Chai Truffles

// Chai Truffles recipe is the perfect blend of chai and chocolate. This no cook delight is perfect for all occasions.



Chai Truffles are a luxurious treat that marries the spiced warmth of traditional chai spices, the creaminess of cream cheese, with the velvety caramel and chocolate richness.

Spiced with warming aromatic chai flavors, these delightful homemade masala chai truffles are perfect for any occasion, be it holidays, celebrations, or simply a moment of sweet craving.

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A plate of chai truffles with a stack of broken chocolate bars and loose pieces of chocolate and spices scattered on the table.

These no-cook truffles get done in just 10 minutes. Just take a bite, and all your senses will be delighted with the amalgamation of flavors and textures.

On this page, I have shared a step-by-step picture and video recipe to make the best chai truffle recipe with all the tips, tricks, and variations.

About Chai Truffles

Chai Truffles or Chai Biscuit Truffles are an exquisite fusion of chai-infused flavor goodness and velvety chocolate. This homemade truffle recipe makes a quick and hassle-free truffle to give you a sweet escape into the world of spiced goodness.

Made with love and care, this easy chai truffles recipe represents the essence of homemade goodness.

Decadent and delicious chai truffles are the perfect way to celebrate the holidays. 

These chai chocolate truffles are made with a rich and flavorful chai tea infusion, and are coated in a dark chocolate shell. They’re sure to be a hit at any holiday party!

Ideal for chai lovers and those with a sweet tooth. The mix of chai spices, smooth caramel, and rich chocolate guarantees a unique taste. Imagine the coziness of chai spices, sweet caramel, and a rich chocolate coating – these truffles will be your new dessert favorite.

Made with crushed Marie biscuits, soft cream cheese, and a hint of chai masala, these small treats have a hazelnut center and a chocolate shell for a delightful balance of warm chai flavors and sweet goodness.

Making this treat is super easy, and they surely make it a charming addition to any dessert table.

Whether you are in the mood for chai chocolate truffles with spices, love spiced truffles, or looking for something unique, these delicious masala chai truffles have your name written all over them.

Top view of a plate full of chocolate chai truffles with cinnamon sticks and star anise on a marbled surface.

The great thing about this classic truffle recipe is that making this blissful treat delights every palate. Whether you are health-conscious or a gourmet enthusiast, there is a variety of truffles that caters to all.

Making a version of vegan chai truffles, or gluten-free chai truffles is a breeze. This easy recipe ensures that everyone can enjoy these delectable bites without any compromise in taste.

These truffles are not only simple and easy to make but also versatile, with a variety of options for dark, white, or milk chocolate coatings.

Whether you like the boldness of dark chocolate, the creaminess of milk chocolate, or the delicate sweetness of white chocolate, chai truffles can be made to suit every palate.

Infused with an assortment of spices like cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and ginger, each truffle is a decadent treat that promises a journey of taste, texture, and aroma.

This chai chocolate truffles recipe has a hazelnut center. If you are someone who loves a bit of crunch or extra flavor, then you can try recipe variations like truffles with nuts, with dried fruit, or even a splash of your favorite alcohol.

Plus, they also make a wonderful edible gift. If you are considering these treats as gifts, simply make chai truffle gift baskets and gift chai truffles  to your friends and family to make any occasion special.

These Chai Truffles

  • Combine the warmth of chai spices with the richness of chocolate

  • Are no-cook and easy-to-make

  • Have a variety of choices

  • Are elegant desserts for special occasions

  • Don’t require any special skills

  • Have a burst of decadence in every bite

  • Are an ideal gift option

  • Can be made vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free

  • Are versatile, with options for dark, milk, or white chocolate coatings

  • Are perfect for everyone

Ingredients

  • Marie Biscuits: They are used to create a base for this truffle recipe. Since they don’t have much sweetness or taste of their own, they beautifully absorb the rich flavors of chai and caramel flavors.

You can also use digestive biscuits or graham crackers for making this recipe.

  • Cream Cheese: It adds a luscious creamy texture that perfectly complements the chai and caramel flavors. You can also use mascarpone cheese for a different variation.

  • Chai Masala: Chai Spice Mix is the heart and soul of this recipe. A blend of ground cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger infuses these truffles with traditional chai flavors. I have shared the chai masala recipe on this page.

  • Caramel Sauce: It gives sweetness to these chai spiced truffles while balancing the spiciness.

  • Roasted Hazelnuts: I love to add a roasted hazelnut to the center for a nutty surprise. It enhances the overall truffle experience.

  • Chocolate Coating: For the chocolate coating, I chose a mix of milk and dark chocolate. You can choose dark chocolate, white chocolate, milk chocolate, or any other chocolate to form the core of your truffles.

Real Chocolate, chocolate chips both work fine to give it the perfect finish.

  • Coconut Oil: I like to melt chocolate with a bit of coconut oil. It gives a smooth and delectable exterior chocolate coating.
Chocolate chai truffles cut in half revealing hazelnut centers on a white plate with holiday decor.

How to Make Chai Masala Recipe

Making chai masala for this chai truffle recipe is very simple. To make chai masala at home, simply take the ingredients below:

  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder

  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon clove powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder

  • A pinch of nutmeg powder

  1. Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix well until combined. Your fragrant chai masala is ready. You can use it in masala chai, masala coffee, and a variety of chai-spiced dishes.

  2. Transfer it to an airtight spice jar and store it in a cool and dark place at room temperature for up to 1 month.

Variations

Chai Truffles with Nuts

In this variation, you can add crushed or powdered almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, or pistachios for nutty richness and a crunchy texture. Simply replace half of the crushed biscuits with the same amount of nut powder of your choice.

Chai Truffles with Dried Fruit

Love dried fruits in desserts? Then you can try incorporating bits of apricot, cranberries, or raisins for a sweet surprise in the center.

Chai Truffles with Alcohol

Love a little booze in your truffles? Then you can try this recipe with a boozy twist. Infuse these truffles with a splash of brandy, rum, or whiskey.

Dairy-Free Chai Truffles

To make dairy-free chai truffles, simply swap cream cheese with vegan cream cheese, and caramel with vegan caramel. Also, make sure the chocolate you are using is vegan-friendly.

Healthy Chai Truffles

If you are into a healthy diet, then make these truffles by swapping caramel sauce with maple syrup. This way, you can have the same delicious flavors without the guilt.

Chai truffles with dark chocolate

In this version, dip the truffles in melted dark chocolate.

Chai truffles with white chocolate

White chocolate and chai are a lovely pairing. To make this version, use melted white chocolate or chocolate chips for coating.

Chai truffles with milk chocolate

Milk chocolate makes the truffles sweeter and milkier. If you like milk chocolate, then you should definitely try this truffle recipe using milk chocolate.

Storage Suggestions

These chai truffles maintain their freshness and flavor when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days. For the best taste, you can serve them straight from the refrigerator or bring them to room temperature before serving.

Serving Suggestions

You can serve these truffles as an after-meal dessert or a late-night treat as it is. Enjoy them with rose masala chai to enhance the chai experience. You can also serve them as a sophisticated dessert at dinner parties along with other truffles like  Oreo truffles, Peanut Butter Coconut Truffle, White Chocolate Coconut truffles, Cream Cheese White Chocolate truffles.

A hand holding a plate of chai truffles. The truffles are made with a dark chocolate shell and a chai-infused filling. They are garnished with crushed hazelnuts.

Anupama’s Tips & Tricks to Make the Best Chai Truffles

  1. Biscuits: To achieve the best smooth texture, make sure to add fine biscuit powder. You can use any mild-flavored biscuits or crackers for making this truffles recipe.

  2. Quality Ingredients: Ensure you use high-quality premium chocolate and fresh spices to get the best taste and flavors.

  3. Spice Infusion: I have added chai masala to the truffle base and in the chocolate coating. Also, sprinkling extra chai masala while the chocolate is still soft adds a flavorful touch. This is because I love the depth of a deeper chai flavor in every layer. If you don’t like spices much, you can reduce the amount of chai masala used in this recipe.

  4. Uniform size: Make sure to size truffles uniformly for consistent results.

  5. Cream Cheese: I have used cream cheese for making this easy truffles recipe. However, you can also use heavy cream or mascarpone cheese here. Just adjust the amount accordingly.

  6. Chocolate: Feel free to experiment with different chocolate coatings to enhance the flavor of these truffles. You can also drizzle the truffles with melted chocolate after the chocolate has hardened. Alternatively, instead of using a chocolate coating, you can also use chocolate ganache.

  7. Chilling: Refrigerating the truffles for the recommended time ensures the perfect firmness.

  8. Nuts: You can also try other nuts such as toasted almonds, pecans, or Brazilian nuts.

  9. Optional Add-ins: You can add a variety of nuts, dried fruits, or even a spoonful of your favorite alcohol to personalize it.

  10. Chai Tea: To add more chai flavors, you can incorporate chai tea into the truffle recipe.

  11. Cocoa: Instead of a chocolate coating, you can also roll these truffles in unsweetened cocoa powder.

FAQ

Can I make vegan chai truffles?

Yes, making a vegan version of chai truffles is very simple. Simply use plant-based cream cheese, vegan caramel, and vegan chocolate to create a vegan version.

How long do chai truffles last?

When properly stored, they can last 4-5 days in the refrigerator.

Can I freeze chai truffles?

Yes, these truffles can be frozen for up to 3 months. To freeze, wrap each truffle in parchment paper or a plastic wrap, and then place them in a ziplock bag and freeze. Thaw in the refrigerator before serving.

Can I use a caramel substitute in this recipe?

Yes, for a healthier alternative, you can try using maple syrup.

How long should I refrigerate Chai Truffles?

For ideal chocolate firmness, refrigerate them for at least 30 minutes.

What’s the best way to store leftover Truffles?

Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator, either covered or tightly wrapped.

Does chai go well with dark chocolate?

Absolutely, they make a perfect flavor combination. Chai masala flavors and dark chocolate taste magical.


Chai Truffles (Step-by-step photo instructions)

How to Make Chai Truffles

  1. Break Marie biscuits and add them to a blender. Blend well to make a coarse powder. Reserve 2 tablespoons of powder.
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  3. Then transfer it to a large mixing bowl. Also, add softened cream cheese, chai masala, and caramel sauce.
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  5. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly combined.
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  7. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop out a small portion of the mixture. Add a roasted hazelnut to the center.
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  9. Roll it into a bite-sized truffle ball. Place it on the prepared baking sheet.
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  11. Repeat until you make evenly sized, consistent truffles using the rest of the mixture. Place the truffles in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to firm up.
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  13. Melt it in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval until smooth.
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  15. Next, add 1/2 teaspoon of chai masala for a more intense chai flavor, and also add the reserved crushed biscuits. Mix well until combined.
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  17. Using a fork or toothpick, dip each chilled truffle into the melted chocolate, ensuring it's evenly coated.
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  19. Allow any excess chocolate to drip off before placing it back on the parchment-lined baking sheet.
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  21. While the chocolate coating is still soft, you can sprinkle with some more chai masala or dust with cocoa powder for added flavor and decoration. Once all the truffles are coated, place the baking sheet back in the refrigerator for another 30 minutes or until the chocolate coating hardens.
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  23. Your delicious chai biscuit truffles are ready.
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  25. Enjoy these delicious chai truffles with the perfect blend of spiced chai flavors and the richness of caramel. Alternatively, transfer them to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
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Chai Truffles [Recipe]

Recipe Image
Chai Truffles recipe is the perfect blend of chai and chocolate. This no cook delight is perfect for all occasions.
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(Rating: 5 from 6 reviews)

Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
10 mins
Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
Desserts American 12
Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
30 calories 1

INGREDIENTS

For Chai Truffles
  • 20 Marie biscuits
  • 1/3 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chai masala, divided
  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce
  • 1 cup dark/white chocolate or chocolate chips (for coating)
  • 11-12 roasted hazelnuts
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • Optional toppings: chai masala

INSTRUCTIONS:

How to Make Chai Truffles
  1. Break Marie biscuits and add them to a blender. Blend well to make a coarse powder. Reserve 2 tablespoons of powder.
  2. Then transfer it to a large mixing bowl. Also, add softened cream cheese, chai masala, and caramel sauce.
  3. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly combined.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop out a small portion of the mixture. Add a roasted hazelnut to the center.
  5. Roll it into a bite-sized truffle ball. Place it on the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Repeat until you make evenly sized, consistent truffles using the rest of the mixture. Place the truffles in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to firm up.
  7. Melt it in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval until smooth.
  8. Next, add 1/2 teaspoon of chai masala for a more intense chai flavor, and also add the reserved crushed biscuits. Mix well until combined.
  9. Using a fork or toothpick, dip each chilled truffle into the melted chocolate, ensuring it's evenly coated.
  10. Allow any excess chocolate to drip off before placing it back on the parchment-lined baking sheet.
  11. While the chocolate coating is still soft, you can sprinkle with some more chai masala or dust with cocoa powder for added flavor and decoration. Once all the truffles are coated, place the baking sheet back in the refrigerator for another 30 minutes or until the chocolate coating hardens.
  12. Your delicious chai biscuit truffles are ready.
  13. Enjoy these delicious chai truffles with the perfect blend of spiced chai flavors and the richness of caramel. Alternatively, transfer them to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

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NOTES:

  1. I have given chai masala recipe up on this page.
  2. Use vegan cream cheese alternatives, vegan caramel sauce and vegan chocolate for making vegan truffles.

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