No-Bake Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles: Only 3 Ingredients Needed!

Total time: 15 min/ 1 hr cool
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 6-8
By Cookist

Who doesn’t love the combination of hazelnut and chocolate? It’s a classic combo that is sure to satisfy. For this recipe, you can easily create no-bake truffles by simply using hazelnut wafers, chocolate, and hazelnuts. To make these quick and easy bite-sized treats, you simply process the hazelnut wafers until fine, mix in the melted chocolate, then form into balls. Adding a whole hazelnut in the center gives you a crunchy (and tasty) surprise.  Next time you’re craving hazelnut and chocolate, why not whip up a batch of these beauties?

The History Behind Chocolate Truffles

There are two different versions of the history behind truffles. One says that truffles were created by Louis Dufour in 1895, a French pâtissier who sold them on Christmas Day after facing a shortage of sweets to sell. These first truffles were simply a mixture of chocolate and cream (ganache), which was rolled into balls, dipped into melted chocolate, and rolled in cocoa powder. Because the newly created candy resembled a mushroom, he called it a “truffle”.

Another source says that it was Auguste Escoffier who created truffles by accident when hot cream was poured into a bowl of chocolate chunks. The result? A hardened ganache paste that could be rolled into balls and dusted with cocoa powder.

No matter the history, the main character in the story of truffles is chocolate. And without good quality chocolate, truffles won’t be as good. They are often made with only a few ingredients, so there is no place to hide behind sub-standard ingredients.


– It’s definitely easier to dip the truffle balls in the melted chocolate when the balls are cold. So make sure to add them to the refrigerator before dipping them. A fork allows the excess chocolate to drip off.

– If you want something sweeter, you can dip the coconut balls in white chocolate. If you want something less sweet, use dark chocolate (bittersweet).

– Because these truffles only have three ingredients, it’s best to use high-quality chocolate (like Ghiradelli).

– You can also add sprinkles to the truffle balls. Try chopped nuts, shredded coconut, or even rainbow or chocolate sprinkles.

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How to Store Hazelnut Truffles

The truffles can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. They can also be frozen.

hazelnut wafers
Hazelnut cream
45g (3 tbsp)
Extra hazelnut cream for filling
melted chocolate
150g (5.3 oz)
Chopped hazelnuts
50g (1/2 cup)

Add the hazelnut wafers to the food processor.

Process them until fine.

Transfer the crumbs to a bowl and add the hazelnut cream.

Mix the crumbs and the hazelnut cream.

Take the mixture and shape it into balls. Flatten it slightly with your hands.

Fill with the hazelnut cream and add a hazelnut in the center.

Roll into a ball, then transfer to the fridge for at least one hour.

In the meantime, prepare the chocolate topping. Mix the melted chocolate and chopped hazelnuts.

Pass the balls through the chocolate, making sure they’re covered completely.

Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and allow them to cool.

Once set, they’re ready to be served!


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