Truffle Tree

Cassie *


I got this recipe from one of my wonderful cookbooks. I wish the whole tree would have shown...I tried resizing the pic to fit..Oh well you get the idea...This makes a wonderful gift for someone special on your Christmas list.

I made one last year for a wonderful friend..she loved it.

This does not take that long to assemble. Enjoy!

★★★★★ 2 votes
1 tree or 6 dozen truffles
1 Hr 20 Min


1 1/3 c
whipping cream
1/4 c
packed brown sugar
1/4 tsp
1/4 c
light rum
2 tsp
16 oz
semisweet chocolate, chopped
16 oz
milk chocolate, chopped
finely chopped nuts, and sprinkles, assorted


1 - 9
inch tall foam cone
about 70 wooden toothpicks
foil for wrapping cone

How to Make Truffle Tree


  • 1Heat cream, sugar, salt, rum and vanilla in medium saucepan over medium heat until sugar is dissolved and mixture is hot.

    Remove from heat; add chocolates, stirring until melted, ( return pan to low heat if necessary). Pour into shallow dish. Cover and refrigerate until just firm, about 1 hour.
  • 2Shape about half the mixture into 1 1/4 inch balls. Shape remaining mixture into 3/4 inch balls. Roll balls in nuts and sprinkles.

    Refrigerate truffles until firm, about 1 hour.
  • 3Cover cone with foil. Starting at bottom of cone, attach larger truffles with wooden toothpicks.

    Use smaller truffles toward the top of the cone. Refrigerate until serving time.
  • 4Note:

    If kitchen is very warm, keep portion of truffle mixture chilled as you shape and roll balls.

    I arranged mine onto a large dinner plate. A cake plate would be good. You can find the tree cones at any craft store, or even Walmart.

    This makes a nice centerpiece also..everyone will be in awe!

Printable Recipe Card

About Truffle Tree

Course/Dish: Candies, Other Desserts
Hashtags: #Christmas, #Truffles, #tree