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Quick and Easy

Chocolate Surprise Truffles


2 hours 35 minutes
Skill Level
36 truffles

The easy part is making this rich chocolate truffle recipe. The hard part is deciding what to put at the center. We recommend nuts, mint or candied cherries, but there are plenty of surprise fillings to choose from!

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
35 minutes
Chill Time
2 hours


  • 1/2 cup
    unsalted butter (1 stick) , softened
  • 2-1/2 cups
    powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1/4 cup
    whipping creme
  • 1-1/2 tsps
    vanilla extract
  • 36
    pecan halves, after-dinner mints, whole candied cherries, whole almonds or walnut halves
  • 1/2 cup
    powdered sugar, sweetened coconut flakes or chopped nuts

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
mixing bowl mixing bowl
mixer mixer
measuring cups measuring cups
rubber scraper rubber scraper
bowl bowl
refrigerator refrigerator

Beat butter in large bowl until creamy. Stir together powdered sugar and cocoa; add to butter mixture alternately with whipping cream and vanilla, blending well. Refrigerate until firm.


Shape small amount of mixture around desired center; roll into 36 equal balls (about 1-inch each). Drop into desired coating, turning until well covered. Refrigerate until firm.


Add colored sugar to powdered sugar coating for a bit of sparkle.

Variation: Add 1/2 teaspoon rum extract, decrease vanilla to 1 teaspoon.

Additional questions?