How To Make Truffles: Amaretto Truffles Recipe

Over the weekend, the kids and I made Christmas cookies to sell and donate the proceeds to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. The kids had fun and I felt so good to be able to do something for kids who really need help. One of the things I made were my favorite Amaretto Truffles. If you are looking for a simple homemade treat to give to family, friends, neighbors, or co-workers or to take to a holiday party, this recipe is it. People always think truffles are hard to make, but I’ll tell you how to make truffles…it’s super easy (and inexpensive)!

This recipe will show you how to make truffles (it's so easy!), and these Amaretto Truffles make a perfect gift for neighbors, teachers, and friends.

How To Make Truffles

How To Make Truffles: Amaretto Truffles Recipe
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  • 5 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 ounces milk chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons Amaretto (almond liqueur) You could use 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract instead if you'd prefer
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa


  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring cream to a light boil.
  2. Place the chocolate chips in a small bowl. Pour the cream over chocolates and whisk until smooth. Stir in Amaretto and vanilla.
  3. Cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally. Cover and refrigerate for about 2 hours or until the chocolate is easy to handle. The colder the chocolate, the easier it will be to handle.
  4. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cocoa. Shape chocolate mixture into 1-in. balls; roll in cocoa mixture. Store in a plastic storage container in the refrigerator.


See? Easy! You might want to make a double batch because if you’re like me you’ll end up eating half of the truffles all by yourself.

Another favorite holiday treat is my recipe for Cream Cheese Mints. The kids like helping with this recipe!

If you are looking for something else to do with the Amaretto, check out my Amaretto Mimosa recipe and my Amaretto Cherry Biscotti recipe.

What are some of your favorite holiday recipes?


  1. I love Amaretto! Can't wait to give these a try. Thanks for sharing.
  2. YUM! A great for gifting! PragmaticMom recently posted..Gifts for Mother in Laws (Day 4), 12 Days of ShoppingMy Profile
  3. This is my go-to recipe for truffles (yes, I have a go to recipe for truffles! :) ). They are smooth and creamy and so easy to make! I have even changed up the flavor by using mint chocolate chips and adding a little peppermint extract instead of almond or Amaretto. Rachel Osborn recently posted..Remembering to Be ThankfulMy Profile
  4. Amaretto sour is my favorite drink so I always have amaretto on hand. :) Rachel Osborn recently posted..Remembering to Be ThankfulMy Profile


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