Easy Crunchy Crusted Chocolate Truffles Recipe

Our take on classic chocolate truffles. Make these bad boys dairy or dairy free.

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Joanne Adirim

Founder & Executive Pastry Chef

MAR 22, 2022

For 25 years, Joanne has served as the Founder and Executive Pastry Chef at Hannahmax Baking. Known for her best in class reputation, Joanne and her baking company have crafted gourmet desserts for fine dining establishments, coffee cafes, hotels, & grocery companies across North America. In 2022, she launched the Cookie Chips® Baking Mix, a cookie mix that's shaking up home baking with its bakery quality results. In From The Pastry Kitchen, she shares her industry earned expertise with the home baking community.

These ultra creamy, dark chocolate truffles are coated with crushed crunchy chocolate chip cookies. Yum.

Only use the best of the best chocolate for this. We used Valrhona Equatoriale 55%, but there are lots of amazing choices out there. On the professional scene, there are key brands like Valrhona, Callebaut, Barry Callebaut, and Guittard. I source these chocolates and more at World Wide Chocolate.

What are chocolate truffles?

Practically speaking, chocolate truffles are a type of spherical chocolate confectionery traditionally made with chocolate ganache, coated with cocoa powder, dipped in dark chocolate, and then topped with chopped nuts or coconut. This unique chocolate truffle recipe calls for a crushed chocolate chip cookie crust.

According Santa Barbara Chocolate's "What are chocolate truffles" article, the classic chocolate truffle recipe can be traced back to a small town on the outskirts of Paris, France.  "It is said that while making the usual Christmas chocolate treats, which he [French patisserie Louis DuFour] was making on Christmas eve 1895 in Chambray France, Louis decided he wanted to surprise his customers with something creative and new. In order to pursue this, he made up an exquisite chocolate ganache which he shaped into small spheres. He then rolled the ganache spheres up in Cocoa powder to make them easier to touch and not have melt completely in one's hand. As a result of this creativity, his surprise creation became a delicacy everyone wanted." Read on and let's learn how to make chocolate truffles.

If you don’t want to bother with this, head over to Whole Foods or any store that has high quality chocolate. Look for quality dark chocolate bars that you can chop. It’s a good sign when the chocolate package says 70% - 72%, or anything in that range, a little higher or even a little lower. 

The best thing to do is to buy a bar of chocolate that appeals to you. Taste it and see if it melts smoothly in your mouth and on your tongue. If you like the flavor and the texture is smooth, its a good signs that you will like the chocolate truffles you make.

The ganache comes together with a combination of chocolate and heated heavy cream. Vegans and dairy free people can easily substitute whole coconut cream for the dairy cream.

This easy chocolate truffle recipe is super delicious and makes the perfect after dinner delight to serve to friends and family.

Enough of that, let's get baking!

My Easy Crunchy Crusted Chocolate Truffle Recipe

Crush up the chocolate chip Cookie Chips® for the truffle topping.
Scoop out the ganache and space your chocolate balls evenly on a sheet pan.
Coat the chocolate truffle balls with your crunchy chocolate chip cookie crust.


 Cookie Chips® Baking Mix | Chocolate Chip, baked & crushed - 1 bag.

• Heavy whipping cream or coconut cream - ½ cup or 4 fl oz.

• Dark chocolate - 8 oz.

• Kosher salt (not coarse) - a pinch.

To Make

1. Chop chocolate and place in a heat resistant bowl. Set aside.

2. In a small saucepan, heat cream with a pinch of salt just until it comes to a simmer. Remove from heat.

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3. Pour hot cream over chocolate and let it sit for several minutes to melt the chocolate.

4. Whisk the chocolate or stir it gently with a spatula until it completely emulsifies and no cream is remaining.

5. Allow it to cool completely at room temperature or you can refrigerate it to firm up.

6. When the ganache is firm, with a small spoon or melon baller, scoop small balls of the chocolate ganache.

7. Roll each portion into a round ball.

8. Placed the crushed cookie chips in a bowl or on a plate. Roll the ganache in the Cookie Chips® crumbs until fully coated with a crust.

9. Keep truffles in the refrigerator in an airtight container. You can serve the truffles from the refrigerator.

10. Keeps in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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Deliciously easy chocolate truffle balls coated in crunchy chocolate chip cookie crumbs. Quick, easy, party pleaser.

Crispy crunchy cookies in 15 minutes.

Make bakery quality, thin & crispy cookies in 15 minutes. These pastry chef crafted, easy bake Cookie Chips® are so delicious.

Like everything that I bake, this mix uses artisan, non GMO, simple ingredients, and no artificial junk.

Let's get baking!

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