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Chocolate walnut truffles, just the right amount of sweetness and the right amount of crunch. 30-min from start to finish.

Hazelnut Chocolate Balls (Truffles)

  • Author: Balkan Lunch Box
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 15 1x
  • Category: Dessert


Dark chocolate truffles enriched with ground hazelnut. Easy, no bake, 30-min dessert.


  • 1 teaspoon of oil (for hands)
  • 5.5 ounces hazelnuts (shelled, roasted, skinned and ground)
  • 5.5 ounces dark or baking chocolate (grated)
  • 5.5 ounces powdered sugar
  • 1 egg white (or 1.4 ounces aquafaba)
  • 1 teaspoon sour cherry liquor (or rum, non-alcoholic option: orange or lemon juice*)
  • 3-4 ounces chopped hazelnuts (shelled, roasted, skinned and chopped)


  1. Oil your hands to prevent sticking.
  2. In a medium size bowl combine all ingredients. Mix well with hands until the mixture has the texture of clay.
  3. Form little balls (the size of half a golf ball).
  4. Dip balls in chopped hazelnuts to cover on all sides. Leave in a cool place to toughen.
  5. Transfer to a cookie box. Keep in a dry, cool place for up to 10 days.


Walnuts or almonds can be used instead of hazelnuts.

Store in a cool, dark place for up to 10 days.

If using orange or lemon juice, the best is to make a reduction by boiling them on low until they have syrup consistency.


  • Serving Size: 2 truffles
  • Calories: 157
  • Sugar: 16g
  • Sodium: 10mg
  • Fat: 9.1g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Fiber: 1.3g
  • Protein: 2.5g
  • Cholesterol: 2mg

Keywords: hazelnut chocolate balls (truffles), little bombs