Tiramisu Truffles: the delicious, no-bake dessert to enjoy in one bite

Total time: 15 Min + Refrigerating time
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 12 people
By Cookist

We’re always keen for a good, tasty truffle. What’s not to love? They’re quick to make, easy to scale up, and so indulgent! These Tiramisu Truffles are no different. It’s an easy, no-bake dessert recipe that creates the bite-sized version of the classic Italian tiramisu. With the same classic ingredients you’d find in a regular tiramisu (ladyfingers, mascarpone, powdered sugar, espresso, and cocoa powder), you can whip up delicious truffles in no time!

They’re sweet with a touch of bitterness from the cocoa powder, and the texture is soft as you bite into them. You simply mix the dough ingredients together, add hazelnut cream to the center, and roll into tasty tiramisu bites.

Tiramisu Truffle Ingredients

Ladyfingers – also known as Savoiardi, an Italian biscuit made with a sponge cake batter

Mascarpone – use full-fat for best results

Powdered sugar – make sure to use powdered sugar, not granulated sugar

Espresso coffee – make it as strong as you like!

Hazelnut cream – use a hazelnut spread like Nutella

Cocoa powder – use natural, unsweetened cocoa powder

How To Make Tiramisu Truffles

Start by making the truffle ‘dough’. Process the ladyfingers in a food processor until they resemble fine crumbs and set aside. In another bowl, mix the mascarpone and powdered sugar with a spatula until smooth and all the sugar is dissolved. Add the espresso and mix again until fully combined. Gradually add the ladyfinger crumbs to the mascarpone mixture. Combine well until the mixture is compact. Allow to refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Once the dough had time to refrigerate, you can form it into balls. Flatten it slightly and add a spoonful of hazelnut cream. Fold the dough around the hazelnut cream and form it into a ball again. Allow to refrigerate for 30 minutes for another 30 minutes. Roll into cocoa powder before serving.

Can You Dip Tiramisu Truffles In Chocolate?

As an alternative to rolling the truffles in cocoa powder, you can dip the balls into melted chocolate. Use white, milk, or dark chocolate.

Tips For Making Chocolate Tiramisu Truffles

This is a perfect recipe to make ahead of time! And it’s egg-free too!

Make your own hazelnut spread cream by melting a bar of 70% chocolate and adding chopped roasted hazelnuts.

For the dough, you can use also us vanilla wafers, Oreo biscuits, or graham crackers.

You can also use use Philadelphia cream cheese instead of mascarpone.

How To Store Tiramisu Truffles

Store the Tiramisu Truffles in an airtight container (in the fridge) for up to 2 weeks.

Can You Freeze Tiramisu Bites?

Yes, you can! To do this, place the truffles on a baking sheet and place them in the freezer for about an hour. Then transfer them to a plastic resealable bag, and store them for up to 6 months in the freezer.

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200 g
Mascarpone cheese
250 g (1 cup)
Powdered sugar
50 g (1/2 cup)
espresso coffee
200 ml (3/4 cup)
hazelnut spread cream like Nutella
Cocoa powder


Transfer the ladyfingers into the food processor and mix well.

In a bowl add the mascarpone and powdered sugar, and mix with a spatula until the sugar dissolves.

Add the espresso coffee and mix again.

Gradually add the ladyfingers into the mascarpone mixture. Combine well until the mixture is compact. Transfer to the fridge for 30 minutes.

After time has elapsed remove the batter from the fridge and form it into balls. Flatten it slightly with your hands. Add the teaspoon of hazelnut cream in the middle and close it forming a ball.

Transfer the balls into the fridge for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes cover each ball with cocoa powder.

Serve and enjoy!

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