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Nutella Chocolate Truffles

Nutella Chocolate Truffles Recipe

Do you know what’s more precious than these Nutella Chocolate Truffles?

This adorable, happy couple right here, Adam and Joanne of Inspired Taste Blog. If you’re not familiar with their blog, I dare you to hop over there and check out warm, irresistable Pear Vanilla Muffins or zingy Olives with Lemon Confit and Chili Flakes!

What I love about them is that they make simple, honest food…and no, I don’t mean that these truffles won’t lie!….but that their recipes require few, but quality ingredients. Good food without the fuss.

Oh and did I mention their knack for making food just pop out of the screen?!

I wish they lived next door.

I would wash their car in exchange for dinner.

I’ve asked them to write a guest post for Steamy Kitchen and look what they came up with…..

Nutella. Chocolate. Truffles.

Frozen Nutella surrounded by creamy, milky chocolate.

But hold on. There’s more.

Rolled in crushed hazelnut wafers.

oh. my. buddha-belly.

Nutella Chocolate Truffles

Recipe and photos by Adam and Joanne of  Inspired Taste

Just after the holidays, Joanne and I were lucky enough to take a trip to Paris, France. That was just over a month ago, we are still dreaming about all the food, smells, sights, history and romance the “City of Lights” had to offer. We are also getting used to the fact that back here at home, there really aren’t any street vendors offering up Nutella crepes, a truth that has been most upsetting. We have however, realized that we must move on, so in an attempt to do so, we spent a day in the kitchen turning our frustration into inspiration and making these truffles.

The truffles start with a Nutella center, surrounded with a soft milk chocolate ganache then coated with more milk chocolate and tossed in ground hazelnut wafers and then, as if that was not enough, we coated a few of them with more milk chocolate and rolled them in cocoa powder and hazelnuts. We feel it is safe to say that these will certainly satisfy any chocolate or truffle craving.

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Nutella Chocolate Truffles Recipe

Servings: 16 Truffles Prep Time: Cook Time:
Nutella Chocolate Truffles Recipe

Recipe by Adam and Joanne of Inspired Taste Blog.

The process to make the ganache was adapted from “Chocolate Truffles” on Epicurious.com

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Nutella, divided
4 ounces (1/2 cup) heavy cream
5 ounces milk chocolate, chopped finely or you can use milk chocolate chipsGarnish
8 hazelnut wafers, crushed
8 ounces milk chocolate for coating (or milk chocolate chips)Optional Garnish
Cocoa powder
Finely chopped hazelnuts

Directions:

1. Nutella Centers: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. With just half of the Nutella (about 4 tablespoons), fill piping bag (or you can use 2 small spoons) to create 16 Nutella centers, they should be no larger than half a teaspoon. Leave in the freezer for 1 hour, until frozen.

2. Ganache: Heat the cream in a heavy-bottomed saucepan until bubbles begin to form around the edge of the pan. Place the finely chopped milk chocolate and the remaining Nutella into a medium-sized mixing bowl. Pour half of the hot cream over the milk chocolate; allow it to sit for 30 seconds. Then, slowly whisk until smooth. Add the remaining hot cream gradually and mix until all of the cream has been incorporated and the ganache is smooth. Leave to cool in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.

3. Whip the cold ganache until light and fluffy; place back into the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or until you are ready to make the truffles.

4. Working quickly, use two spoons to roll the Nutella centers into the whipped ganache. Working in batches may be best in order to prevent any softening of the ganache and centers. For a smoother truffle, you can use powder-free latex gloves to roll them by hand. Place the truffles back onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and leave in the fridge for 15 minutes.

5. Melt 8 ounces of milk chocolate either over a double boiler or in the microwave. To melt the chocolate in the microwave, chop the remaining 8 ounces of milk chocolate and place ¾ of it in a small microwave-safe bowl in the microwave for 20 seconds. Stir the chocolate and continue to microwave for 20 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until the chocolate is smooth and shiny. Add the remaining ¼ of the chocolate and stir until smooth.

6. With two small spoons, pick up each truffle and cover it with the melted chocolate then roll in the ground hazelnut wafers or optional garnishes, allow the truffles to sit for a few minutes until set, serve at room temperature.

Comments 45

  1. Joanne & Adam

    Jaden, You have made us one happy couple!! Thank you so much for the opportunity to write a guest post! We will be smiling from ear to ear for the next few weeks, I am sure!!

    Warmly,
    Joanne and Adam

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  3. Kathy Schleicher

    Jaden –

    LOVE IT when you find/share other good foodie-things, like those Nutella Truffles!!

    There was an error on your blog page, tho… If you click on Adam and Joanne’s “Inspired Taste Blog,” (the highlighted link in the title) near the page bottom: Recipe by Adam and Joanne of Inspired Taste Blog –> the weblink addy is incorrectly listed with a hyphen… like this: inspired-taste.net <–

    There isn't a hyphen in the addy, and if you click on it, you will receive an error message of "page not found." Just thought you ought to know :)

  4. Erin

    I saw “Nutella Truffles” and Twitter and hopped right over! These look amazing. I can’t wait to try them.

    Also, I tried the link here – “Recipe and photos by Adam and Joanne of Inspired Taste” and it sent me to http://inspired-taste.net/, which is a broken link.

    Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  5. Kiran

    OMG!! I was thinking about chocolate truffles!! Perfect timing :) thanks for sharing your discoveries!

  6. Roz

    Thank you SO MUCH for sharing this incredible Nutella recipe with photos to help me make them. Your blog continues to inspire me each and every post!

  7. Kayla @ Fitter Than Choc

    Thanks Jaden, Joanne and Adam! This recipe is wonderful. I wish all of you are my neighbours – I’d work for you for free in exchange for free food:) There’s always awesome recipes here that I look forward to making, and the best part is that it works everytime!! Gotta make this one!

  8. Ashley

    OMG…I’m sad that I didn’t notice this recipe before now, because Nutella is my husband’s favorite thing on Earth! Thanks for sharing such a decadent treat!!

  9. joey

    Ah Nutella!!! I wonder if it’s wise for me to try making them…I might eat the whole batch!

  10. ElizabethQ

    Jaden,this sounds terrific! Can’t wait to try it. Thanks to you & your friends, Joanne & Adam. I am sure this will be a winner!

  11. Anh

    Jaden,

    I am soo happy to come across your blog. You are so funny yet informative. And that aura of innocence is still there.:)

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  13. Virginia

    Really? I have to make these instead of just eating Nutella off the spoon? This look really tasty – but the spoon is easier. ;)

  14. TuyetHoaTienTu

    Yummy! Those chocolate looks so good! Love to make this sometime soon if possible. :)

  15. Mrs. Stranded

    These would make great dinner party gifts. Place four truffles in a small, divided box, wrap with a ribbon and viola! Each person can take home a box of truffles. Great recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Joanne

    Hi Theresa, Try using some colored chocolate candy coating to coat/drizzle onto each truffle or maybe use some colored sugar on top.
    Hope this helps! ~Joanne and Adam

  17. Miranda

    After reading through this and saw something about the Nutella crepes not being as widely offered here (while I’m sure they have figured out a way to make them at home) I just wanted to mention, if they are looking for a quick fix and are near an IHOP, they offer a Nutella crepe.

    The truffles look amazing!

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  19. Carizza

    My husband and I will celebrate our anniversary later. I bought the classic truffle collection from TCN yesterday. I’m also planning to bake these Nutella truffles one day. They look yummy.

  20. Tammy F

    I’m so looking forward to making these! How long are they ok for before throwing them? Can you freeze them? Thinking of making them for presents.

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  22. Jenny

    I am helping my future sister in law plan her wedding. Right now, we’re working on the wedding favors. Kelly is giving the reception guests a single truffle. These will make the perfect gift! I did a test run and these were easy to make and delicious! She and I began looking for packaging, and we found the cutest favor boxes from Box and Wrap! These boxes fit a single truffle, and the boxes come in all colors. Favors Done!

  23. Anie

    My life has been so drab for two days, cooking/making the same recipes. Thanks for Nutella Chocolate Truffles. It gave me a delightful experience helping me formulate new recipes again. To keep things in perspective, my friend suggested me http://www.gourmetrecipe.com.

  24. Alice

    These look amazing! Quick question – do the truffles set well dipped in the simply melted-over-double-boiler chocolate or do I have to temper it?

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  29. Garrett

    I am most certainly not a truffle rookie, but after reading this recipe I had to try them. I had so much fun making these chocolates the past day. Can’t wait to share them at my family potluck <3

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