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Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Truffles Recipe

Updated on June 28, 2017
Truffle fans will love these delicious homemade Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Truffles.
Truffle fans will love these delicious homemade Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Truffles. | Source


If you love dark chocolate and the nutty taste of fresh, roasted almond butter, you’ll want to try this simple recipe for making delicious Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Truffles.

Ingredients for Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Truffles
Ingredients for Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Truffles | Source

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Roasted Almond Butter
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2/3 teaspoon Salt, (if using unsalted almond butter)
  • 1 1/2 cups Semi-Sweet or Dark Chocolate Morsels
  • 1/4 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

You'll Also Need:

  • Wax Paper
  • 2 Baking Sheets or Baking Pans
  • Medium Size Mixing Bowl
  • Medium Saucepan
  • Metal Spoon
  • Dinner Plate or Bowl
  • Measuring Cups and Measuring Spoons
  • Truffle Scoop (optional)

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Instructions

  1. Thoroughly mix room temperature roasted almond butter and salt in a bowl. If the almond butter you’re using is already salted, don’t add the additional salt.
  2. Blend in the powdered sugar until the mixture is solid enough to roll into balls that easily hold their shape. You may need more or less powdered sugar depending on the consistency of the almond butter you’re using.
  3. Line two baking sheets or baking pans with wax paper.
  4. Make 1” to 1 ½” balls with the almond butter mixture either rolling them by hand or using a truffle scoop.
  5. Place balls neatly on a wax paper lined baking sheet or pan.
  6. Put in the freezer for 20 minutes so they’ll be more solid for the next step.
  7. Melt chocolate morsels in a medium-sized saucepan on very low heat.
  8. When completely melted, drop the almond butter balls, one at a time, into the chocolate. Use a metal spoon to gently roll and cover the ball with chocolate.
  9. Use the spoon to remove the ball from the chocolate, letting the excess chocolate drip back into the pan. Neatly place the truffle on a wax paper lined baking sheet or pan.
  10. Continue this process until all almond butter balls are done.
  11. Put ¼” cup of unsweetened cocoa powder on a dinner plate or bowl.
  12. When the chocolate coating on the truffles is nearly dry and you’re able to pick the truffle up without disturbing the chocolate, gently roll the truffle in the unsweetened cocoa powder to give it a powdery finish as shown in the photos.

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Yields: Approximately 36 truffles

Tips:

  • These taste best when they’re made with freshly ground roasted almond butter. You can find it in some grocery stores and at many health food stores.
  • You can use semi-sweet or dark chocolate morsels of any brand.
  • This recipe can easily be cut in half or doubled to make more or less truffles.
  • Store truffles lightly covered in a cool, dry place.
  • It’s best not to freeze them because it dries them out.
  • If you need to store them in the freezer, put them in tightly covered container.

Roll the almond butter mixture into balls and freeze for about 20 minutes.
Roll the almond butter mixture into balls and freeze for about 20 minutes. | Source
Melt chocolate morsels in a saucepan on very low heat.
Melt chocolate morsels in a saucepan on very low heat. | Source
Use a spoon to roll the almond butter ball in the melted chocolate.
Use a spoon to roll the almond butter ball in the melted chocolate. | Source
Set truffles on wax paper and wait until the chocolate coating is mostly dry before you roll them in the cocoa powder.
Set truffles on wax paper and wait until the chocolate coating is mostly dry before you roll them in the cocoa powder. | Source
Roll truffles in unsweetened cocoa powder to give them a nice finish.
Roll truffles in unsweetened cocoa powder to give them a nice finish. | Source
Arrange truffles on a plate or your favorite serving tray.
Arrange truffles on a plate or your favorite serving tray. | Source
It's easier than you think to make fresh, gourmet truffles at home.
It's easier than you think to make fresh, gourmet truffles at home. | Source

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      Ceres Schwarz 4 years ago

      This recipe for the dark chocolate almond butter truffles looks really good. Your many images of the truffles makes it looks so delicious and tasty. Now I want to have some. This doesn't seem all that hard to make. And your other images of the process of making these truffles really help to visualize things for the readers that plan to try out this recipe.

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      carolynkaye 4 years ago from USA

      Thanks, Ceres. Yeah, they are really easy to make and don't take much time. I appreciate your comments :)

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      Riviera Rose 4 years ago from South of France

      These look sensational - and I've been reading lately about the health properties in combining nuts and dark chocolate. I've found almond butter in my local health store and wondered what to do with it - so really, I need to try these!

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      carolynkaye 4 years ago from USA

      Thanks, Riviera Rose. Yeah, they are probably a little healthier than your average truffle and there's not all that much sugar. I like them because they're not too sweet.

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      Averil 4 years ago from St Ambroise, Finistere, France

      Thank you for sharing this recipe, your instructions look easy to follow and the pictures are fabulous, I will definitely be trying these

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      carolynkaye 4 years ago from USA

      Thanks for your comments, tuttut bisous :) Much appreciated.

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      allisonlawrence 4 years ago from Kansas

      These look incredible! Thanks for sharing.

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      Brenda 4 years ago from Springfield, MO

      I was looking for treat to give my vegan friends, and this looks like it will do the trick. They look really good, Thanks for the share.

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      carolynkaye 4 years ago from USA

      Thanks, WhatToCook. I appreciate your comments.

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      I better hide this recipe from my wife. She loves truffles. I don't really like getting my hands messy from the cocoa powder.

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      Patricia Scott 12 months ago from sunny Florida

      Yes, please. Pass me a few of these, right now!!! This recipe will get me in trouble for sure.

      A really great truffle is a wonderful thing...and this looks like it belongs in the wonderful category.

      Angels are on the way to you this evening ps

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      Linda Crampton 4 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Your truffles look delicious! I love the taste combination of roasted almond butter and chocolate, so I'm sure that I would enjoy this recipe. The truffles would be a great gift for Valentine's Day.

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      carolynkaye 4 months ago from USA

      Thanks, AliciaC! I've always loved peanut butter & chocolate, so these are similar but with more intense flavors. Thanks for your comments :)

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