and tweeted.

  40. Oh, they sound absolutely delicious!

    If you have time, I would love for you to come and share this post over at the Really Crafty link party that is live right now!

  41. That looks so yummy! I am going to have to try the recipe. Thanks so much for sharing this at last week’s Friday Favorites Party. I chose it as one of this week’s features. I hope you will come back and party with us again this week.

  42. These sound so amazing!!

    I would love for you to share this at my Facebook Group for Recipes, Crafts, and Tips and Tricks!!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  43. I have the truffles in fridge. It was so easy. I am thinking next time sprinkling them with cocoa or roll them in chocolate sprinkles. I love your recipes. Because of limited bandwidth I don’t watch a lot of online videos. If you ever decide to put all of your recipes and videos on a DVD and sell it, please let me know. Thank you.

  44. Thank you so, so, so much for sharing this, I know it was a few years ago now but I am glad I stumbled across this. I have one question, can this be made with white chocolate? I have so many ideas for flavouring and colouring, but would like to know that white chocolate is possible.