Chocolate Fudge Ball Truffles

Candy doesn't get any easier than this recipe for Chocolate Fudge Ball Truffles. It's simple because there are only four ingredients. The trick is in how it's done, and proper chilling time.

Chocolate fixes everything...or at least makes you feel better!

If I'm feeling downhearted, chocolate perks me right up. If I'm happy, I celebrate with chocolate! Even when I'm sick, a dab of chocolate makes me feel better. Chocolate is a comfort, a friend, soothing and sweet. It doesn't get any better than that.

My only problem with this recipe: refrigerate and wait!

Here's the hardest part of this recipe. Once you get it put together (the easy part), you must chill it for at least 8 hours and it's sooo hard to wait. The reason for the wait is that the mixture has time to meld into the smoothest, creamiest, most luscious chocolate you've ever put in your mouth. Plus it's easy to handle when it's cold.

Easy ways to make chocolate fudge ball truffles.

You could use a cold melon baller to help you dip just the right amount of chocolate to form into a ball. Without that, you could try using a teaspoon, but it would be more difficult to make the pieces uniform in size.

Grind up walnuts or pecans.

The easiest way to grind up walnuts or pecans is to use a mini-food processor like the one shown below. Or if you don't have that, try a food chopper. You can also just roll the candies in cocoa powder or grated coconut if you don't care for nuts.

Serve them in individual candy cups.

Just like the candy shops do, put them in candy cups before serving them. Fancy looking but not expensive!


  • 1 & 1/2 pounds broken milk chocolate
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of ground walnuts or pecans


  2. Using a heavy saucepan, melt the chocolate pieces over low heat, stirring until smooth.
  3. Beat whipping cream on medium speed until soft peaks form.
  4. Gradually add melted chocolate and beat 15 minutes.
  5. Cover and chill 8 hours.
  7. Remove half the mixture into a medium bowl, leaving the other half in refrigerator.
  8. Working quickly, shape the mixture into 1-inch balls.
  9. Roll the chocolate fudge balls into ground walnuts or pecans.
  10. Repeat procedure with the remaining chilled mixture.
  11. (You may also want to try rolling them in cocoa, if preferred.)
  12. Store these candies in an airtight container in refrigerator.

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Are you making homemade candy this Christmas or during the holidays? Do you think this recipe would be an easy one? Leave me a note.
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  • chrisilouhoo Dec 18, 2013 @ 6:38 pm
    These look so yummy!
  • Alrady Dec 17, 2013 @ 1:58 am
    I am going to have to try these -- if I get time to do anythign this year! !! !
  • SoundFinance Dec 15, 2013 @ 5:07 am
    Yummm! I love chocolate
  • TheMakeupAdvisory Dec 10, 2013 @ 3:53 am
    These would make wonderful Christmas gifts for friends and neighbors. I would definitely love to receive some:) I am looking forward to trying them out.
  • nancycarol Dec 10, 2013 @ 11:23 am
    Thanks for your visit, and you are so right. I think just about anyone would love them. Homemade gifts are so much nicer than just going and buying any old thing, don't you think? :-)
  • discountcopiercenter Dec 09, 2013 @ 11:26 pm
    This recipe will be the most easiest one to try out in this holidays. I love the homemade candy and this will add to my dessert recipe chart. Many congratulation on been selected for the Lens Of The Day. So Yummy ! delicious.
  • Upon-Request Dec 09, 2013 @ 10:29 pm
    Congrats on LotD!
  • nancycarol Dec 09, 2013 @ 11:12 pm
    Thanks so much! It's wonderful to get LOTD, it makes you feel...well, special! And that's a great feeling, and I'm glad it came now. Health problems for me and my family, so it was nice to get it.
  • DebW07 Dec 09, 2013 @ 7:55 pm
    Yummy! Congrats on LotD!!
  • MSchindel Dec 09, 2013 @ 7:21 pm
    Stopping back to congratulate you on the well deserved LOTD for this awesome recipe!
  • rauspitz Dec 09, 2013 @ 5:02 pm
    Don't know if I could make this but it looks great! Congratulations on getting LotD!
  • BarbaraCasey Dec 09, 2013 @ 4:30 pm
    Oh wow, Nancy... this looks easy enough for me to make.
  • nancycarol Dec 09, 2013 @ 4:31 pm
    Oh Barbara, they're easy enough for anyone, including me, to make. I like things that don't take a lot of time and effort, and these fit that description perfectly. Thanks for the visit!
  • vallain Dec 09, 2013 @ 4:10 pm
    Now I just need to find someone to whip these up for me. I'll take care of the eating part.
  • d-artist Dec 09, 2013 @ 4:04 pm
    Congratulations on LOTD! Yummy - Yummy!
  • dawnraeb Dec 09, 2013 @ 2:34 pm
  • veryirie Dec 09, 2013 @ 1:29 pm
    Anything chocolate in a candy cup is on the top of my list for goodies. And just the word "truffles" makes me feel like I'm really special. :)
  • RazzbarryBreeze Dec 09, 2013 @ 1:02 pm
    Congratulations on LOTD Nancy! These look absolutely scrumptious! I may have to try my hand at this recipe for the holidays.. Merry Christmas to you..
  • barbiecrafts Dec 09, 2013 @ 12:43 pm
    MMMMM....sounds wonderful and very easy!
  • hgb282 Dec 09, 2013 @ 11:51 am
    Delicious. Waiting for these to chill before tasting - impossible. Thanks
  • Comfortdoc Dec 09, 2013 @ 11:42 am
    Congrats. The raw vegan recipe looks good too.
  • jennifer-lawyer Dec 09, 2013 @ 11:25 am
    Yum! These put me in the holiday mood. Congrats on LotD! :)
  • sybil-watson Dec 09, 2013 @ 11:14 am
    These sound wonderful, and so much easier than baking batch after batch of cookies!
  • jen17 Dec 09, 2013 @ 10:59 am
    Sound delicious and easy to do! Thanks.
  • partybuzz Dec 09, 2013 @ 10:33 am
    Mmm, these sound yummy! Congratulations on LotD! :)
  • Mickie_G Dec 09, 2013 @ 9:30 am
    I have the Pampered Chef chopper you show above. It is wonderful for chopping nuts. These truffle balls look so good. I have made my chocolate covered cherries (yes, I have shared the recipe here on Squidoo!) already and now I just might try these.
  • OhMe Dec 09, 2013 @ 9:25 am
    Congratulations on this yummy page getting LOTD!
  • christy_rose Dec 09, 2013 @ 8:51 am
    These look amazing!
  • StephenJParkin Dec 09, 2013 @ 8:49 am
    Simple quick (apart from the 8 hours in the fridge) and delicious. I think you could also try adding rum and raisins or just a little brandy and use dark chocolate to vary them up a bit. You have really given me ideas. I love that they are so simple to do. Well deserved LOTD at this time of year.
  • Merrci Dec 09, 2013 @ 8:34 am
    Yes! This looks so good and easy. I'll definitely give them a try. Thanks for sharing and congrats on LotD!
  • katiecolette Dec 09, 2013 @ 7:53 am
    Yumm! I love truffles :)
  • holisticwriter Dec 09, 2013 @ 7:41 am
    Homemade treats without a lot of labor. Make them at nighttime for the next day and then maybe it won't be so hard to wait while they chill.
  • tonyleather Dec 09, 2013 @ 7:35 am
    These will be a real treat, and so easy to make! Thanks!
  • grammieo Dec 09, 2013 @ 7:02 am
    This looks really good and I bet would sell well at a bake sale, I'm looking for just this kind of recipe! Thanks so much for providing what I needed!
  • susan-zutautas Dec 09, 2013 @ 6:58 am
    Not at all surprised to see your lens chosen as LOTD, but had to come back to say Congrats!
  • kriskappa Dec 09, 2013 @ 6:50 am
    Must try... Thank you!
  • RenaissanceWoman2010 Dec 09, 2013 @ 6:12 am
    Celebrating with you. Congrats on LotD!
  • esmonaco Dec 09, 2013 @ 5:09 am
    Thes look wonderful, I'll have to try them, Oh sometimes you don't have to wait!! just use a spoon!!! Congratulations on LOTD... Have a great day!!! Thanks
  • Upon-Request Dec 05, 2013 @ 9:29 pm
    I'll be making at least one batch of these this season!
  • FlowerChick Dec 04, 2013 @ 7:26 pm
    Boy do these sound good! My hubby just made a batch of glogg...these will make a delicious accompaniment. Yum!
  • nancycarol Dec 04, 2013 @ 10:30 pm
    Send me some glogg! hehe! Glad you enjoyed the recipe, thanks for visiting!
  • CorrinnaJohnson Dec 04, 2013 @ 11:29 am
    Yum! We make these every year to give as gifts and I like to add a variety of flavorings to mine. My favorite is adding a splash of Kahlua liqueur....mmmm! Congrats on your win! Well deserved!
  • OhMe Dec 04, 2013 @ 6:10 am
    I do love chocolate so loved this page and the recipe sounds great. Background is wonderful - it makes my mouth water
  • VickiSims Dec 04, 2013 @ 12:12 am
    Yum - sounds delicious!
  • lisadh Dec 03, 2013 @ 11:54 pm
    I'm with you on the chocolate - it's great when you're up, when you're down or when you're just in the mood for something sweet. This sounds like yet another (great) way to gain weight during the holidays! :-)
  • RenaissanceWoman2010 Dec 03, 2013 @ 7:14 pm
    These truffles would make such a lovely holiday gift. Would love to make some. Thanks for this simply delicious recipe. My kind of candy-making.
  • MSchindel Dec 03, 2013 @ 4:31 pm
    These sound and look absolutely scrumptious, Nancy! Congrats on your well-deserved win of the Squidoo Candy Recipe Challenge!
  • susan-zutautas Dec 03, 2013 @ 4:19 pm
    These sound so easy to make. Can't wait to try them!
  • smine27 Nov 24, 2013 @ 11:01 am
    How can anyone resist these yummy morsels of goodness?
  • Steve_Kaye Nov 19, 2013 @ 7:39 pm
    I think I can manage a recipe with four ingredients. This looks marvelous. Yum.
  • DaveStone13 Nov 19, 2013 @ 6:21 pm
    It does look easy and delicious, but making candy is outside my territory. I'll be eating some, though.
  • Graceonline Nov 19, 2013 @ 6:05 pm
    Holy truffles, Batwoman, I'm nearly panting with desire. Whipped cream, nuts and chocolate in one small bite? And that easy to do? My waistline is doomed. But my mouth will thank you every time I take a bite, as will my chocoholic sweetheart when I whip these up the first time.
  • ErinMellor Nov 19, 2013 @ 11:01 am
    These look easy to make - I might add a tot of brandy to the mix for extra festivity
  • Treasures-By-Brenda Nov 19, 2013 @ 8:01 am
    Sounds interesting, Nancy. I've never made candy. Maybe fudge once decades ago.
  • Susan52 Nov 19, 2013 @ 7:41 am
    Your chocolate truffles sound delicious!
  • Brite-Ideas Nov 19, 2013 @ 1:17 am
    I'm going to bake, but I'm feeling a little behind schedule - This sounds easy enough to try and fit into my 'not so organized schedule'