Chocolate Caramel Truffles

If you’re a fan of the irresistible combination of chocolate and caramel, then these caramel and chocolate truffles are sure to steal your heart. They’re sweet yet slightly salty, richly chocolaty, and delightfully chewy, with a burst of flavor and a satisfyingly crispy texture from the cocoa nibs. It’s hard not to fall in love with them.

These amazing chocolate caramel truffles are easy to prepare and require only a few ingredients. The best part is that is an amazing dessert that can be prepared in advance and have it ready for the holiday season or any other friend or family gathering.

How to make chocolate caramel truffles

Start by placing the sugar in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over low-medium heat. Cook it until the sugar dissolves, stirring with a wooden spoon until it turns into a caramel color.

Once the sugar has caramelized, remove the pan from the heat and carefully add the cream. Be prepared for some bubbling. Cook the mixture for about 1 or 2 minutes, stirring constantly until it becomes smooth. Then, remove it from the heat and add salt, vanilla extract, and chocolate. Stir everything well until it’s smooth and fully combined. If you’re using cocoa nibs, now is the time to stir them in. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and let it cool at room temperature.

Once cooled, refrigerate it for about 2 hours until it becomes firm enough to shape into balls. Using a teaspoon or a melon-baller, scoop out the truffle mixture and roll it between your palms to form 1-inch (3cm) balls. Roll the balls in cocoa powder or grated chocolate, then refrigerate them for at least half an hour before serving.

Hope you will try these decadent truffles and enjoy them as a delightful treat! If you do make sure to share the photos with me on Instagram. Would love to see how they turn out for you.

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5 from 1 vote
If you like how chocolate and caramel go together you will definitely love these caramel and chocolate truffles. Sweet, a bit salty, chocolaty and chewy, with a great flavor and a crispy texture coming from the cocoa nibs, quite hard not to get in love with them.
Servings 25 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 3/4 cup (150g) sugar
  • 1/2 cup (120g) whipping cream
  • 7 oz (200g) bittersweet chocolate. chopped
  • 1/2 tsp (3g) salt
  • 1 tsp (5g) vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ tbsp (15g) cocoa nibs , optional
  • Cocoa powder or grated chocolate for coating


  • Place the sugar in a heavy bottomed saucepan over low-medium heat, and cook until sugar dissolves, stirring with a wooden spoon until it  gets a caramel color.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and add the cream. It will bubble a little bit.
  • Cook for about 1 or 2 minutes stirring constantly until smooth. Remove from heat and add salt vanilla extract and chocolate. Stir well until smooth.
  • Stir in cocoa nibs if used.
  • Transfer the mixture to a bowl and let cool at room temperature.
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours until hard enough to roll into balls.
  • Use a teaspoon or a melon-baller to scoop out the truffles and with greased palms form into 1 inch (3cm) balls.
  • Roll the balls in cocoa powder or grated chocolate and refrigerate for at least half an hour before serving.



Serving: 1 truffleCalories: 72kcalCarbohydrates: 10.8gProtein: 0.7gFat: 3.1gSaturated Fat: 2.1gCholesterol: 4mgSugar: 10.1g
Calories: 72kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caramel truffles, chocolate caramel truffles, chocolate truffles, truffles

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  1. Lorraine Crawshaw Author says:

    Would you be interested in trying out flavoured chocolate powders in your recipes? Red Velvet, Chocolate Chai, Tumeric Chai White Choc, Chilli-choc, Raspberry Truffle and others?
    Please let me know 🙂

  2. Vicki Author says:

    Where’s the caramel?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Hi Vicki.

      The caramel is used in the first part of the recipe.

  3. Adria Author says:

    Hi Ela,
    I have a quick question: why the chocolate seized? I follow the exact steps but it didn’t work. Do you have any ideas, please?

  4. Chris Ann Author says:

    I am not finding any caramel ingredient just the word “caramel color” in step one of the directions…one of the photos shows a plate of truffles some rolled in cocoa pwd the other rolled in perhaps ground almonds -or is it some other ingredient. Would love calcification so I can be successful in making these…Thanks

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      the caramel is made first.. by melting sugar until turns into caramel.. then you add chocolate… and so on.. so the caramel is composed with the mixture.. I only rolled them in cocoa powder and grated chocolate.. but feel free to roll them in ground almonds if you like best

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