Creamy and Dreamy Dark Chocolate Truffles

Ron NebreBasics, Gluten-Free, recipes

Chocolate truffles in a bowl
The secret behind the creamy melt-in-your-mouth texture of these dark chocolate truffles? Ricotta cheese and peanut butter.

Makes: 8-10 truffles
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cool Times: 1 hour


  • 76 g / 1/2 cup 60% cocoa chocolate chips
  • 16 g / 1 tbsp all natural peanut butter (or your nut butter of choice)
  • 15 g / 2 tbsp full fat ricotta
  • 15 g / 2 tbsp Mirage margarine
  • 40 g / 1/3 cup good quality unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 vanilla bean, scraped
  • 2 pinches of cinnamon
  • pinch of Maldon salt


1. Melt chocolate in the microwave for 15 second intervals.

Dark chocolate in a bowl
Melted dark chocolate in a bowl
2. While the chocolate is still warm, stir in the nut butter and mix until combined. Add vanilla, cinnamon, and salt.

3. Mix ricotta and margarine into the chocolate mixture and refrigerate for an hour until the mixture starts to solidify.

truffle mixture in a bowl
4. Working with approximately 1 tablespoon at a time, hand form the truffles, roll in unsweetened cocoa powder, and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Truffle coated in cocoa powder
truffle on a baking sheet

Chef’s Notes

  • If you can’t find 60% cocoa chocolate chips, replace them with finely chopped chocolate.

dark chocolate truffles in a bowl