Strawberry Truffles

Total Time

Prep: 45 min. + chilling


3-1/2 dozen

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
The ever-popular combination of strawberries and chocolate shines in these rich, decadent strawberry truffles. I often double the recipe to give as gifts. —Pat Habiger, Spearville, Kansas
Strawberry Truffles Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 milk chocolate candy bars (7 ounces each), halved
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup strawberry spreadable fruit
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups chopped almonds, toasted


  1. Place chocolate in a food processor; cover and process until chopped. In a small saucepan, bring cream just to a boil. Pour over chocolate; cover and process until smooth. Stir in spreadable fruit and vanilla until combined. Transfer to a small bowl; cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally. Refrigerate until firm, about 3 hours.
  2. Shape into 1-in. balls. Roll in almonds. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Strawberry Truffles Tips

What kinds of chocolate can you use to make strawberry truffles?

Instead of using milk chocolate candy bars, you can use other types of milk chocolate, like an equal amount of milk chocolate chips. Avoid swapping types of chocolate—for example, don't use dark or white chocolate—which require different amounts of cream to create the right texture in these strawberry truffles. Learn more about the different kinds of chocolate for baking.

How else can you melt chocolate when making strawberry truffles?

Instead of using a food processor, you can simply chop the chocolate bars and pour the hot cream over the chocolate. Let it stand for 5 minutes, and then stir until smooth. The chocolate and cream mixture can also be gently heated using a double boiler. For more methods, check out our guide to the different ways to melt chocolate.

How can you make strawberry truffles your own?

If you love chocolate-strawberry desserts, you'll love these strawberry truffles. However, you can make them your own by using an extract other than vanilla: Try adding 1/2 teaspoon almond extract, 1 teaspoon orange extract or 1-1/2 teaspoons of rum extract. You could also roll the truffles in other ingredients like jimmies, chopped pecans or cocoa.

How should you store strawberry truffles?

Store strawberry truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They can be made up to 1 week in advance.

Peggy Woodward, Taste of Home Senior Food Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 truffle: 147 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 17mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.