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Gluten free and nut free Chocolate Truffles arranged on a plate in cupcake wrappers.

Chocolate Truffles

Homemade Chocolate Truffles are both gluten free and nut free. They’re a creamy decadent candy that only requires a few ingredients to make. You’ll never miss those store bought truffles ever again!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Chill Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20 Truffles
Calories 160 kcal


  • 16 oz chopped chocolate semi sweet or bittersweet or dark
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Cocoa powder for rolling I used dark


  • Place chocolate in a medium bowl.
  • Bring heavy cream to a simmer in a small saucepan then pour it over the chocolate.
  • Don’t mix it yet, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it sit for 10 min. 
  • Uncover and whisk until smooth. Then mix in the vanilla and salt. 
  • Pour into a 9 inch pie plate or square ceramic baking pan and let it cool for 15 min. Once cool, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. 
  • With a teaspoon, scoop out about an inch of chocolate and place onto parchment paper. Coat your hands with cocoa powder and roll the chocolate into balls and then place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  •  Refrigerate until set, about 15-20 min. 
  • Roll in more cocoa powder to serve and store in the refrigerator covered with plastic wrap or in a container with an air tight lid. Enjoy!


Calories: 160kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 2gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 63mgPotassium: 11mgFiber: 2gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 175IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 0.01mg
Keyword Egg Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free
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