Chocolate Truffle Bars Recipe

Chocolate Truffle Fudge Bars

Course Dessert
Cuisine America
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 48
Author The Gunny Sack


  • 9 x13" pan of thin brownies

Chocolate Truffle Layer:

  • 8 oz unsweetened chocolate I used Baker's
  • 2 sticks 1 cup butter, room temperature (softened but not melted)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 4-5 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp strong coffee cooled
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Chocolate Frosting:


  • Bake a 9x13" pan of thin brownies of your choice. I used a brownie mix meant for an 8x8" pan, in my 9x13 in pan. I prefer mine to be more fudgy.

Chocolate Buttercream Truffle Layer:

  • Melt unsweetened chocolate according to the instructions on the package. Allow chocolate to cool to room temperature.
  • Brew a small amount strong coffee and place in fridge to cool. (I added some instant coffee to a 1/2 cup of coffee from my Keurig.)
  • Beat butter and vanilla until light and fluffly.
  • Add powdered sugar slowly, 1 cup at a time, beating between each cup. (I put my splash guard on my Kitchen Aid mix and left it on low while slowly pouring in the powdered sugar. Then, turned it on high to beat it in, and then repeated the process.)
  • After the last cup of powdered sugar has been added, scrape down the sides of the bowl and beat for 1 minute.
  • Add the salt, coffee and heavy cream and beat for 1 minute.
  • With the mixer on the lowest speed, slowly pour in the room temperature unsweetened chocolate.
  • Beat for 1 minute on high.
  • Add more heavy cream, 1 tablespoon at a time, if needed.
  • Carefully spread over brownies in 9x13" pan.

Chocolate Frosting:

  • Bring heavy cream and butter to a boil.
  • Pour over chocolate chips.
  • Let it sit for a couple of minutes to allow the chocolate chips to melt.
  • Stir gently until smooth.
  • Pour over chocolate buttercream truffle layer in 9x13" pan and gently spread until evenly coated.
  • Allow the bars to cool and set before cutting into small pieces.