Buttery Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles with Mascarpone Recipe

Chocolate mascarpone truffles

Not only does creamy sweet mascarpone cheese simplify this truffle recipe, it also provides a velvety texture.

Use the best chocolate you can find and, of course, the best mascarpone cheese. We like Crave Brothers Farmstead mascarpone for its rich creaminess and super smooth texture.

Recipe courtesy of Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese (see our Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese review).

4 oz. bittersweet

4 oz. milk chocolate

4 oz. mascarpone cheese

2/3 cup heavy cream

2 Tbsp. sugar

1 Tbsp. Grand Marnier, orange-flavored liqueur.

In a double boiler (or place a bowl over simmering water without allowing the bowl to touch the water), combine 4 ounces each of high-quality bittersweet and milk chocolate, room temperature mascarpone, heavy cream, sugar, and Grand Marnier.

Gently stir ingredients until mixture is creamy, smooth, and warm.

Remove from heat, cover the mixture and chill overnight. Roll refrigerated mixture into 1-inch balls, and roll truffles in 1 cup of finely chopped walnuts or pecans. You can also roll in cocoa, cinnamon/sugar, or powdered sugar.

Want other delicious recipes using mascarpone cheese? Check these out:

Layered Mascarpone and Beets with Candied Walnuts

Lemon Mascarpone Tarts






Bobbie Hasselbring, RFT Editor

RFT co-founder Bobbie Hasselbring has been a travel junkie her entire life. An award-winning writer and editor for more than 25 years and author of the regional food-travel bestsellers, The Chocolate Lover’s Guide to the Pacific Northwest and The Chocolate Lover’s Guide Cookbook, Bobbie is editor-in-chief at