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5 from 6 votes

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.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, French
Servings: 15 -30 truffles, depending on size
Calories: 127kcal
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: 125IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 0.3mg