3-ingredient Nutella Truffles

Holy cow. Easy 3-ingredient Nutella Truffles. Because sometimes you just need chocolate, am I right?

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Easy 3-ingredient Nutella Truffles - make these in minutes! No bake, fast, and so delicious!

Jordan’s in the 5th grade this year, and 5th graders get to join the band. I was kind of shocked that music still existed in the public school system, but she was all excited when she brought home the flyer. I was excited too, remembering back to my clarinet playing days.

The kids had just a few instruments to choose from and Jordan picked the violin. Lord help us all.

I had to hide these Easy 3-ingredient Nutella Truffles from myself!!

I’m sort of kidding, I love how the violin sounds…when the Dixie Chicks play. So I’m sure a 10 year old who totally pays attention to everything teachers say will play and sound just fine. Right?

It really doesn’t matter how it sounds though, it’s supposed to be fun. I expect her to enjoy herself right up until Tuesday night after the first session…when they remind her to practice for 20 minutes every day.

20 minutes of violin practice vs 20 minutes of watching daily routines on YouTube. Hmmm….I’m really not sure which one will win.

Easy Nutella Truffles Recipe with only 3 ingredients!

Something that will win and is way easier than playing violin? These Nutella Truffles. Oh my gosh, y’all. You can make them when you don’t even have a kitchen. #truth

(Seriously, I’m wondering what conversations the construction guys are having at lunch. “What is that chick doing? Why is she running a food processor in her office? Why is she standing on a chair taking pictures of food? Is she jonesing for chocolate that much?”)

Yes, yes I am jonesing for chocolate that much that I need to make truffles no matter what. Especially when those truffles are made of just 3 ingredients: Nutella, Oreos, and chocolate.

This Easy Nutella Truffles is impossibly good!

I’m sure by now you’ve all seen that 3-ingredient Nutella Brownie video that’s going around on Facebook. I’ve actually seen that recipe making the rounds on blogs for awhile. I’ve never tried it but it looks really good and last week I was craving it. The problem is I don’t have an oven and I’m afraid to bake in my toaster oven. What’s a girl to do?

Hint: Make a No-Bake version of a 3-ingredient Nutella recipe!!

I decided to combine my love of Nutella with my love of Oreo truffles (you know, the Oreo + cream cheese recipe.) But instead of cream cheese, I used Nutella. And if you don’t like chocolate hazelnut spread, you can use any chocolate spread out there. Hershey’s, Reese’s, and some peanut butter companies all make versions. You could even use Golden Oreos!

All you need for this recipe are Oreos, Nutella or other chocolate spread, melting chocolate (for dipping), and a food processor. That’s it!

Easy 3-ingredient Nutella Truffles - make these in minutes! No bake, fast, and so delicious!

A few notes about this recipe:

  • Let the cookies and Nutella process for awhile, at least a minute depending on your food processor. It’ll start to form a ball, that’s how you know it’s done.
  • The batter was quite soft when it was done processing. I scooped out 1 tablespoon balls of truffle dough and chilled them for an hour until they were firm enough to dip. If you find that your mixture is too soft to scoop, chill it for 15 minutes, then scoop it, then chill it again.
  • I prefer to use melting chocolate for dipping truffles because it melts easier than chocolate chips (no seizing) and dries better. You can buy melting chocolate, like Candiquik or almond bark, in the baking aisle. I melted 8 ounces but used about 6 ounces. It’s better to melt more than you think you’ll need! See my how to dip truffles without crying post for tips!
  • These truffles taste better than the beginning violin sounds. In case you were wondering!

Enjoy! I sure did. 🙂

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3 ingredient Nutella Truffles

These EASY Nutella Truffles have only 3 ingredients. They're fast to assemble using a food processor and they're rich, fudgy, and oh-so-chocolatey! Perfect for an indulgent treat or gift!


Ingredients:


  • 20 Oreo cookies

  • 5 tablespoons Nutella (or other chocolate spread)

  • 6-8 ounces melting chocolate (such as Candiquik or almond bark)

  • Sprinkles, optional


Directions:


  1. Place Oreos and Nutella in a food processor. Process until a smooth mixture remains and a ball starts to form while the processor is running. This will take at least a minute, depending on your food processor.

  2. If truffle mixture is too soft to roll, chill for 15 minutes. Otherwise, scoop 1 tablespoon balls of truffle dough onto a wax paper lined cookie sheet. Chill at least one hour. (I do not recommend chilling the mixture that long until after you’ve scooped the truffles. It becomes hard and hard to scoop, so if you need to chill the dough first, just do it about 15 minutes, then scoop, then chill again.)

  3. Melt chocolate according to package directions. I like to use melting chocolate like Candiquik and almond bark because it’s easier to melt and won’t seize like chocolate chips often does. You can find this chocolate in the regular baking aisle. My chocolate melted in about 1-1/2 minutes on high power, and I stirred it every 30 seconds.

  4. Dip each truffle in the chocolate, tap off excess, and place back on cookie sheet. Sprinkle with sprinkles, if desired. Chill to set. Store in refrigerator for up to 5 days.


Notes:

You don't have to use Nutella for this recipe - you can use any chocolate spread. There are so many brands now, right at your regular grocery store. IMPORTANT: if you're using another brand of chocolate spread, start by adding 3 tablespoons of it instead of 5, then work up to 5 as needed. You may need more than 5 tblsp - not every brand of chocolate has the same amount of oils, etc., and may cause different consistency and need a different amount used.


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  1. Good luck for Jordan’s violin playing; I have been playing since I was 7 (a long time!) and to be brutally honest, I sounded horrendous for the first 5 years, however after that, it sounds great! These Nutella truffles look so decadent, these will definitely remind Jordan to do her daily practice, pinned! 

  2. Thank heaven we still have music in public schools! A lot of state budges keep trying to cut the arts…arg. Makes me mad.
    I can’t BELIEVE she picked the violin, though. It’s so hard! My son plays piano and I have to literally sit him down and force his little hands to press down on the keys. Once he’s going, it’s okay, but getting him there…I turn into Mean Mommy very fast.
    These look amazing! I also feel self-conscious when people come to work in the house and they see me being crazy with my baking antics. You gotta wonder what they’re thinking!

  3. “budgets” ….heh heh.

  4. being a musician of any kind takes desire. Perhaps play you tube videos of talented violinist and groups with violins in it. Perhaps these good examples will encourage. Also private lessons are a great idea from beginning. Truffles look great.

  5. These look fabulous! I never clicked with instrumental music (played the flute for almost ten years) the way I have with dance, but my friends who are very passionate about music spend a lot of time practicing- it really takes personal motivation!

  6. Our school got funding approved for VAPA starting with the 4th grade, so Haley actually gets to take dance, drama, and music this year. HOLLA! She’s so excited. Anyway. By sometimes needing chocolate, you meant always, right? Love these!

  7. So easy and look so cute!

  8. These are dangerous…looks so good and too easy!  My son is entering 5th grade.  We started music last year and he did percussion and will continue this year.  It’s interesting, that’s for sure!  Good luck!

  9. Laughed out loud imagining you jonesing for chocolate standing on top of your office chair taking pictures! These truffles look totally worth it!

  10. These take the cake! I have made Oreo-based truffles before but never with Nutella incorporated. Genius. They look so incredibly fudgy!! And I’d eat a dozen if they were in my house 🙂

    The violin. Good luck with that 🙂

  11. LOVE these – so simple yet satisfying. I’m into it. <3

  12. These look great. Did you share them with the construction guys? I’m sure they would love to be on the receiving end of your munchies!!! 🙂

  13. Truffles with Nutella? Um, yes PLEASE! These look fantastic!!!

  14. These look so festive and sinfully good!  Three or four years ago I took my daughter to a symphony, and afterwards we were talking with one of the musicians and he asked her what instrument she would play in an orchestra.  She said violin also!  But, I know that watching routine and closet-organizing you tube videos would win out every time!

  15. I was already craving chocolate tonight and then I saw these… let’s just say now I’m craving chocolate AND nutella! These are so fun; I love the sprinkles!!

  16. Yummy! I might add Baileys to these and see how they turn out…

  17. I play the violin and still remember the look on my mom’s face when I said that was the instrument that I wanted to play! She definitely wasn’t sure how the first few weeks of “playing” were going to go! I hope Jordan sticks with it and loves it!

  18. You had me at Nutella. These would a great little treat for our upcoming road trip. I can’t wait to hear how Jordan does with the violin!

  19. When I was in middle school, I knew I wanted to be in the band, but I had no idea what instrument I wanted to play! My mom and I went to the music store in search of an instrument. It would’ve been so much easier if I had one in mind like Jordan! PS: these are awesome truffles and I’m sure I couldn’t stop with just one 🙂

  20. The construction guys may be wondering what the heck you’re up to, but I bet if you offered them some of these, they’d never wonder again! You’d become their favorite person!

  21. Only 3 ingredients?!? Awesome!!

  22. These truffles are necessary on a Monday. Luckily I have all the ingredients. 🙂 #mondaywinning 

  23. Yum, yum, yum! BTW, Alison Krauss is my fav fiddle player (after my mom, she’s the best). Good luck, Jordan! p.s. Construction guys conversation. LOL!

  24. These look amazing. I want to try them with different flavors like cookie butter and peanut butter too. Maybe make gifts for Christmas. Thanks for the posting. Pinned.

  25. Well, these look like I’ll be adding extra time to the treadmill. Nutella and Oreos? I don’t think it gets any better in life! 

  26. It’s always interesting having someone work in your home while you are blogging! I think my neighbors think I am addicted to my computer! LOL But I really could get addicted to these truffles!

  27. Don’t mess with a girl when she needs chocolate!  I love that you added Nutella to the Oreo truffle.  It’s so fun to add different things to that classic mix!!!  

  28. Having played both the violin and the cello, I begged my daughter to choose the cello when she joined the 6th grade orchestra. Even though I own a violin and we have to pay an exhorbitant amount of money to rent a cello. That’s how much I love beginning violin sounds. Heaven help you. Just eat more truffles and you’ll get through it 🙂

  29. Nailed it! These truffles are exactly what I need when I have a chocolate craving…like, for instance, right now. LOVE!

  30. you are brilliant-these truffles are so perfect and easy and I want them in my liiiife!

  31. could you use any type of cookies with this recipe?

    • I think so, but the amount of cookies will be different. Oreos have some creamy filling and are a different size than, say, Chips Ahoy. So start with a few less cookies and add more as needed to get the truffles to hold together. If you add too many and they’re dry, add more Nutella!

  32. I am wondering if me using reduced fat oreos ruined this recipe. I doubled the recipe and had to use TWICE as much nutella and it was still very crumbly. It did not turn out well and they turned out too sweet. I rarely meet a sweet that is too sweet for me 🙁

    • It could be that the reduced fat Oreos caused a problem. I’ve never tried making truffles with those, so I’m not sure. Were you using your food processor? How long did you run it? I was just making some Oreo truffles the other day (with cream cheese) and noticed that it was very crumbly, but when I let it keep on running it finally turned smooth (like when you’re making PB). Too sweet…Nutella + Oreos, yeah these are super sweet, ha!

  33. Is there any way to make them less gritty? I added extra Nutella (just to make them bind better) but the truffles themselves were just kind of sandy. Yummy, though! A little sweet for my taste–I added a pinch of salt for half of them, the other half I opted to roll in Cocoa powder rather than the melting chocolate.

  34. What if I don’t have a microwave

  35. Maybe it’s just my food processor, but the “dough” did not mix evenly at all for me. The part on the bottom was practically pureed but the cookies on top were barely broken. I had to mix it by hand to get the big pieces down to the blades and crushed. It’s still not quite the texture I know it should be. =\ I’ll make them again, but I’ll definitely do it the old-fashioned way!

  36. Omg !!! I just tried it and it worked. It tasted soooooo good!!! I just didn’t have chocolate for dipping ,so i puted powder sugar and is still tasted amazing.😙❤🖒

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