Homemade Nutella Chocolate Truffles

Easy chocolate truffles recipe with a Nutella center, ganache and coated in ground hazelnut wafers. Jump to the Homemade Nutella Chocolate Truffles or read on to see our tips for making them.

Homemade Nutella Chocolate Truffles

If you love the chocolate-hazelnut combination as much as we do, then you are going to love these Nutella Chocolate Truffles!

Whipped Ganache

The truffles have a Nutella center, surrounded with a soft milk chocolate ganache then coated with more milk chocolate and tossed in ground hazelnut wafers. Yeah, they are amazing!

Piping the Nutella

The secret is to freeze little balls of Nutella for the center of each truffle. We use a piping bag, but you could use two spoons to form mini balls of Nutella. After about an hour in the freezer, you can surround them with the whipped chocolate ganache.

Homemade Nutella Chocolate Truffles

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Recipe updated, originally posted February 2011. Since posting this in 2011, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne

Homemade Nutella Chocolate Truffles

  • PREP

You can roll the truffles in a variety of things — cocoa powder, chopped hazelnut, and crushed hazelnut wafers. Or just dip them in melted chocolate.

Makes 16 truffles

You Will Need


1/2 cup Nutella hazelnut spread, divided

1/2 cup heavy cream

5 ounces milk chocolate, chopped finely or use milk chocolate chips

Outer Coating of Truffles

8 ounces milk chocolate for coating or milk chocolate chips

Unsweetened cocoa powder

Finely chopped hazelnuts

Crushed hazelnut wafers

Melted chocolate


  • Nutella Centers
  • 1Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Fill a piping bag with with half of the Nutella, about 4 tablespoons. Pipe 16 small balls, about 1/2 teaspoon each. Or use 2 small spoons to create 16 balls. Place in freezer for 1 hour.

  • Make Ganache
  • 1Meanwhile, heat cream in a heavy-bottomed saucepan until bubbles begin to form around the edge of the pan. Add the finely chopped milk chocolate and the remaining Nutella to a medium-sized mixing bowl.

    2Pour half of the hot cream over the milk chocolate and allow it to sit for 30 seconds. Slowly whisk until smooth. Slowly stream in the remaining hot cream and whisk until all the cream has been incorporated and the ganache is smooth; cool in the refrigerator until cold, about 30 minutes.

    3Using a hand mixer, whip the cold ganache until light and fluffy then place back into the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or until you are ready to make the truffles.

  • Form Truffles
  • 1Working quickly, use two spoons to surround each Nutella center with the whipped ganache, forming an imperfect round truffle. Place the truffles back onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and leave in the fridge for 15 minutes.

    2Melt the 8 ounces of milk chocolate either over a double boiler or using the microwave. To melt the chocolate in the microwave, chop the remaining 8 ounces of milk chocolate and place 3/4 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 1/4 of the chocolate and stir until smooth.

    3With two small spoons, dip each truffle into 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.

Adam and Joanne's Tips

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AUTHOR:  Adam and Joanne Gallagher
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10 comments… Leave a Review
  • Luana September 2, 2012, 8:45 pm

    These look amazing! So happy I came across y’alls blog!

    Can these be frozen?

    • Adam September 3, 2012, 11:11 am

      Hi Luana, Sure! Just make sure you wrap them well before freezing.

  • sydney June 25, 2012, 4:56 pm

    what if i substitute the milk chocolate for white chocolate?

    • Joanne June 27, 2012, 6:30 pm

      either would be great!

  • Pudding Pie Lane February 22, 2011, 10:31 am

    I just saw these on Steamy Kitchen. They’re beauuutiiffull 😀 The food blog forum seminar sounds amazing, but I live in the UK, so… I think I’ll just stick to my university life food blogging ways 🙂

    • inspiredtaste February 22, 2011, 10:58 am

      Pudding Pie Lane – Thank you!

  • Miri Leigh February 18, 2011, 9:21 pm

    These look absolutely wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

  • Jessica February 18, 2011, 2:34 am

    These look amazing and perfect for Steamy Kitchen! Congrats!!

    • inspiredtaste February 18, 2011, 8:48 am

      Thanks, Jessica … we still have 3 left in the kitchen and are worried for the moment when we have to share the last one!!

  • Wendi @ Bon Appetit Hon February 17, 2011, 11:52 am

    Congrats you guys. I’m thrilled about your Steamy Kitchen debut. Enjoy the conference.


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