Chocolate Malt Truffles

Chocolate fans rejoice! Here’s a simple yet divine way to get your daily fix. Chocolate Malt Truffles also make a lovely hostess gift.

Chocolate Malt Truffles ~ @SavorySimple #recipe

I was so tempted to call these chocolate malt truffles “Chocolate Malty Balls” but I wasn’t sure if everyone would get the joke. I’m referring to a South Park episode that aired around 15 years ago while I was in college. I sort of assume that’s a classic but I wonder sometimes if I’m not starting to show my age with certain references. Not that I’m old. But you know.

I was never a big fan of South Park and couldn’t tell you the last time I watched an episode. But I still remember when the show was young and I could not believe some of the stuff they were getting away with. I clearly remember watching the chocolate salty balls episode with friends as tears streamed down my face and we all laughed hysterically at how ridiculous it was. And I guess I’m still a bit immature because it cracks me up to this day.

Ok, if you have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about here’s a clip from the episode (NSF Mature People):

So anyway…

Chocolate Malt Truffles ~ @SavorySimple #recipe

You should definitely, um, put my chocolate malty balls in your mouth. Because they’re really really good. And very easy to make.

Chocolate Malt Truffles ~ @SavorySimple #recipe

I used King Arthur Flour’s Belcolade bittersweet chocolate disks but any high quality bittersweet (or semi-sweet) chocolate will work.

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Chocolate Malt Truffles

5 from 6 votes
Chocolate fans rejoice! Here's a simple yet divine way to get your daily fix. Chocolate Malt Truffles also make a lovely hostess gift.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, French
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 15 -30 truffles, depending on size
Calories 127
Author Jennifer Farley



  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 5 tablespoons malted milk powder


  • 2 tablespoons Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoons malted milk powder


  • Place bittersweet chocolate in a medium bowl.
  • In a small saucepan, heat the heavy cream on medium-high heat. As it begins to simmer, whisk in the malt powder until well combined. Once the cream has just come to a boil, remove from heat and pour over the chocolate. With a heat proof spatula, stir until all the chocolate has melted and the mixture, also known as ganache, is combined.
  • Allow the ganache to cool slightly, then cover the bowl with a towel and allow it to chill for several hours or overnight.
  • Whisk together the cocoa and malt powder for the topping.
  • Use a tablespoon to scoop out some chocolate and quickly roll it into a ball. Toss in the topping and set aside. Repeat until all of the chocolate has been used.
  • The truffles will soften as they warm up so keep them refrigerated prior to serving.


Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 142mg | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2.5% | Vitamin C: 0.2% | Calcium: 6.4% | Iron: 1.8%

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About Jennifer Farley

Jennifer graduated from the Culinary Arts program at L’Academie de Cuisine, and has worked professionally as a line cook, pastry chef, and cooking instructor. Her cookbook, The Gourmet Kitchen, was published in 2016 by Simon & Schuster.

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