Caramel Truffles Recipe
Caramel Truffles Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Next Recipe

Caramel Truffles Recipe

Read Reviews
4.5 27 28
Publisher Photo
These candies disappear as fast as I can make them. The five-ingredient microwave recipe is easy and fun to make. When drizzled with white chocolate and packaged with ribbon, they're a pretty gift. —Charlotte Midthun, Granite Falls, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + chilling
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + chilling
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 26 caramels
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1-1/3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening

Nutritional Facts

2 truffles: 219 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 55mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Line an 8-in. square dish with plastic wrap; set aside. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the caramels, milk chocolate chips and cream. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1 minute; stir. Microwave 1 minute longer, stirring every 15 seconds or until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth. Spread into prepared dish; refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
  2. Using plastic wrap, lift candy out of pan. Cut into 30 pieces; roll each piece into a 1-in. ball. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
  3. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt semi-sweet chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip caramels in chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Refrigerate until firm. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • For a bite-sized caramel macchiato, add 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder to the heavy whipping cream.
  • MacGyver it: To craft a makeshift candy dipper, break the inner tines off a plastic fork, then use the outer tines for lifting the candy.
  • Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
    Originally published as Caramel Truffles in Taste of Home December/January 2005, p32

    Reviews for Caramel Truffles

    5 Star
    4 Star
    3 Star
    2 Star
    1 Star
    Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
    Click stars to rate
    Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
    Loading Image
    Sort By :
    2124arizona User ID: 845443 264705
    Reviewed Apr. 15, 2017

    "I took these to work and they quickly disappeared!!"

    4Huskers User ID: 5191012 131983
    Reviewed Nov. 16, 2014

    "I've been making these every Christmas for several years and everyone loves them. I just read some of the reviews and someone used PAM on the plastic wrap. What a great idea because that caramel is hard to get off the plastic. Thank you for a great recipe!"

    kakeladee User ID: 1592467 81348
    Reviewed Nov. 16, 2014

    "Ooops I see now I missread it it is a separate bowl"

    Ptc010803 User ID: 8073944 134560
    Reviewed Nov. 11, 2014

    "They are wonderful!!"

    fnstlug User ID: 3658849 101308
    Reviewed Sep. 6, 2014

    "One of my Christmas staples, because they're just so basic that everybody wants one. I also love that it doesn't make a HUGE amount, like most truffle recipes. I do always end up with little rock hard pieces of caramel after refrigerating, but they're pretty easy to pick out when you're rolling. I'm thinking about trying the Caramel Bits next year to get rid of that problem."

    Kristel User ID: 2080347 65121
    Reviewed Dec. 8, 2013 Edited Dec. 9, 2013

    "Wow! Yummy! I used bernard callebaut milk chocolate for the coating as well as the centers and dusted them with Himalayan pink salt! Tastes just as good if not better than professional chocolates! Super easy to make too! I melted everything stovetop instead of the microwave. Thanks for sharing!"

    mkirker User ID: 7470046 207175
    Reviewed Dec. 1, 2013

    "Very Good"

    Preusse User ID: 6998894 134559
    Reviewed Dec. 7, 2012


    Andrealynn_IN User ID: 930109 131979
    Reviewed Dec. 4, 2012

    "These are awesome .1 question how long do they keep if not frozen ?"

    sdeb User ID: 5934110 148995
    Reviewed Jul. 28, 2012

    "I love these truffles (so does everyone that tries them)! I follow the directions exactly! I do spray the plastic wrap very lightly with Pam. When melting in the microwave, keep stirring! It may SEEM like it's not melting, just keep stirring! It's very slow in the beginning but be patient (it's SO worth it)!

    I coat them in chocolate & drizzle with a contrasting color. They always look great. Don't hesitate t try this recipe, it's a winner!"

    Loading Image