Dark Chocolate Toffee Truffles

For the longest time I thought I wasn’t much of a chocolate lover, and I’m fairly certain that I’ve proclaimed my fondness for fruity, sour, chewy candy-awesomeness more times than I can count.

However, within the last couple of years I’ve strayed a little bit from the sweets of my youth and tiptoed my way to the dark side. And now, I am completely smitten.

When the lovely people at NESTLÉ® asked if I would be interested in collaborating with them to create a delectable recipe using NESTLÉ® Toll House Dark Chocolate Morsels, I couldn’t resist. Plus, the idea of a fun “Dark Chocolate Pinspirations Contest” is something this Pinterest fanatic can easily get behind!

When deciding what to create for this collaboration, I knew keeping it simple would allow the rich, intense flavor of NESTLÉ®’s dark chocolate shine through. What better way to make that happen than decadent Dark Chocolate Toffee Truffles? Come on, who doesn’t love a marriage between rich dark chocolate and rich buttery toffee? I can’t be the only one that secretly consumes those little toffee bits by the handful when making recipes that include them… right?

Smooth and sinful, these Dark Chocolate Toffee Truffles are a treat worthy of your deepest chocolate needs. And thanks to NESTLÉ® Toll House Dark Chocolate Morsels, they’re easy peasy to make. Trust me, you’re going to want to make these babies, stat.

Dark Chocolate Toffee Truffles

Yield: about 20 truffles

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

10 ounce package Nestle® Toll House® Dark Chocolate Morsels
2/3 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup toffee bits (see note below)

Directions:

1. Place chocolate morsels into a medium bowl. In a small saucepan, bring heavy cream to a boil. Remove hot cream from heat and pour it over chocolate. Let stand for 1 minute, then stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Stir in vanilla extract and chopped toffee bits. Cover and chill until firm, about 2 hours.

2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a small cookie scoop, shape mixture into 1-inch balls. Roll truffles between your palms to create a smooth appearance. If desired, roll truffles in cocoa powder or additional toffee bits. Chill until ready to serve.

Notes:

- Truffles can be made up to one day in advance; store truffles in an airtight container within the refrigerator.
- Toffee bits can be found in the baking aisle of the grocery store. However, you can also simply chop up your favorite chocolate covered toffee candy bar.

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22 Responses to “Dark Chocolate Toffee Truffles”

  1. DessertForTwo — March 1, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Hi Jamie! I’m participating in this too, but my link won’t work to the actual Nestle page for pinning. Aren’t the pins supposed to go to their page? Have any insight?

  2. Sheetal — March 1, 2013 at 11:50 am

    And re-pinned it! Love love your blog.

  3. These look so tasty!! Yum!

  4. Amanda — March 1, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Pinned! These look amazing… I need to pick up some Nestle Dark Chocolate and try your recipe!

  5. Holiday Baker Man — March 1, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    These look pretty deadly!

  6. Shaina — March 1, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    I want these. Ole loves dark chocolate and toffee, but toffee is generally paired with milk chocolate. This is perfection.

  7. Debby Pucci — March 1, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Done!!! These look so yummy.

  8. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — March 1, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Love this! Repinned and liked! Good luck!

  9. Gloria @ Simply Gloria — March 1, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    You are definitely not the only one eating those little toffee bits straight out of the bag! I always have a few bags on hand JUST in case I have a Toffee Bit Attack! I love dark chocolate…and these look simple to make. And not to mention divine! I re-pinned it…good luck!

  10. Bellenza Bistro — March 2, 2013 at 12:24 am

    How could you not be a chocolate lover…especially after you created these decadent treats! Thank you for allowing us all to enjoy!

  11. Natasha — March 2, 2013 at 6:49 am

    These have definitely been added to my ‘to make’ list. They would make a lovely gift for someone (and for me)!

  12. Holiday Baker Man — March 2, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Spheres of joy!

  13. Becca - Cookie Jar Treats — March 3, 2013 at 8:22 am

    I still can’t believe I haven’t made truffles yet! These look really amazing and delicious and chocolatey! <3

  14. Dark chocolate truffles – how can you go wrong here! So glad to be in the contest with you! What an opportunity. and PS: I LOVE toffee bits! :)

  15. Oliver Denton — March 4, 2013 at 8:31 am

    I’m not usually a fan of plain dark chocolate but this mixture looks great. Good luck in the contest!

  16. Chels — March 8, 2013 at 12:34 am

    I’m loving this! I can’t wait to make these!

  17. Hari Chandana — March 13, 2013 at 6:07 am

    Wowwww… Looks super cute and delicious.. thanks for the wonderful recipe.. First time here.. Happy to follow your space :)

  18. The Male Baker — April 8, 2013 at 11:14 am

    I will be making these soon! They look superb.

  19. Ray — April 9, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Do you think 85-90% dark chocolate bars would work well for these, or would that be too intense?

    • Jamie Lothridge — May 5th, 2014 at 8:09 pm

      Ray,
      If you like dark chocolate, then I think that would be fine.
      – Jamie

  20. molly — November 27, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Can find anywhere that sells the dark chocolate morsels in the UK? Are there any goof replacements or does anyone know where I can buy them?

    • Jamie — November 28th, 2014 at 9:39 am

      Molly-
      You might try Amazon or another online baking source. I hope this helps.

      -Jamie

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