Troufakia: Greek Homemade Chocolate Truffles

Troufakia is the name of the Greek chocolate truffles. Troufakia are usually served at Christmas but you can make them any time you are looking for an easy dessert to treat and impress family and friends.  Truffles are molded chocolates with a buttery chocolate center and are rolled with other ingredients like cocoa powder, nuts, or grated coconut. 

Chocolate truffles got their name from their resemblance to mushroom fungus. However, apart from that, they don't have any other relation to mushrooms. 

These homemade troufakia (τρουφάκια in Greek) are made of the following ingredients: sweet milk chocolate, walnuts, powdered sugar, cream, rum, and cocoa for coating. Actually, you can use any ingredient you like for coating the troufakia: others prefer chopped walnuts or chocolate chips instead of cocoa. Moreover, many Greeks like to substitute rum with bailey. 

This troufakia recipe requires no cooking skills and will show you how to make them in only 30 minutes to prepare and gives around 35 pieces.


Troufakia - Ingredients

  • 450 g of sweet milk chocolate
  • 450 g of  walnuts, ground
  • 250 g of powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of cream
  • 3 tablespoons of baileys or rum
  • Cocoa powder for coating 

Troufakia - How to Make

  1. Start this Greek homemade chocolate truffles by cutting the chocolate into medium-sized pieces.
  2. Place the chocolate in a bowl and place the bowl in a pan of hot water to melt the chocolate.
  3. When the chocolate is melted add the remaining ingredients. Mix well the ingredients until you get a homogeneous mixture.
  4. Allow the mixture to cool slightly. 
  5. Shape into little balls and roll in cocoa powder.
  6. Place on a plate. 
Cover the plate or place the troufakia in the refrigerator. If you are a chocolate lover, you should try this Greek chocolate pie recipe. Enjoy.