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Nutella Truffles

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The hazelnut flavor and chocolate coating will satisfy your chocolate craving with these rich and delicious Nutella truffles.
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  1. Nutella Truffles Ingredients
  2. How to Make This Nutella Truffles Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
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Nutella truffles might just be the most delicious thing you’ll ever make. This rich chocolate treat is filled with a creamy chocolate and cookie center wrapped in a hard chocolate shell that is so good that you’ll want to keep them all for yourself! 

close up shot of a plate of Nutella truffles topped with chocolate sprinkles

Nutella Truffles Ingredients

Nutella Truffles raw ingredients that are labeled

You’ll need:

  • 25 Oreo Thins cookies (half of a 13.1-ounce package)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • ⅔ cup Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 10 ounces milk chocolate melting wafers (I used Ghirardelli brand)
  • Chocolate sprinkles for garnish

PRO TIP:

You will want to use full-fat cream cheese for this recipe. The low and nonfat varieties do not mix in as well as they have a bit more liquid to them, making the mixture too soft to set up.

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

CHOCOLATE: If you want more decadent Nutella chocolate truffles, you can swap out the milk chocolate melting wafers for dark chocolate or semi-sweet melting chocolate. You will want to make sure you follow the package instructions for melting. Alternatively, chocolate almond bark can also be used to coat these chocolate hazelnut truffles.

SPRINKLES: If you change the type or colors of the sprinkles you use for garnish, you can coordinate them to match your favorite holiday season, bridal or baby shower, or even a sports team event. Have fun and get creative with this sweet treat.

NUTS: Finely chopped hazelnuts in the chocolate mixture or on the outside instead of sprinkles would take this delicious treat to the next level.

OREOS: You can really amplify the Nutella flavor in this no-bake treat by using the specialty Oreo cookies with the chocolate Nutella flavored creme filling. They may be seasonal, or you may have to order them if your local store does not sell them. If you use this substitute, you will cut back the amount of cookies to 20 as they are thicker than the Oreo Thins I used for this no bake truffle recipe.

How to Make This Nutella Truffles Recipe

STEP ONE: Line a small rimmed baking tray with parchment paper. Set aside.

STEP TWO: In the bowl of a food processor, add the Oreo cookies and pulse until you have very fine cookie crumbs. This will take 1 to 2 minutes.

cream cheese, Nutella, and salt pulsed in a blender

STEP THREE: Add the cream cheese, Nutella, and salt to the cookie crumbs. Pulse an additional 1 to 2 minutes or until a ball forms in the bowl of your food processor. All the ingredients should be completely combined and smooth.

OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS

Make sure that your cream cheese is very soft and room temperature so that it mixes in very smoothly with the cookie crumbs and Nutella. 

STEP FOUR: Carefully remove the bowl and blade from your food processor and place the Nutella truffle mixture into the refrigerator to chill for 30 to 45 minutes. It should be firm enough to hold the shape of a ball.

STEP FIVE: Using a small cookie scoop (1½ inches or 1 tablespoon-sized), you will scoop out a leveled amount of the chocolate mixture and roll it in the palm of your hand to form a small ball. Place the ball of Nutella truffle onto the prepared baking tray. Repeat until all the truffles have been made.

PRO TIP:

By using a small cookie scoop, you will get uniform balls in the size you want for these truffles.

cookie mixture scooped into a ball

STEP SIX: Place the tray of Nutella truffles into the refrigerator to chill for an additional 1 to 1½ hours or until they are firm and hold their shape.

PRO TIP:

Don’t skip the chilling time. The chilled balls will be much easier to work with than ones at room temperature.

truffles placed on a parchment lined baking sheet

STEP SEVEN: Once your Nutella truffles have chilled, you can make the chocolate coating by melting the milk chocolate wafers in a small heat-safe bowl according to your package directions. 

STEP EIGHT: Using a large fork, you will place one truffle onto the prongs of the fork and gently dip the truffle into the melted chocolate. Evenly coat the truffle with the chocolate, then using the fork, lift it out of the chocolate, allowing any excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl. 

truffles dipped into a bowl of melted chocolate

STEP NINE: Place the chocolate-coated truffle back onto the parchment-lined baking sheet and sprinkle a few of the chocolate sprinkles onto the top as a garnish. Repeat until all the truffles are coated and garnished. You can place your tray of milk chocolate-coated Nutella truffles back into the refrigerator to harden the outer coating for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, or they can sit at room temperature until they are hard. 

truffles topped with chocolate sprinkles

How To Serve

These little truffles will be a winner with any Nutella lover. These chocolate Nutella truffles make great additions to any cookie or dessert tray and also make the perfect gift any time of year. Add them to a gift box with our gingerbread truffles for two very decadent treats.

For more homemade truffle recipes, our Oreo truffles and white chocolate lemon truffles are sure to hit the spot. 

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: You can store your homemade Nutella truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 7 to 10 days. 

IN THE FREEZER: Freeze your decadent truffles in an airtight container for up to three months.

close up shot of a plate of Nutella truffles topped with chocolate sprinkles

This bite-sized treat has a rich Nutella center surrounded by a divine chocolate shell that is the ultimate in decadence. You can keep these all to yourself or share with friends, but whichever you choose, this Nutella chocolate truffle recipe is a must make treat.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I freeze these truffles?

These easy Nutella truffles can be stored in the freezer for up to three months.

Can I use dark chocolate to coat these truffles?

You could make these truffles with a dark chocolate coating as well. 

How do I store the truffles once they are made?

We would recommend storing your truffles in the fridge so that the chocolate coating doesn’t get too warm or soft and the cream cheese filling stays fresh.

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Nutella Truffles

5 from 1 vote
The hazelnut flavor and chocolate coating will satisfy your chocolate craving with these rich and delicious Nutella truffles.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 16

Ingredients
  

  • 25 Oreo Thins cookies, half of a 13.1-ounce package
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • cup Nutella
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 10 ounces milk chocolate melting wafers, I used Ghirardelli brand
  • Chocolate sprinkles, for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Line a small rimmed baking tray with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a food processor, add the Oreo Thins cookies and pulse until you have very fine cookie crumbs. This will take 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add the cream cheese, Nutella, and salt to the cookie crumbs. Pulse an additional 1 to 2 minutes or until a ball forms in the bowl of your food processor. All the ingredients should be completely combined and smooth.
  • Carefully remove the bowl and blade from your food processor and place the Nutella truffle mixture into the refrigerator to chill for 30 to 45 minutes. It should be firm enough to hold the shape of a ball.
  • Using a small 1½ inches or 1 tablespoon-sized cookie scoop, you will scoop out a leveled amount and roll it in the palm of your hand to form a ball. Place the ball of Nutella truffle onto the prepared baking tray. Repeat until all the truffles have been made.
  • Place the tray of Nutella truffles into the refrigerator to chill for an additional 1 to 1½ hours or until they are firm and hold their shape.
  • Once your Nutella truffles have chilled, you can make the chocolate coating by melting the milk chocolate wafers, in a small bowl, according to your package directions.
  • Using a large fork, you will place 1 truffle onto the prongs of the fork and gently dip the truffle into the melting chocolate. Evenly coat the truffle with the chocolate, then using the fork, lift it out of the chocolate, allowing any excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl.
  • Place the chocolate-coated truffle back onto the parchment-lined baking tray and sprinkle a few of the chocolate sprinkles onto the top as a garnish. Repeat until all the truffles are coated and garnished. You can place your tray of milk chocolate-coated Nutella truffles back into the refrigerator to harden the outer coating for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, or they can sit at room temperature until they are hard.

Notes

  • You will want to use full-fat cream cheese for this recipe. The low and nonfat varieties do not mix in as well as they have a bit more liquid to them, making the mixture too soft to set up.
  • Make sure that your cream cheese is very soft and room temperature so that it mixes in very smoothly with the cookie crumbs and Nutella.
  • By using a small cookie scoop, you will get uniform balls in the size you want for these truffles.
  • Don’t skip the chilling time. The chilled balls will be much easier to work with than ones at room temperature.

Nutrition

Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 239mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 98IU | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 4mg
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