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These Chestnut Chocolate Truffles are very easy to make. They make a great edible gift for your friends and family. You can dress them for the holidays, or make them any time of year.

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Chestnut Chocolate Truffles

I don’t remember ever having chestnuts as a child. There were no chestnuts roasting over an open fire around our house. The reason for that, I believe, was availability. We just couldn’t find them.

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The first time we ever ate them was in the early 90’s, when I roasted them in the oven, (and cut my fingers to ribbons, trying to peel them 😂). I found a recipe for roasted brussels sprouts with chestnuts in one of my cookbooks and made them for my Mom’s 65th birthday party.

It was difficult to find the chestnuts any time of year, and this year when I made our stuffing for the turkey on Thanksgiving, I had to ask someone where to find them. So they are still not easy to find in our area!

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They are, however, delicious. So when I found the one jar for the stuffing, I decided to pick up 3 and try my hand at a few other recipes! After much research, I found this recipe from Fig and Honey and we liked it so much, we have made it several times since!

How to make them

  1. If you don’t have super fine sugar, or caster sugar, just process regular sugar in your food processor.
  2. Texture should be finer than regular sugar, but not a powder, like powdered sugar.
  3. Melt chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Start at 30 seconds, stir, and continue to place them in microwave and stir, in between 15 second intervals.
  4. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  5. Add vanilla and mix.
  6. Next, add chestnuts and mix on medium high until smooth.
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  1. The second time I made them, I processed the chestnuts in the food processor, until smooth. If you don’t there will be small chunks in the truffles. It’s not super annoying, but I preferred them with a smooth texture.
  2. Add melted chocolate.
  3. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Roll mixture into 1.5-2″ balls. If dough is very sticky, refrigerate for a few hours. I had to rinse my hands in hot water a few times, because they got too sticky.
  5. Roll in cocoa powder.
  6. Or coconut.
  7. Or sprinkles.
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Chestnut Chocolate Truffles are good for you, too!

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Sweet chestnuts are native to Eurasia. They have been in cultivation in southern Europe since 2000 BC, according Wikipedia! Wow! Is it easy for you to locate chestnuts where you are?

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I found these French Chestnuts on Amazon! I think I will buy them from Prime, instead of searching, lol!

Chestnuts are so good, and good for you! Check out this article! Good for brain function and dry skin! Two important items for me! I should eat more Chocolate Truffles er…., chestnuts! 😂 😂

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Chestnut Chocolate Truffles

These Chestnut Chocolate Truffles are very easy to make. Chestnut Chocolate Truffles make a great edible gift for your friends and family! You can dress them for the holidays, or make them any time of year!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 20 truffles
Calories: 45kcal
Author: Beth Neels
Cost: $10



  • Place chocolate in microwave safe bowl. Melt in microwave, 30 seconds, stir. Keep putting it in at 10 seconds bursts, stirring in between until melted.
  • Place chestnuts in a mini chopper, or a food processor  and process until smooth. Stirring and scraping sides. This is optional, but produces a creamy texture for the truffles, with no chunks.
  • Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and mix thoroughly.
  • Add chestnuts and combine. Lastly, add the chocolate and combine thoroughly.
  • If dough seems very sticky, refrigerate for an hour, or so. Roll between palms into balls. Then roll each ball into coconut, or cocoa powder, sprinkles or nuts.
  • Can be stored in refrigerator for a few days or in the freezer for longer storage.
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Can be stored refrigerated, for up to 7 days.
Can be frozen in airtight containers for about 1 month.
Rolling is much easier if dough is cold.
Roll the balls into desired topping or sprinkles as soon as you are done rolling them.


Calories: 45kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 16mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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    1. We use jarred chestnuts so they are already cooked. We haven’t tried them raw. Good tip though. Thanks Diane.

  1. 5 stars
    These would be so perfect for holiday gifts! I’ve never tried chestnuts and would love to try them in these pretty truffles!

  2. 5 stars
    I’m from Sardinia, Italy and I was lucky to grow up eating chestnuts at this time of the year 🙂 I’m now in Spain for a couple of months and today I’ve roasted some delicious local chestnuts! So, thank you for this recipe because now I know how to use the rest of the chestnuts 🙂

    1. Oh, you are so lucky, Claudia! I’m so glad you like the recipe! Let me know what you think of them! Thank you and Merry Christmas!

  3. 5 stars
    OMG! I love all types of truffles but your chestnut version looks amazing! Now I wish I were coming over your house so I can eat as many as you let me! Great combination Beth!

  4. 5 stars
    I love the idea of adding chestnuts in to truffles. I was lucky enough to grow up having chestnuts now and then as a child and I have a real soft spot for them, so am pretty sure I’d love these.

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