Decadent Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

Rich and decadent! These delicious truffles are every bit as good, if not better, than the famous store-bought version. They’re great for dessert and/or gifting (if you can keep from eating them all yourself). Enjoy a little taste of heaven from your kitchen with this recipe from Functional Medicine Los Angeles, a renowned functional medicine Burbank provider.

Note: For best results, using high-quality (70% Cacao) dark chocolate is strongly recommended by our functional medicine Los Angeles practitioners.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooling Time: 4 hours
Serves: 8 (makes 16 truffles)


  1. 5 oz. dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  2. 1/2 c. heavy cream
  3. 3 T. sugar
  4. 1 T. honey
  5. 1/2 c. smooth hazelnut butter
  6. 1 t. pure vanilla extract
  7. 6 oz. roasted hazelnuts, divided


  1. Place a medium saucepan over low heat. Add dark chocolate, heavy cream, sugar, and honey. Stirring frequently, allow the chocolate to melt.
  2. Once all the chocolate has melted, our functional medicine Studio City experts suggest removing it from the heat and stirring in the hazelnut butter and vanilla extract.
  3. Transfer the saucepan into the refrigerator and allow to cool for at least 2 hours or until completely hardened.
  4. Reserve 16 hazelnuts and chop the remaining nuts, taking care to chop them too finely.  Add the chopped hazelnuts to a shallow bowl.
  5. Once the chocolate mixture is completely cold and set, scoop out about a tablespoon and flatten it in the palm of your hand. Place one hazelnut into the center of the disc and roll the mixture around the hazelnut, forming a ball. Roll the truffle into the chopped hazelnuts.
  6. Repeat this process until you have rolled all 16 truffles. Place in the refrigerator for another 30 minutes before serving.
  7. Enjoy this recipe from our Los Angeles functional medicine doctors!

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