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Troufakia – Greek Homemade Chocolate Truffles

If the traditional Greek desserts seem complicated to you to cook, this easy homemade chocolate truffles recipe is just excellent. We call them troufakia (Greek word: τρουφάκια).

I love simple recipes. And this troufakia recipe is a straightforward one. Ideal for each and every occasion, from birthday to name day and from Halloween Trick or Treat to Christmas, troufakia will literally save your day and increase your reputation as a Greek master chef!


As no cooking skills are required, troufakia (or troyfakia) are effortless to prepare.  This is wonderful if you wish to treat your visitors or you visit family or friends. What I also adore with this troufakia recipe is that it does not require special ingredients as you can easily find them in several stores. Moreover, this recipe takes only around 50 minutes to cook and gives around 25 to 30 pieces.

Finally, let me warn you! Once these homemade chocolate truffles are ready, they will disappear in just one moment! My kids and their friends just love them!

Chocolate Truffles

Troufakia – Ingredients

  • 250 g of Petit beurre biscuits
  • 2 tablespoons of cognac or brandy
  • 125 g of couverture chocolate
  • 160 g of butter
  • 100 g of powdered sugar
  • 1 teacup of walnuts, chopped
  • 200 g of powdered cocoa or chocolate sprinkles for coating




Troufakia – Instructions

  1. Start this troufakia recipe by taking a blender and add the biscuits and the cognac. Blend until biscuits are crushed into small pieces.
  2. Chop the chocolate into small pieces
  3. Place it with the butter in a pot.
  4. Place the pot into a bigger pot (Bain Marie)
  5. Warm the mixture over medium temperature until the chocolate melts.
  6. Remove the pot from oven. Add the biscuits, the sugar, and the walnuts.
  7. Mix it well until it becomes a unified mixture.
  8. Take a small portion and shape the chocolate truffles into balls.
  9. Roll the chocolate truffles in cocoa powder or chocolate sprinkles.
  10. Place over the plate.
  11. Then, allow them to become harder by placing them in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.
  12. Serve.

I hope you enjoy these easy homemade troufakia! Stay tuned for more Greek dessert recipes. Enjoy!

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