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Spicy Chocolate Truffles

The truffles are the best dessert for anyone who like a little spice! These truffles have a little bit of a spicy taste that are covered in chocolate to create the best flavor!
Prep Time1 hour
Chill Time2 hours
Total Time3 hours
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20 truffles
Calories: 168kcal
Author: Dorothy Kern
Cost: $6


  • 8 ounces (226g) semi-sweet baking chocolate
  • ½ cup (118ml) heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 10 ounces Chocolate melts for dipping


  • Break or cut chocolate into pieces. Place heavy cream in a small saucepan and heat just until it bubbles. Pour over chocolate. Stir until all chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. (If it is cold in your house and your chocolate doesn’t want to melt all the way you can put it in the microwave in 10 second increments to aid in melting.)
  • Stir in vanilla, cinnamon, and cayenne. Chill mixture for at least 2 hours. You can also let it sit overnight.
  • Use a cookie scoop (1 or 2 tablespoon) to scoop balls of truffle. Roll into uniform balls and place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet.
  • Melt chocolate melts according to package directions. Dip truffles in chocolate and top with sprinkles, if desired. Chill to set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freeze.



  • I prefer Ghiradelli or Baker's baking bars
  • For dipping, I recommend Ghiradelli Candy Melts. If you can't find those, use Candiquik or Almond Bark (all three are sold in the baking aisle). You can dip these in milk or dark chocolate.
  • In lieu of dipping, you can also roll them in cocoa, powdered sugar, or sprinkles instead.
  • To decorate the tops, add leftover melted chocolate to a ziploc bag and cut off one tip to drizzle over the truffles after they've set.


Serving: 1truffle | Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 104IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg