Spicy Chocolate Truffles

Spicy Chocolate Truffles that will melt in your mouth. 

Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate! A perfect occasion to make chocolate truffles. These rich, creamy, and indulgent raw cacao truffles melt in your mouth!

Homemade chocolate truffles are delicious and tempting. That lovely exterior coated with nuts, freeze-dried fruits, or a dusting of chocolate coating holds within it a moment of bliss in the form of creamy, melt-in-your-mouth dark chocolate. Something so sublime should take hours of work to perfect it. Hardly.

If you’re a fan of chocolate and spice, you’re in for a treat with spicy chocolate truffles. These delicious treats combine chocolate’s smooth and rich taste with a kick of heat from spicy ingredients like chili powder, cayenne pepper, or even hot sauce. The result is a unique and unforgettable flavor experience that will leave you wanting more.

To make spicy chocolate truffles, you’ll need a few key ingredients. First and foremost, you’ll need chocolate – either dark or milk chocolate will work, depending on your preference. You’ll also need heavy cream, butter, and your chosen spicy ingredient(s). Some popular choices include chili powder, cayenne pepper, or even finely chopped jalapenos.

The truth is truffles are super simple to make. You won’t even need a stove — just a food processor and good-quality raw chocolate that will give you fail-proof chocolate truffles at home. 

I like to make my fantastic chocolate truffles instead of buying one at the store because they have healthy ingredients and are guilt-free!

The flavor of spicy chocolate truffles is a perfect blend of heat and sweetness. The chocolate provides a rich, creamy base that melts in your mouth, while the spicy ingredient(s) add a subtle, lingering heat that builds with each bite. Depending on your spiciness level, the truffles can range from a mild warmth to a more intense kick, adding complexity and depth to the overall flavor.

They are super easy to make and melt in your mouth, making a perfect gift for that special person in your life (or yourself!). Perfect for Valentine’s Day, Spicy Chocolate truffles are full of heart-healthy fats from cashews and coconut butter. 

Rolled in unsweetened shredded coconut, bee pollen, maca powder, matcha tea, cocoa powder, or crushed freeze-dried fruit for an elegant touch. 

You will fall in love with these truffles!  


Valentine’s Day Spicy Chocolate Truffles

Full of heart-healthy fats from cashews and coconut butter. Rolled in unsweetened shredded coconut, bee pollen, maca powder, matcha tea, cocoa powder, or crushed freeze-dried fruit for an elegant touch. You will fall in love with these truffles!
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Course: Dessert
Keyword: cacao nibs, coconut nectar, maca powder
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 1653kcal
Author: Angie


  • 1 cup  cacao nibs
  • 1 tbsp maca powder
  • 1 cup cacao powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup cashew butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut nectar
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne

Other options for coating:

  • Unsweetened shredded coconut
  • Bee pollen
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder (or carob powder)
  • Matcha powder
  • Maca powder
  • Crushed freeze-dried fruit


  • Place all filling ingredients in a food processor. Process until well combined. Remove from food processor and place in refrigerator to let set – 30 minutes. Remove from refrigerator. Roll into 1-inch balls.

For coating: 

  • Dip truffles in the coating. Place the truffles on a plate and place them in the refrigerator until solid – about 30 minutes


Calories: 1653kcal | Carbohydrates: 180g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 107g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Monounsaturated Fat: 60g | Sodium: 786mg | Potassium: 2545mg | Fiber: 38g | Sugar: 57g | Vitamin A: 208IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 235mg | Iron: 22mg

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