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Almond Truffles

Sweet and nutty homemade truffles are as easy as can be with this Chocolate Almond Truffle recipe! Learn how to make truffles at home and impress everyone with these delicious candies.

Love almond desserts? These Almond Bars are a reader favorite as well as a family favorite treat! Or give my homemade Cool Whip Candy recipe a try this holiday.

Bowl of almond truffles dipped in white chocolate and christmas chocolate.

I’ve been obsessed with chocolate truffles every time the holiday season rolls around. Almond truffles are no exception!

I can’t help it. They are beautiful. Delicious. And easy to eat! Plus, there are so many flavor possibilities!

These almond truffles are one of my absolute favorites.

Rich chocolate almond center, surrounded by crunchy almonds then dipped for a crunchy white chocolate coating.

How to Make Truffles

You’ll be surprised how easy it is to make truffles at home! It required no special candy making skills or equipment.

With this method, you melt and cool milk chocolate, roll it into balls with chopped almonds and dip into melted white chocolate.

To make these festive for the holidays, I also drizzled the chocolate almond truffles with melted red and green candy. You could leave them step out or substitute other colors for different occasions.

FAVORITE TRUFFLES: Buttercream Truffles | Cookie Dough Truffles

A batch of homemade almond truffles makes a wonderful gift, party favor or addition to your dessert table. They’re just fancy enough for a special occasion but easy enough to make anytime you have a chocolate craving!

These truffles use just a few ingredients, including milk and white chocolate and chocolate almonds, so there’s no need to run all over the grocery store either.

One thing to note about how to make truffles: This recipe is EASY but isn’t quick. Between each step there’s a bit of wait time while you let the ingredients cool and while you let the finished truffles set.

The good news is that most of that time is hands off! Make this recipe on a weekend when you have a few hours to be in and out of the kitchen.

If you have kids around, this is a fun one to let them help with. They’ll have fun rolling the chocolate into the nuts and adding the colors!

Easy Instructions

Step by step photos showing how to make almond truffles.

Here’s how I make my homemade chocolate truffles:

MELT THE CHOCOLATE:

Combine milk chocolate and heavy cream in a sauce pan and melt until smooth. Then you pour the melted chocolate into a separate bowl, add almond extract and beat everything together.

CHILL:

Pour the melted chocolate into a mixing bowl and add almond extract. Beat on low until smooth. This takes about 1 to 2 minutes depending on the strength of your mixer.

Now, cover and refrigerate the whole mixture for 2 hours. This helps the chocolate firm up enough to form into the truffle shape!

FORM TRUFFLES: 

Scoop mixture into small 3/4 inch balls. A measuring spoon is great for this! Roll those balls in the chopped almonds then place on a cookie sheet to freeze.

DIP IN CHOCOLATE:

Photos showing how to dip almond truffles.

Melt the white chocolate in the microwave or double boiler. Using a toothpick, dip each truffle in the white chocolate, tapping the side of the bowl to remove the excess.

Allow the truffles to set on cookie sheet before drizzling with candy melts for that pop of color! Let  them sit for 15 minutes before eating.

How to Store Homemade Truffles

If you’ll be eating these within a couple of days, you can keep them in an airtight container at room temperature.

Depending on the temperature of your house, you may want to keep the container in the fridge so they don’t get too softy and melty.

Then again, they’re pretty delicious when they’re soft and melty!

Almond truffles are a great candy to freeze! If you’re making these in advance, store them in a ziploc bag in the freezer for up to a month.

Make sure the truffles don’t touch when you put them in the bag! 

Let them thaw for a bit at room temperature before eating. Or, if you’re a person who loves frozen candy bars, go right ahead and pop one of these chocolate almond truffles into your mouth while it’s still frozen!

I, however, like my truffles best when they’re firm enough to hold their shape but melt in your mouth. The velvety white chocolate, sweet milk chocolate and crunchy almonds are an absolutely perfect combo.

Almond truffles on wooden board with red and green chocolate drizzle.

Tips and Tricks

  • Keep mess to a minimum by lining your cookie sheet with parchment paper before placing the truffles on them. That way, there will be no melted chocolate to scrub off the pan and you can spend more time eating truffles!
  • This recipe will work with other kinds of nuts too like walnuts, pecans or peanuts. I happen to love almonds and chocolate together the very best.
  • The candy melt drizzle is optional and mostly for aesthetic purposes. If you don’t have candy melt or prefer not to use it, you can still make these truffles without.

Recipe FAQ

Can I make this truffle recipe with a different kind of nut?

Yes, this truffle recipe would be delicious made with walnuts, pecans or peanuts too!

What are candy melts?

Candy melts are wafers created especially for melting and decorating desserts like these truffles. They come in all kinds of colors making it super easy to add a beautiful finishing touch to all kinds of homemade candies.
I used red and green Wilton candy melts for Christmas. Feel free to change up the color of the melts for other occasions!

Why don’t my truffles hold their shape when dipped in chocolate?

Your truffles are probably not holding their shape because they haven’t been chilled long enough. Make sure to refrigerate the mixture for a full 2 hours before forming it into balls.
If the truffles still aren’t holding together, chill for another 30 minutes and try again.

Could these be made with a milk chocolate coating?

Yes, you could use a milk chocolate candy coating for dipping the almond truffles if preferred. The white does look prettier with the red and white drizzle in my opinion!

Almond truffles in white bowl with christmas lights in background.

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Yield: 24 truffles

Almond Truffles

Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 45 minutes

Sweet and nutty homemade truffles are as easy as can be with this Chocolate Almond Truffle recipe! Learn how to make truffles at home and impress everyone with these delicious candies.

Ingredients

  • 12 oz milk chocolate
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream
  • ¾ tsp almond extract
  • ⅓ cup almonds, chopped
  • 16 oz white chocolate, melted
  • ¼ cup red/green candy melts

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan, melt milk chocolate with heavy cream until smooth. Remove and cool about 15 minutes.
  2. Pour into a mixing bowl and add almond extract. Beat on low until smooth (about 1-2 minutes). Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours.
  3. Scoop mixture into small ¾ inch balls, roll in chopped almonds and freeze on parchment lined cookie sheet for about one hour.
  4. Using a toothpick, dip each truffle in melted white chocolate. Tap side of bowl to remove excess. Allow to set on cookie sheet for 30 minutes. Drizzle with melted red and green chocolate candy melts. Set 15 minutes and enjoy. Store in airtight container or freeze in ziploc for future use.

Notes

  • Keep mess to a minimum by lining your cookie sheet with parchment paper before placing the truffles on them. That way, there will be no melted chocolate to scrub off the pan and you can spend more time eating truffles!
  • This recipe will work with other kinds of nuts too like walnuts, pecans or peanuts. I happen to love almonds and chocolate together the very best.
  • The candy melt drizzle is optional and mostly for aesthetic purposes. If you don't have candy melt or prefer not to use it, you can still make these truffles without.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 208Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 38mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 20gProtein: 3g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on December 17, 2020

Comments & Reviews

  1. We love truffles at home especially my kids so imagine their excitement when I made them truffles using this recipe. It did not disappoint, they absolutely loved it! Thank you for this awesome recipe!

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  5. I had just been wondering if freezing truffles would allow me to do the melted chocolate coating. These truffles look amazing and I see you have other truffle variations on your site as well!

  6. Your truffles are gorgeous and festive. I love truffles. I am not feeling any guilt until the 26 th. wish I could enjoy a few of these.

  7. What a beautiful presentation. They look delicious! We have a pimento cheese quiche appetizer this week. Delcious. Come over and visit. Merry Christmas!

  8. Oh my gosh! So delicious. You’re killing me this week. Thanks for linking to Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

  9. I like to make truffles too! I think it is because they are so much smaller so I think that I can eat twice as many and not feel guilty:-) I love the red and green drizzle on these…so festive!

  10. truffles are popping up everywhere! I need to get my hands dirty and make some 🙂 this looks great — the combination of rich chocolate and almonds are so good sounding!

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