21 Delicious Christmas Truffles That Everyone Will Love!

Christmas Truffles are the perfect Christmas dessert to bring to a holiday party because they are easy to make, look fancy and feed a crowd. They are perfect for gift-giving, to serve in-between meals on Christmas Day, or to take along to Christmas parties and events we’re invited to. Here are 21 Christmas truffle recipes and ideas that I think are simply gorgeous! I hope they inspire you in the kitchen this Christmas.

Why Truffles for Christmas?

Truffles are one of the most beloved desserts of the holiday season. With their rich, velvety chocolate and creamy texture, they are the perfect accompaniment to Christmas dinner. But as the season progresses, they become just a sweet treat. Truffles are not only a delicious dessert, they are a deeply cultural part of the Christmas celebration. With their versatility, you can choose from a wide range of flavours such as dark chocolate, peppermint or hazelnut, or seasonal fruits.
Whether you’re gifting them in a special box, serving them at a holiday party, or enjoying them by the fire, you can’t help but feel the Christmas spirit when you’re surrounded by these delightful confections. The smooth, melt-in-your-mouth texture reflects unity. That defines the holiday season.

Basic Truffle-Making Tips

Christmas truffles are an art form, and the first step to making the perfect truffle is mastering the basics. The first step is to start with premium chocolate. The quality of the chocolate has a direct impact on the final taste. Mixing dark, milk and white chocolate will open up a world of flavors. Learning to temper chocolate is essential for a glossy finish and a satisfying snap. For the cream, choose a higher fat content to enhance the richness of the truffle.
Next, gather all the necessary kitchen tools, such as a double boiler to gently melt the chocolate and a thermometer to control the correct temperature. Experiment with different flavors, such as vanilla extract, fruit zest, or liqueur, to add a unique character to each truffle. Finally, experiment with different coatings, such as chopped nuts, cocoa powder, or shredded coconut, to add texture and eye appeal.
These basic tips will help you create a stunning array of truffles that will impress your friends and family.

21. Chocolate Cream Cheese Truffles

Chocolate Cream Cheese Truffles

These are incredibly easy. No “cooking” involved. There are so many possibilities with these chocolate truffles. You can add various flavourings and liqueurs to the mix or dip them and decorate them in whatever you like. This Christmas recipe for chocolate cream cheese truffles is made with just a handful of ingredients, but they have a deep, complex flavour thanks to the cream cheese.
Get the recipe here.

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20. Easy No Bake Gingerbread Truffles

20. Easy No Bake Gingerbread Truffles

Add these No-Bake Gingerbread Truffles to your list this Christmas! If you are looking for a pretty looking festive holiday snack, then you’ve come to the right place. Because these 3- ingredients Gingerbread Truffles taste out of this world and that makes them the best Christmas treats. You can eat these easy to make truffles with your family as a weekend indulgence, or treat your friends with them as gifts. This is one of the best Christmas recipes you will love to make without any hard work. 
Get the recipe here.

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19. Red Velvet Truffles

Red velvet cake truffles are balls of delicious red velvet cake mixed with real cream cheese frosting. The cake balls are then dipped in candy coating for a moist, sweet, and tangy cake bite in candy form. This recipe is very versatile. You can use other flavours of cake, frosting, or candy coating with great success. This is one of the best delicious Christmas truffles I have ever tasted and trust me you are gonna love it so much. 
Get the recipe here.

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18. Dark Chocolate Coffee Truffles

Dark Chocolate Coffee Truffles

Sounds a little weird out loud, but there is something so fun about making chocolates and, of course, the best part is always eating them! A creamy, extra chocolate-y, and strong coffee flavoured filling that’s coated in a perfectly thin layer of deep dark chocolate. These truffles are seriously SO. GOOD.
Get the recipe here.

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17. Hazelnut Cream Truffles

Hazelnut Cream Truffles

Nutella Hazelnut Chocolate Truffles are so delicious and you only need four ingredients, they’re completely no-bake and they taste incredible! Made with rich, dark chocolate, Nutella and cream, they’re one sweet treat.  It’s one of the tastiest Christmas truffles and also healthy. 
Get the recipe here.

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16. Chocolate Raspberry Truffles

Chocolate Raspberry Truffles

Chocolate raspberry truffles are rich, delicious, soft, and amazing in flavor and they will melt in your mouth with each bite. Like many Christmas truffle recipes, this recipe is one of the best ever desserts that you will love.
Get the recipe here.

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15. Champagne White Chocolate Truffles

Champagne White Chocolate Truffles

The recipe produces truffles with a delicate champagne flavor. These truffles are so amazing in very bite and are perfect for occasions, like Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, or any special anniversary.
Get the recipe here.

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14. Cookie Dough Truffles

Cookie Dough Truffles

These chocolate-dipped Cookie Dough Truffles are the perfect bite-sized treat! I LOVE chocolate chip cookie dough. Specifically this chocolate chip cookie dough. It’s honestly the best thing ever. It’s almost better than the baked version. So, I adapted my favourite cookie dough recipe for these cookie dough truffles. You are gonna love making these Christmas truffles trust me. 
Get the recipe here.

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13. Sugar Cookie Truffles

Sugar Cookie Truffles

These little truffles are sugar cookies rolled up into balls of Christmas goodness. The recipe is made with only four ingredients such as sugar cookies (duh), cream cheese, white chocolate and sprinkles. It’s the perfect recipe to try when you have leftover cookies! It uses sugar cookies that are not soft and chewy. These are so delicious and will melt in your mouth. You should definitely try these Christmas truffles at home and enjoy them with your family and friends. 
Get the recipe here.

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12. White Chocolate Raspberry Truffles

White Chocolate Raspberry Truffles

I really like raspberries and chocolate together. You need just 5 ingredients to make these and only 20 minutes of your time in the kitchen. So what are these heavenly chocolates made of? Well, white chocolate of course. Make sure it’s good quality. You can grab a few bars of your favourite from the candy aisle. A little bit of butter is also included because butter just makes everything better… creamier. It’s just so delicious that I can’t help myself but make it often. 
Get the recipe here.

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11. Cranberry Pistachio White Chocolate Truffles

Cranberry Pistachio White Chocolate Truffles

You must add this Cranberry Pistachio White Chocolate Truffles to your Christmas holiday party menu! And white chocolate speckled with pieces of bright red cranberries and green pistachio makes these yummy little balls really cheerful. Moreover, these Cranberry Pistachio White Chocolate Truffles are rolled into powdered sugar which makes them look super festive, like cute snowballs. What more could you want for Christmas desserts?! This is a really simple no-bake recipe and you could make it in advance and store it in the fridge for a week or freeze it for longer storage. It’s so delicious and is one of the best Christmas recipes ever. 
Get the recipe here.

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10. Peppermint Oreo Truffles

permint Oreo Truffles

Fun Peppermint Oreo Truffles are so delicious, no baking, and are loaded with just 6 ingredients. Anyone can make these and they are an all-time family favorite! Seriously anyone can make these, just get ready for a bit of a chocolate mess which happens to be the best kind of a mess. 
Get the recipe here.

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9. Chocolate Rum Balls

Chocolate Rum Balls

Rum Balls are a classic holiday treat. Boozy, chocolatey and rich, store these beauties in the refrigerator for several days for an even better flavour! These are so yummy and one of the best Christmas recipes you are gonna come across. 
Get the recipe here.

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8. White Chocolate Blueberry Truffles

White Chocolate Blueberry Truffles

White Chocolate Blueberry Truffles can cause addiction!!! A delicious combo of melted white chocolate and dried blueberries rolled into irresistible, purple bite-sized balls, will simply melt in your mouth. Add in blueberry extract and blue colour for a true blueberry flavour! Once cooled, roll the truffles in shredded coconut, powdered sweetener or cocoa powder to make them personalized to your taste!
Get the recipe here.

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7. Salted Cashew Coconut Truffles

Salted Cashew Coconut Truffles

The Salted Cashew Coconut Truffles require no baking and can be made in mere minutes in the food processor! Plus, they are fruit-sweetened, vegan, paleo, and gluten-free! It’s so good and you are gonna love these Christmas truffles so much I am sure. 
Get the recipe here.

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6. Chocolate Truffles Recipe

Chocolate Truffles Recipe

These homemade chocolate truffles are so tasty, extra creamy, and made with 4 ingredients. These are so delicious and perfect desserts for any holiday. It will be ready in just 20 minutes or less.
Get the recipe here.

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5. White Toasted Almond Truffles

 White Toasted Almond Truffles

Smooth, creamy butter-flavoured centre, crisp chocolate, and toasted almond to top them off. These are one of my all-time favourite chocolates to make around the holidays because this recipe is quick, makes a lot, and is divine. This recipe is amazing in flavor and great for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years’, Valentine’s, my birthday, your birthday, and even our very unbirthdays! 
Get the recipe here.

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4. Lemon White Chocolate Truffles

Lemon White Chocolate Truffles

These creamy White Chocolate Lemon Truffles will become a new holiday favourite! White Chocolate Lemon Truffles are a delightful treat made with creamy white chocolate and sweet lemon flavour. So simple to make and with only 7 ingredients, you can make a batch for a snack or dessert, to give as a gift, or for a special occasion, but without a lot of time and effort. They were so easy to make from a white chocolate ganache flavoured with fresh lemon zest and some lemon extract. It’s one of the best Christmas truffles if you really love lemon. 
Get the recipe here.

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3. No-Bake Cheesecake Truffles

No-Bake Cheesecake Truffles

I turned one of my favourite desserts into NO-BAKE Cheesecake Truffles, and made three ways. The truffle base has only 4 ingredients: cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract, and graham cracker crumbs for binding. You mix it up and scoop it into bite-sized balls, and then the fun begins. There are so many options for how you can dress these up. It’s one of the best Christmas recipes I have ever tasted. 
Get the recipe here.

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2. White Chocolate And Coconut Truffles

White Chocolate And Coconut Truffles

These coconut truffles are a breeze to make, with an irresistible combination of coconut and white chocolate. I love to use unsweetened shredded coconut rather than sweetened because it helps balance out the already sweet white chocolate.
Get the recipe here.

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1. Chocolate Mint Oreo Truffles

Chocolate Mint Oreo Truffles

Only 3 ingredients are needed to make these mint chocolate truffles. They taste like chocolate-covered Oreo cheesecakes! Easy No-Bake OREO Mint Truffles are one of the most popular versions of the classic OREO Cookie Balls recipe– this time dipped in melted Andes Candies. So what are you waiting for guys!! 
Get the recipe here.


1: What is a truffle?

A: In the context of Christmas treats, a truffle is a small, rich, and indulgent chocolate confection. It typically consists of a ganache center made from chocolate and cream, coated in chocolate, and sometimes dusted with cocoa powder or nuts.

2: How long do truffles last?

A: When stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, truffles can last for up to two weeks. You can also freeze them for longer storage, but be sure to thaw them in the refrigerator before serving.

3: How do I prevent my truffle mixture from becoming too soft?

A: If your truffle mixture is too soft, you can refrigerate it for a bit before shaping. Additionally, make sure your ganache has the right chocolate-to-cream ratio, and ensure that the mixture is fully set before rolling into balls.

4: Are truffles suitable for gifting?

A: Definitely! Truffles make fantastic gifts. Consider packaging them in decorative boxes, jars, or tins. Personalized packaging can add a special touch to your homemade truffle gifts.

5: Can I use substitutes for dairy in truffle recipes?

A: Yes, you can. Coconut cream or dairy-free alternatives can be used instead of regular cream. Be mindful of the chocolate you choose, ensuring it’s dairy-free if needed.

6: What are some creative coatings for truffles?

A: Get creative with coatings! Crushed nuts, cocoa powder, shredded coconut, or even edible flowers can add both visual appeal and unique flavors to your truffles.

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