These Amaretto Chocolate Truffles are so simple to make and come together with just FIVE ingredients. The Amaretto + chocolate combo is so irresistibly delicious!

chocolate truffles covered in nuts and sitting in a mini muffin liner with more truffles around

My dad didn’t drink very often but when he did, it was almost always a small glass of Disarrono Amaretto liqueur and because of that, it has a very soft spot in my heart. Plus, it’s actually QUITE delicious!

Naturally, I had to find a way to slip some of it into a dessert. I love SO MUCH how these turned out and already find myself thinking of other fun desserts to slip a little amaretto into :)

chocolate truffle dusted with cocoa powder and sitting into a small cupcake liner. more truffles in the background

Making these chocolate truffles is VERY easy and I’m going to walk you through it!

These recipe requires just FIVE ingredients:

  • heavy cream (or coconut cream for a vegan version)
  • good quality chocolate
  • Amaretto liqueur
  • vanilla extract
  • finely chopped almonds OR cocoa powder for rolling
side by side images. left image: ingredients for chocolate truffles including chocolate and amaretto. right image: chopped chocolate in a white bowl

Once your ingredients are ready, add the chocolate to a medium bowl.

Heat the cream in a small saucepan and once simmering, remove from the heat and pour over top of the chocolate.

side by side images. left image: white bowl of melted chocolate with a whisk hanging out. Right image: white bowl of chocolate melted

Whisk constantly until the chocolate is fully melted and combined with the cream.

Mix in the vanilla and amaretto and stir to combine. Cover the bowl and chill in the fridge until the mixture is thickened.

side by side images. left image: chocolate truffles laying on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Right image: those same truffles where half are rolled in cocoa powder and half in chopped almonds

Roll the chocolate mixture into 1 tablespoon balls (I’ve found that this is easiest if you lightly wet your hands a little). Roll each ball into either cocoa powder of the chopped almonds. I like to alternate so that I have half and half.

Finally: ENJOY!

chocolate truffles covered in nuts and sitting in a mini muffin liner with more truffles around

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chocolate truffles covered in nuts and sitting in a mini muffin liner with more truffles around

Amaretto Chocolate Truffles


  • Author: Brita Britnell
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 15 truffles 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

These 5 ingredient chocolate truffles are easy to make and have a delicious secret ingredient in them!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 8 ounces of good quality chocolate, chopped (or chocolate chips)
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream*
  • 1.5 ounces (~1 shot) of Amaretto liqueur such as Disarrono*
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • ⅓ cup of cocoa powder OR
  • ⅓ cup of almonds, very finely chopped*

Instructions

  1. Add the chopped chocolate to a medium bowl and set aside. 
  2. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, bring the cream to a simmer and immediately remove from heat. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate chips and whisk together until all the chocolate is melted. 
  3. Mix in the Amaretto and vanilla and stir until everything is well combined and the mixture is smooth. Cover the bowl and store in the fridge to cool for about 4 hours. 
  4. After the mixture has chilled, use a cookie scoop to create 1” spheres. Roll the truffles in the cacao powder or almonds and enjoy chilled.
  5. To store: place in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Notes

Cream: for a dairy free version, you can swap the heavy whipping cream with coconut cream (the thick part from a can of coconut milk without the watery liquid part)

Amaretto: as desired, the liqueur can be left out completely

Cocoa Powder: you really only need 1/3 cup of cocoa powder OR 1/3 cup of the almonds but I like to use half and half for a variety of truffles.

Almonds: you can either very finely chop them with a knife or pulse them in a food processor.

  • Category: dessert
  • Method: chilling
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: chocolate truffles, amaretto dessert, amaretto truffles