Chocolate Brussels Sprouts Christmas Truffles

Chocolate Brussels Sprouts Truffles are a fun and silly thing to make and will have your guests giggling this Christmas. Luckily they taste much better than sprouts! This is the best chocolate Brussels sprouts recipe for a rich chocolatey truffle centre dipped in a white chocolate shell.

You will definitely be Enjoying Brussels Sprouts this festive season! However they will be Chocolate Brussels sprouts Christmas truffles. A much more fun way to eat your greens.

Why you’ll love this recipe

These Chocolate Brussels Sprouts are such a cute and funny way to adapt the delicious Christmas chocolate truffle recipe for something quirky. Chocolates always make a brilliant centrepiece and will definitely get your guests chatting.

They are so bright green and look so weird yet I love them. I always feel weird eating them but they taste incredible. Christmas chocolate truffles are perfect for friends and family who would like a little funny foodie gift along with my Spiced Christmas Biscuits and Cookie Jars.

Luckily we want these Christmas chocolate truffles to be as messy as possible so they look like sprouts. Chocolate Brussels Sprouts are a fun thing to make and even more fun to make with children in the kitchen this Christmas.

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For the inner truffle, you’ll want a lovely rich chocolate. Personally, I love using a mix of milk and dark chocolate. The flavours round out the truffle perfectly.

Double Cream / Heavy Cream

You will also need cream to make your truffle. A double/ heavy cream is vital to creating a rich and silky smooth truffle centre. Any supermarket’s own brand will work well for this recipe.

Christmas Spices

I will add Christmas spices to every one of my bakes if I could. But in the Christmas brussels sprouts truffles they add a warming flavour and festive feel.

White Chocolate

Light and milky, white chocolate works well for these Christmas truffles for two reasons. Firstly, the creaminess of the chocolate means it melts well and is white in colour, making it easy to colour the signature Brussels green.

Green Colour Paste

The white chocolate for the shell of the truffle is dyed green using colour paste. Colour paste is a great way to dye foods as it really packs a punch with colour. You don’t need much to make an impact. I would recommend using Sugarflair colour pastes for this.

Brussels Sprouts Christmas Truffles

The finished Brussels Sprouts Christmas Truffles look so beautiful when the chocolate had hardened. The colour definitely make people look twice but it’s so worth making. They always make people laugh and that is worth the effort alone.

How to Make – Step by Step

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In a saucepan warm up the double cream with the spices until it starts to boil. Immediately take it off the heat and pour it over the chocolate.

Leave the cream for a few minutes to melt the chocolate. Stir it together to make a smooth and glossy mixture. Allow it to cool in the fridge for an hour until it becomes firmer.

Melt the white chocolate and colour it green to match the sprouts. Dip the truffles into the green chocolate shell and allow them to harden on a drying rack.

Serve your chocolate brussels sprout truffles alongside your roast dinner to really spook your guests.

Top Tips

Add a little vegetable oil at a time to the white chocolate to make it thinner and easier to dip the truffles into.

For the food colouring use colour pastes to dye the chocolate, not liquid ones as they won’t mix in properly. The paste doesn’t make the chocolate have any reaction so will harden properly.

Let’s get Christmas truffle making! These are fairly quick to make but are definitely messy. If you have hot hands like me wash them in cold water regularly when you’re handling the chocolate to stop it melting too fast.

Serving Suggestions

These chocolate truffles can be enjoyed as they are. They make great wrapping energy snacks, quick-serve Christmas day desserts or for a mid carol treat.


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Mixing bowl
Electric whisk
Kitchen Scales
Clingfilm / Saran wrap

Substitutions and variations

You can swap the milk chocolate in the truffle for your favourite dark chocolate for a deeper, richer taste.

Or swap both out for more white chocolate. Create a trio of truffles, milk, white and dark chocolate Christmas truffles.

Try rolling your dipped truffles in chopped nuts for a crunchy truffle. Chopped almonds are a great addition to the truffles but salty peanuts are a great option too.

Storing / Making ahead of time options

Chocolate Brussels Sprouts last for a good few days in the fridge. But if you leave them in too long they’ll likely start to taste fridgey which no one enjoys. A couple weeks at most is the longest they will last.


Is there a difference between truffles and chocolate truffles?

There is a significant difference between truffles and chocolate truffles. Truffles refer to a type of fungi with a distinct flavour, while chocolate truffles are sweet confections made from chocolate and other ingredients, named for their visual resemblance to the fungi.

What’s in the middle of a chocolate truffle?

The center of a chocolate truffle is typically a ganache, which is a mixture of chocolate and cream. The ganache is made by heating cream and pouring it over chopped chocolate. The heat from the cream melts the chocolate, and the mixture is then stirred until smooth. Sometimes, other ingredients like butter, liqueurs, or flavourings may be added to enhance the flavour and texture of the ganache.

How many days do chocolate truffles last?

Truffles made with fresh cream have a short shelf life. They should be consumed within 1 to 2 weeks. It’s advisable to store them in the refrigerator to extend their shelf life, but be aware that refrigeration can sometimes affect the texture and flavour of chocolate.

How to put melted chocolate on truffles?

You put melted chocolate on truffles by waiting till they are fully cooled and firming up nicely. Then you dip the truffles in melted chocolate to cover them. Whilst the melted chocolate is still soft you can roll them in other treats like chopped nuts or candied fruits.

How do you thin chocolate for dipping truffles?

You need to add a few drops of flavourless oil, like vegetable oil, into oyur melted chocolate. This will help thin it to make it much easier to coat the truffles with.

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Chocolate Brussels Sprouts Christmas Truffles

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Brussels Sprouts Chocolate Truffles are a fun and silly thing to make and will have your guests giggling this Christmas. Luckily they taste much better than sprouts! This is the best chocolate Brussels sprouts recipe for a rich chocolatey truffle centre dipped in a white chocolate shell.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Decorating Time 45 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Course Dessert, Sweet Treats
Cuisine British, English
Servings 20 Sprout Truffles
Calories 200 kcal


Chocolate Truffle Mixture

  • 300 g dark chocolate (or milk chocolate)
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 300 ml double cream / heavy cream
  • half teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • half teaspoon ground cloves
  • half teaspoon ground ginger

Chocolate Brussels Sprouts Shell

  • 200 g white chocolate
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • green colour paste (Use the paste not liquid colours. I'd recommend Sugarflair)
  • cocoa powder (for dusting)


  • Line a bowl with cling film. (This makes it easier to clean up later.)
  • Break up the chocolate and put the chocolate in a bowl along with the butter.
  • In a saucepan warm up the double cream with the spices until it starts to boil. Immediately take it off the heat and pour it over the chocolate.
  • Leave the cream for a few minutes to melt the chocolate.
  • Slowly mix the chocolate and cream together until smooth and glossy.
  • Pour into the prepared bowl and leave to cool to room temperature and then put it in the fridge for 1 hour until firm.
  • Remove the truffle bowl from the fridge. 
  • Scoop out balls of truffle with a teaspoon and set aside.
  • Melt the white chocolate in the microwave in 20-second bursts until melted.
  • Add the green colour paste a little at a time to get it to a Brussels Sprouts green colour. Gradually add up to 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil to make the chocolate slightly runnier and easier to dip.
  • Dip the truffles in the chocolate using a kebab stick, shake off the excess chocolate and set them to harden on greaseproof paper. The messier the better to leave them looking like sprouts.
  • (If you have any truffles left over coat them in cocoa powder.)


Calories: 200kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 2gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 16mgPotassium: 150mgFiber: 2gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 248IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 2mg

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

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Published 2015. Updated 2023.

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