Hazelnut Chocolate Nutella Truffles

"Haven't tried these as yet, they look like a good treat to make for the holidays. Prep time includes chilling time."
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Ready In:
25 truffles (approx)


  • 12 cup whipping cream (unwhipped)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon corn syrup
  • 9 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons nutella chocolate hazelnut spread

  • 6 ounces chocolate
  • 5 ounces skinned and toasted hazelnuts, finely chopped


  • Mix cream butter and corn syrup together in a saucepan.
  • Place over medium heat and bring to a full boil; turn off heat.
  • Add in 9 ounces of chopped chocolate and gently swirl the pan (do not stir).
  • Allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes add in Nutella and whisk slowly to combine.
  • Transfer the mixture to a bowl.
  • Refrigerate for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • After 45 minutes the mixture will start to thicken quickly, keep refrigerated another 11-15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.
  • Using a mini ice cream scoop or 2 spoons, form the mixture into 1-inch balls, and place onto prepared sheets; chill until firm (about 10-15 minutes).
  • While the balls are chilling, melt remaining 6 ounces of chocolate; cool the chocolate slightly before continuing.
  • Place chopped hazelnuts in a small bowl.
  • Remove the balls from the refrigerator.
  • Using one hand, dip the balls into the melted chocolate.
  • Roll it around in your hand (allowing the excess to drip back into the bowl).
  • Place the truffle into the chopped hazelnuts.
  • Using your clean hand cover the truffle with nuts.
  • Lift it out and place back on the sheets.
  • Repeat with remaining truffles.
  • Place back into the refrigerator to set for about 5-8 minutes.

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  1. lemriche
    Absolutely wonderful. Truffles are something I enjoy making quite a bit, (I've done things from Wasabi-Ginger, to Banana Nut), and I've been looking for this kind of recipe for a while. One suggestion is to use homemade nutella, it tastes quite a bit better. If you do that though, use a bit more than this recipe suggests because it is less potent of a flavour.
  2. alisha.mills
    Another winner truffle recipe! I marked it 4 stars just because it is one of the more tedious ones I've made. Be sure to make them very small because once you dip them in chocolate and roll them in nuts they more than double! My husband and I have started making truffles for our holiday candies and this one is definately a keeper!
  3. noway
    Incredibly decadent! My whole family enjoyed these over the holidays. I would recommend doubling the nutella as a previous reviewer did. I only used 2 tbsp and couldn't taste it at all. Thanks for posting!
  4. SweetsLady
    These are great! I admit that we LOVE nutella, so I added in another 2 T. of it. It had to be in the fridge a little longer and then I stuck in freezer for a small bit. I didn't dip in the additional chocolate. The toasted hazelnuts really enhanced the flavor! I toasted mine in the microwave for about 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Thanks, Kittencal! :)



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