Truffle Brownies

Deliciously decadent Truffle Brownies with a rich ganache topping, a fudgey chocolatey base and toasted hazelnuts. The perfect recipe to elevate your homemade brownies!

truffle brownies

If you know me, you know I LOVE a good brownie! I’m always researching for new recipes and tried these at a local bakery a few weeks ago, so had to give them a shot.

truffle brownies

I like to think of Truffle Brownies simply as an elevated version of your regular homemade brownies. No fancy ingredients, just hazelnuts and a decadent ganache on top. As always, the ganache does it for me. It’s insanely delicious!


This is a pretty simple recipe, but it does require some cooling time. Follow the instructions for the brownie batter, melt the butter and chocolate, whisk the sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt. Add the chocolate mixture to the sugar mixture. Fold in the remaining ingredients and bake for about 30 minutes. Don’t overcook!

truffle brownies

For the ganache, I used 2 types of chocolate – a darker one and a semisweet one. You can kind of see the different color swirls, but it was mostly a decision to add more depth to the ganache as opposed to a styling choice.

Sometimes semisweet chocolate still tastes a little too sweet for me. And, dark chocolate isn’t everyone’s favorite, so a combination of the two turned out great. Of course, feel free to use whatever chocolate you have on hand!

This is where it gets tricky. You have to cool the brownies 100% before adding the ganache. I’d suggest making them the day before, as the ganache requires at least 4 hours to set at room temperature. Other than that, it’s pretty easy!

I’m so happy you’re making one of my recipes, and would love to see how it turns out! Share it on instagram using #yogaofcooking so I can see it – it always makes my day!

Happy Baking, friends! xo

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Truffle Brownies

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Deliciously decadent Truffle Brownies with a rich ganache topping, a fudgey chocolatey base and toasted hazelnuts. The perfect recipe to elevate your homemade brownies.


For the Brownies:

  • 6 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 10 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs + 1 yolk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract, yes tbsp!
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour, unbleached
  • 1 cup hazelnuts, chopped and toasted
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips, optional

For the Ganache

  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 6 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips


For the Brownies

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Lightly grease and line an 9×9 pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add chocolate and whisk until fully melted. You can do this using a double broiler if you prefer.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, brown sugar, eggs + yolk, vanilla extract and salt.
  4. Whisk in the chocolate mixture until fully incorporated. Fold in the flour, hazelnuts and chocolate chips.
  5. Transfer batter to prepared pan, and cook for 30-35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out with moist crumbs attached.
  6. Allow to cool completely before adding the ganache on top.

For the ganache

  1. In a medium pot, simmer heavy cream over medium heat. Don’t let it come to a boil!
  2. Remove from heat and add chopped chocolate and chocolate chips.
  3. Let stand for 1 minute, then whisk until chocolate melts.
  4. Pour over cooled brownies and let cool at room temperature for at least for hours.


Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

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