Truffes Au Paprika (Deviled Chocolate Truffles)

Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Sinfully delicious chocolates with a little kick. Cooking time includes cooling/chilling time.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 5 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1 12 ounces prunes
  • 1 ounce armagnac (or other brandy)
  • 12 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 12 tablespoon paprika, sweet (or mild)


  1. Warm the Armagnac and soak the pitted and roughly chopped prunes in the brandy until they are soft.
  2. Melt the chocolate.
  3. Bring the cream just to a boil and take off heat and mix into the melted chocolate.
  4. Allow to cool.
  5. Finely chop the prunes and add the prunes and any unabsorbed brandy into the cooled chocolate mixture.
  6. Chill until firm but not hard.
  7. Mix the cocoa powder and paprika on a flat plate.
  8. Roll the chocolate mixture into small balls and roll each ball in the cocoa/paprika mixture.
  9. Store in a cool place.
  10. Note: the yield depends upon the size of truffle you prefer.
Most Helpful

Loved these! Armagnac soaked prunes, wow! Not too sweet, but mine were just a tad too soft even after chilling them overnight, so might reduce cream a bit next time.

rosslare December 16, 2010

thank you chefkate for a divine recipe! these were so easy to make and taste heavenly although I thought my brother in law would give his a re-appearance when i told him there were prunes in it!!! i got about 50 teaspoon truffles out of this and needed about double the quantities of cocoa and paprika for the rolling.

Jaydee March 14, 2006