Sour Cream Mocha Truffles

I made these Sour Cream Mocha Truffles for Christmas and planned to post them last month, but they work just as well for Valentine’s Day or Easter. Or Martin Luther King Day or Columbus Day or Wednesday for that matter. The recipe is quick and simple, but does need to set up overnight or at least 4-8 hours before shaping in to balls.

Sour Cream Mocha Truffles - easy decadent chocolate candies perfect for Valentine's Day, Christmas, or any time you want a rich chocolate treat.

This is another recipe from my mother-in-law, the Chocoholic. I have tried it a few times and struggled because it never set up properly. Last year, I ended up making some chocolate wafer cookies and using the truffle mix as filling sandwiched between two of them.

This time it worked perfectly. My best advice is to use “real” ingredients: no low fat sour cream, no margarine, etc. And hold back a few tablespoons of sour cream at the end. You can always add it in if you feel it is needed, but you can’t take it out.sour cream truffles ready to chill - thatrecipe.com

Instead of rolling the balls by hand I used my cookie scoop, dipping it in a cup of warm water every other ball or so and it went much faster. But, I didn’t get too lick the truffle mix off my hands afterwards, so maybe it wasn’t better after all.

The topping is where you can be creative and tailor it to the occasion if desired. My mother-in-law usually rolls hers in chopped walnuts, but I also made a few rolled in cocoa powder, crushed candy cans (yum!!!) and dipped in candy melts. The last one was a little tricky because even when set, they are still a bit soft. But, I really like how they came out with the crunchy coating and soft filling.

Sour Cream Mocha Truffles

Serves 40
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 8 hours
Total time 8 hours, 20 minutes
Dietary Gluten Free
Meal type Dessert
Occasion Christmas, Easter, Mother's Day, Valentines day
Sour Cream Mocha Truffles - easy decadent chocolate candies perfect for Valentine's Day, Christmas, or any time you want a rich chocolate treat.


  • 12oz chocolate chips (1 package)
  • 4 teaspoons instant coffee
  • 8oz sour cream
  • 1/2 cup butter (cut into pieces)
  • 1/2 teaspoon brandy or rum extract (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped nuts (or crushed candy, cocoa powder or candy melts)


From my experience making these, you really only need about 7 - 7 1/2 ounces of the sour cream. Leave out a few tablespoons in the final addition and then chill. If the mix is to thick then you can add the remaining sour cream.


In medium saucepan, mix chocolate, coffee and 1/4 cup of sour cream. Stir over low heat until melted. Remove from heat.
Stir in butter a little at a time. Allow mixture to cool to room temperature. Add most of the remaining sour cream - reserving a few tablespoons. This extra sour cream can be added if the mixture is to thick after chilling.
Cover and refrigerate for 4-8 hours (or overnight) until firm. Add additional sour cream if mixture is to thick to scoop easily. Shape into balls and chill for about 20 -30 minutes.
Roll balls in chopped nuts or other coating. Keep in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Until next time, happy eating.

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  1. Aunesty Janssen

    WOW these look amazing and I am going to be adding the ingredients to my grocery list this week.
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  2. Brandi

    These look AMAZING! Have to try! These would be great for the holidays! <3 http://www.sweetanddownlow.com #SITSblogging

  3. Chastity

    I’ve never heard of sour cream truffles, but they look delicious! I may have to make them for a party next week.

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  4. ARod

    wow these look and sound super yummy stopping by from The Sits Comment Love Challenge
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  5. Becky

    WOW, these look amazing. I want one now. I’m always amazed at how easy truffles are to make, yet they are still SO impressive. Always a crowd pleaser! Stopping by from SITS
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