Almond-Dusted Milk Chocolate Truffles

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Almond-Dusted Milk Chocolate Truffles

Hollywood snow is the best. You know, those big thick flakes that never seem to melt anywhere or turn a disgusting brown and then black as car exhaust fumes get them dirty? Yeah. Real snow ain’t like that.

Last week, I once again had a snow day, even though there was very little snow in evidence. That’s the great thing about moving to the DC area from the Midwest. When I lived in the Midwest, snow days were rare and precious, not to mentioned hard-earned. Here, they happen at the drop of a hat. But hey, this teacher is not complaining!

Almond-Dusted Milk Chocolate Truffles

When my daughter got to the icy driveway, she just stopped completely and started crying. She was that petrified to walk to the car. But after some coaxing and the promise of truffles, she made her way toward her car seat.

Almond-Dusted Milk Chocolate Truffles

Yes, my daughter loves truffles. She’s only 4 and a half, but she eats everything, including salad. And dark chocolate is her favorite. Every year, she gets a rich, dark chocolate birthday cake. But I had to appease my other children, who prefer something lighter. So I made these milk chocolate goodies instead!

Almond-Dusted Milk Chocolate Truffles

Truffles are easy to make, relatively quick, and a heckuva lot cheaper than what you buy in any store. All it takes is some cream, a smidge of butter, and milk chocolate. When you’re done, you have a plate full of rich truffles, perfect to eat while staring out at icy driveways.

Almond-Dusted Milk Chocolate Truffles

When these were ready to roll, I coated them in almond meal, which is just finely ground almonds. It comes in a bag at Trader Joe’s, or you can grind your own with a food processor. Either way, I am a chocolate almond addict, so this coating made me a lot happier than the classic dusting of cocoa. It added an extra something to the flavor, too!

The truffles are definitely better chilled, at least, in my humble opinion. They get fudgier and denser. Essentially, these truffles are a thicker ganache, so one will probably go a long way toward satisfying any cravings.

Almond-Dusted Milk Chocolate Truffles

That is, until the next snowfall. There’s something about truffles and snow that just goes together, so whip up a batch and keep them handy for inclement weather. Or hey, if you live in a more temperate climate, that works too! Just think how lucky you are not to be driving through icy streets and dirty snow.

But you know, a snow day is still kind of magical. And a snow day with truffles is perfection. Savor the moments!


Almond-Dusted Milk Chocolate Truffles


1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons cup heavy cream
1/2 tablespoon butter, cut into chunks
1 cup good-quality milk chocolate, finely chopped
1 cup almond meal (or preferred coating)


  1. In a saucepan, heat the cream until it's moving at a healthy simmer. Add the butter and stir until melted.
  2. Mix in the chocolate, stirring until all ingredients are melted and smooth. Remove from heat.
  3. When the saucepan is cool enough, put it in the refrigerator and chill the truffles for at least 4 hours, though overnight is preferable.
  4. When you're ready to roll, put the almond meal in a small bowl and take the saucepan out of the fridge.
  5. Working quickly, roll the truffles into balls. They'll be a little sticky. Immediately immerse them in the ground almonds and set on a plate. Repeat until done.
  6. For best results, store the truffles in a container in the refrigerator for up to one week.



I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

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  1. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    I think these truffles would get me to go just about anywhere, too! I love how easy these are to whip up. And the almond meal coating sounds like the perfect topping. Sounds like the perfect sweet treat to me!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Gayle! Anything almond is my happy place!

  2. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    I love that you have used almonds to coat the truffles. I usually use coconut, but I love this idea. I can eat so many truffles it’s crazy.
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    1. Mir

      Coconut is great too, Dannii. I’m just a huge almond fan. I can eat a ton, too!

  3. Mira

    I love truffles so much and every time I make some at home, I end up eating most of them, just don’e want to share 🙂 The almond meal coating sounds awesome! Pinned to try them!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Mira! I freeze them so I eat them slower, but yep, they get eaten!

  4. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    Mir, oh my goodness! I was just talking about this this morning with a friend. I live in Wisconsin and we got like a foot of snow yesterday and of course, this morning, we still have school. It’s like school goes on, even when it’s like 8 degrees outside but in TX or anywhere else, if it snows like 1 inch, everything is cancelled. ok, I’m exaggerating a bit but you know what I mean! I hope your daughter (I have a 4 year old too!!) enjoyed these truffles!! I love that she loves dark chocolate!
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    1. Mir

      I feel you, Alice! I grew up in the Midwest where we never got off school for snow. Here in DC, an inch will shut down schools! I kind of love it, kind of hate it. Depends on the day…

  5. Annie @ ciaochowbambina

    Oh my goodness, I love that your little one stopped crying with the promise of truffles!! Of course her mama is a food blogger! I’d stop anything for these truffles!
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    1. Mir

      I’m very proud of my dark chocolate-loving baby. She is a lot like me! 🙂

  6. Rachel @ Bakerita

    Oooh I love how simple and delicious these truffles are, and they sound perfect rolled in almonds!
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    1. Mir

      They are totally easy, Rachel! The fewer ingredients, the simpler and not processed. I’m all for that!

  7. Manali @ CookWithManali

    so yum, loved that you rolled them in almonds!
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    1. Mir

      Almonds are my love, Manali! Along with every other kind of nut. And chocolate.

  8. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    Mir, how did I just find out that you’re in the DC area? Me too! Our snow days are something of a joke, but hey, I’m not complaining. These truffles look amazing! That shot with the bite out of it looks to DIE for 🙂
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    1. Mir

      Really? I had no idea. You’re not MCPS, are you? Our snow days are a total joke! I enjoyed taking that bite, by the way…

      1. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

        Oh my god I AM MCPS! What a small world. And yes, totally. Last Tuesday was a gift, the weather was fine!
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        1. Mir

          Okay, I teach at Blair. Tell me you’re not at Blair. That would be crazy.

          1. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

            Nooo I go to Whitman (go Vikes) That’s still crazy though!

          2. Mir

            Totally crazy. I used to teach at WJ. Go MoCo!

  9. Rachelle

    Mir, I know what you mean about the snow days! I grew up in Pennsylvania and we almost always had to go to school no matter how much it snowed — which was a lot! I moved to North Carolina and the whole state shuts down with one snowflake. I love it!

    These truffles look delicious and I agree with Medha. That picture of the one you took the bite out of makes me wish I had some right now!
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    1. Mir

      Whenever I do the bite shots, it’s hard not to keep going and take about 5 more bites. Even for the five minutes of photo taking!
      Way to go, moving to NC. Warmer AND you get snow days!

  10. Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat.

    I’ve never made chocolate truffles before. These look absolutely amazing though, so I certainly need to try making them soon!
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    1. Mir

      They’re so easy, Stacey! Try it!

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