Chocolates and candy are delicious, but there is nothing like the smooth, creamy decadence of truffles. Truffles are a type of candy that are little balls of heaven. They’re named after the mushroom because of their classic shape, but that’s where the similarities end.
There are many kinds of truffles though most are usually made with chocolate. The center can be creamy chocolate, ganache, buttercream, nut butter or fruit. Then the candies are coated with cocoa powder, chocolate, chopped nuts or coconut.
Of course, you can get as creative as you want. Change up the types of nuts and nut butters – peanut butter is great but try macadamia butter, cashew butter, pistachios or pecans. Add fruit, superfoods, coconut or anything you like. Coat the truffles with deep, dark chocolate. Read How to Temper Chocolate and Fix It When It Goes Wrong. Then get step-by-step instructions for How to Make Melt-in-Your-Mouth Vegan Truffles. Once you’ve got the basics down, you’ll be ready to make these 20 types of truffles that will have your mouth watering and your taste buds dancing with glee.
1. Raspberry Filled Chocolate Coconut Truffles
These Raspberry Filled Chocolate Coconut Truffles have it all. They’re beautiful, sophisticated, impressive, and most importantly: delicious! Fluffy coconut is stuffed with gooey raspberry jam and the whole affair is covered in chocolate. Complete decadence. Plus, nobody will ever guess that these candies are ridiculously easy to make, contain only five main ingredients, and are under $5.00 for the entire batch.
2. Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles
These Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles are luxurious, indulgent, melt-in-your-mouth, bite-sized treats. Made with nondairy milk and dark chocolate, these are smooth, velvety, and intensely chocolatey. The most bittersweet part is when you’ve eaten them all.
3. Raw Coconut and Brazil Nut Truffles
These Raw Coconut and Brazil Nut Truffles will steal your heart. The filling has an incredibly rich, creamy flavor that complements the chocolate coating so well, you’ll have to resist eating them all in one sitting. It’s a deliciously sweet dessert that tastes absolutely indulgent!
4. Homemade Bounty Candy Bars
If you like Bounty candy bars, you’ll love these Homemade Bounty Candy Bars. It’s homemade candy made with nothing but the good stuff. These little truffles have a rich coconut filling and chocolatey coating. They are the best possible treat for all of you lovers of chocolate and coconut out there — and they only take five ingredients.
5. Peanut Butter and Cardamom Truffles
Make your truffles unique by trying a new flavor. The distinct taste of cardamom stands out in these decadent Peanut Butter and Cardamom Truffles. Coated with crunchy roasted peanuts, these little bites are great for gift-giving – or you can keep them all to yourself. We totally understand.
6. Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles
Sweet and salty is one of the very best taste combinations. These five-ingredient Peanut Butter and Pretzel Truffles will excite both those taste buds. There is smooth peanut butter, crunchy, salty pretzels and rich chocolate. All of your senses will be in heaven when you taste these treats.
7. Healthy “Raffaello”
These Healthy “Raffaello” candy-inspired truffles are made with wholesome, natural ingredients. Salty, crunchy almonds are wrapped in soft, creamy and sweet coconut “dough.” You’ll be hooked before you can say “coconut almond truffle.”
8. Lemon Lavender Truffle Bites
Lemon is one of the most versatile fruits and it pairs well with so many flavors. These Lemon-Lavender Truffle Bites are bright and zesty from lemon with a floral note from the lavender. Made with cashews and coconut, even chocolate lovers will be reaching for a second one of these treats.
9. 3-Ingredient Oreo Chocolate Truffles
You are just three ingredients away from chocolate decadence heaven. These Oreo Chocolate Truffles are one of the easiest and most delicious vegan treats you could possibly make. Oreos get crushed and mixed with chocolate and coconut milk to make these irresistible truflles. These are a definite crowd-pleaser!
10. Pumpkin Peanut Butter Truffles
The combination of chocolate and peanut butter is pretty much perfect but you can make it even better. How? With pumpkin! One bite of these Pumpkin Peanut Butter Truffles and you’ll know it’s true. There’s rich, creamy peanut butter, cozy maple syrup, and homemade pumpkin-kissed chocolate. They totally melt in your mouth and they only take five minutes to make.
11. Orange Pecan Truffles
These Orange Pecan Truffles have so many layers of flavor! First you taste the sharpness of the orange zest, then comes the rich flavor of the pecans, and it’s finished by the sweet taste of the dates and cinnamon. You could add chocolate but these are delicious just as they are.
12. 4-Ingredient Chocolate Caramel Truffles
Be prepared to indulge but we are warning you, it may be hard to stop! If you have a sweet tooth, you can satisfy it with four simple ingredients. That’s all you need to make these Vegan Chocolate Caramel Truffles. It’s so simple to make these chewy, gooey, sweet, and chocolately treats.
13. Peanut Butter Mousse Truffles
They say first impressions are the most important. These Peanut Butter Mousse Truffles will definitely make a great impression on anyone. They are ultra-light, creamy, peanut butter clouds. With simple, plant-based ingredients, these easy-to-make treats will leave a lasting impression.
14. Pistachio-Chocolate Truffles
Go green with these Pistachio-Chocolate Truffles. They’re healthy, chewy, and decadent. It tastes like you’re eating a rich chocolate, but really you’re eating dates and cocoa powder. These beauties are gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and vegan. Add some booze or not. These truffles make it so easy being green.
15. Raw Vegan Brownie Truffles
Brownies are moist and delicious, but when they’re turned into truffles, the result is amazing. These Brownie Truffles are raw, vegan, gluten-free and super-duper-easy. What could be better than a rich chocolate ganache mixed with chopped cashews and walnuts? Absolutely nothing!
16. Almond Maple Crunch Truffles
These Almond Maple Crunch Truffles are absolutely addictive. They have a raw almond butter base, sweetened by dates and maple, with crunchy buckwheat included. Then they are bathed in dark chocolate. You need to make a lot of these because you won’t be able to stop at just one.
17. Warming Cardamom Chocolate Truffles
These Warming Cardamom Chocolate Truffles are going to be your new favorite treat. They have a crunchy texture thanks to the sprouted buckwheat, a subtle hint of cayenne heat and a delicious floral aroma thanks to the cardamom. Did you know that this Indian spice can fight free radicals? Now you can enjoy your chocolate truffles and get glowing skin too. Sounds like a win-win to us.
18. Chocolate Macadamia Nut Butter Truffles
Let these Chocolate Macadamia Nut Butter Truffles bring out your creative side. All of the truffles are filled with chocolate and macadamia/cashew butter. The toppings are totally up to you. Coat some with dark chocolate, others with chopped hazelnuts and maybe a few with toasted coconut. Lay out all the possible toppings and have a truffle party. Best. Party. Ever.
19. Pumpkin Truffles
These Pumpkin Truffles only have four ingredients so they’re great as last minute party snacks or a mouth-watering treat. They come together in an instant and taste amazingly rich and sweet with no additional sugar. Healthy and delicious are a priceless combination.
20. Lavender-Infused Cocoa Dusted Truffles
Get ready to relax. Slip on something comfortable, put on soothing music, and bite into one of these Lavender-Infused Cocoa Dusted Truffles. The lavender infuses flavor and a lovely aroma into these ambrosial and heavenly chocolate delights. You’ll feel like you’ve been transported to a five-star spa.
Let your creative juices flow and create truffles that are decadent, rich, and delicious. These recipes prove you can put tons of amazing flavor into just one bite.
Lead image source: Peanut Butter and Pretzel Truffles
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