These Disco Truffles are simple but eye-catching and add a bit of glitz to a New Year’s party or other celebration! They start with a brownie truffle, stuffed with a smaller chocolate truffle, and decorated with sparkly disco dust.

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It’s almost New Year’s Eve, y’all! Time to do what Prince says and party like it’s 1999. So switch out those smart phones for brick-sized cell phones, blast the Ricky Martin tunes, and let’s all invest in some dot-coms or something. Yesss!

It’s a little funny that I’m sharing a New Year’s Eve party recipe, because I am so not the NYE partying type. My “biggest” NYE experience was probably the time I spent New Year’s in Trafalgar Square in London. Picture huge crowds pressing in on each other, everyone drunk and boisterous and yelling, DJs playing music, people dancing and singing, and every single person taking turns blowing their smoke in my face. [True story. I think there was a sign-up sheet being passed around.]

Despite my secondhand emphysema, it wasn’t all bad. I went with a group of friends and we ended up having a fun time, but it did reinforce my anti-social tendencies, and since then I’ve kept my New Year’s Eve activities a lot more low-key.

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So with that being said, you should totally make these Disco Truffles for the blow-out, raging party you’ll be hosting this year! Or for your quiet, intimate gathering of classy people drinking wine and discussing foreign films! Or for you and your cats and your knitting! I don’t judge.

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So let’s talk Disco Truffles. These gorgeous truffles have all the glitz and glamour of disco, without the flared pants and John Travolta dance moves. And lest you think I’m weirdly obsessed with an outdated musical genre, they actually get their name from the “disco dust” that decorates the chocolate shell (more on disco dust, and where to find it, down below).

They’re simple but eye-catching, and the silver and gold add the perfect amount of holiday sparkle to any party!

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Since the disco dust decoration is the New Years-ish part of the recipe, the filling can actually be anything you’d like! Make regular truffles, cake truffles, or do what I did…combine the two! For my Disco Truffles, I made brownie truffles and stuffed them with small chocolate truffles. The whole thing is dipped in chocolate coating, so they’re extra chocolatey and very rich, which seems really appropriate for a glitzy party food. I like the surprise of the chocolate truffle inside the brownie layer, but you can always simplify things and use just one element of the filling instead.

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This is my favorite kind of recipe—one that looks amazing, tastes legit, but is actually pretty easy to throw together. (It’s nice when the showstopping factor can be purchased in a small jar!) Of course these would also be great for any birthday party or other special occasion, so keep these in mind even if your NYE plans don’t require any extra sparkle this year.

Happy 2014, friends! I’m sending you all virtual disco truffles and air kisses. See you on the other side!

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Recipe Notes: Disco Dust can be found at many cake or candy supply stores, or on many online retailers, like Amazon. (Buy gold disco dust or silver disco dust here.)  Note that disco dust is non-toxic but is not always labeled as edible. My personal feeling is that so little is consumed, a small amount doesn’t hurt, but if you are concerned, read labels carefully and look for brands that are clearly labeled food-safe or edible.

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Disco Truffles

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Disco Truffles are brownie truffles, stuffed with chocolate truffles, and decorated with disco dust. Perfect for New Year’s Eve or any party!
Prep30 minutes
Cook0 minutes
Total30 minutes
Yields32 truffles


  • 7 oz semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tsp light corn syrup
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 box brownie mix, plus ingredients to prepare them, bake and cool in a 9×13 pan, (cakey brownies are recommended–from a mix is fine)
  • ¼ – ½ cup chocolate frosting, prepared
  • 28 oz chocolate candy coating melts
  • gold disco dust, for decoration, optional
  • silver disco dust, for decoration, optional
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  • Place the chopped semi-sweet chocolate in a medium bowl. Pour the cream into a small saucepan and add the light corn syrup and a pinch of salt. Place the pan over medium-high heat and bring it to a simmer, heating it until bubbles appear along the sides of the pan, but don’t bring it to a boil.
  • Pour the hot cream over the chopped chocolate and let it sit for one minute to soften the chocolate. Gently whisk together the chocolate and cream until melted, shiny, and smooth. Add the butter and whisk it in until combined.
  • Press a layer of cling wrap on top of the chocolate ganache. Refrigerate the bowl for 1-2 hours, checking the texture every 30 minutes, until it’s firm enough to roll but not rock-hard. Roll the truffles into 32 small balls, about 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch wide. If they get sticky, dust your palms with cocoa powder and roll the balls between your palms to make them round. Place the truffles on a baking sheet lined with parchment or waxed paper. Refrigerate the tray of truffles.
  • Crumble the brownies into a large bowl. Add 1/4 cup of chocolate frosting, and stir them together. Depending on how moist your brownies are, you may need to add additional frosting to get the brownie mixture to be a soft, moist consistency. When you squeeze it between your hands, it should easily hold a ball shape, but not be too wet or greasy.
  • Scoop a spoonful of brownie mixture and press it around a chocolate truffle. Roll it between your palms, and place it back on the baking sheet. Repeat until all of the truffles are covered with a brownie layer. Refrigerate the tray the brownie truffles are firm.
  • Melt the chocolate candy coating in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring after every 30 seconds until melted and smooth. Use dipping tools or forks to dip a truffle into the chocolate, then remove it from the bowl and let excess drip back into the bowl. Place the truffle on the prepared baking sheet, and while the chocolate is still wet, sprinkle the top with a pinch of disco dust. Repeat until all of the truffles have been dipped and decorated.
  • Store Disco Truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. For the best taste and texture, bring them to room temperature before serving.

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Serving: 32g | Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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  1. Truffles inside of truffles!? They’re so sparkly and so perfect for New Years! I don’t usually do anything crazy for NYE. Don’t think I could have handled that London situation haha. Happy New Year’s!

    1. Thanks Beth! “Crazy” is overrated, cozy, comfortable, and truffle-filled is best in my book. 🙂 Happy 2014!

  2. What a wonderful idea for new years!! They look so sparkly and festive, perfect for new years! Have a Happy New Year!

  3. Ohmygoodness, these sound incredible and look gorgeous! You hereby get the award for best use of disco dust in my book. 😀 LOVE the idea of a truffle stuffed within a truffle too!

    1. Thanks Alexandra! I’m pretty addicted to disco dust (and luster dust, and highlighter dust…) so that award means a lot. 🙂 Cheers!

  4. That disco dust is amazing. Wow, I need some! All my desserts would become party perfect! 🙂 Can you believe I didn’t make truffles at all this year? What better way to start the New Year’s, right? Happy New Years!

    1. Yes, you definitely need some disco dust–it makes everything more fun! And oh my gosh, no truffles at all last year…time to remedy that stat! Happy new year Mary Frances!

  5. These are stunning. Which of course you know! And for the record, you officially have me hooked on disco dust!

    1. Thanks Risa! And if I have hooked you on disco dust, then my work here is done…I love the stuff, so glad to see the love spreading! 🙂

  6. You’re not trying to DENY a weird obsession with outdated music, are you?? That would be a shame. . . . These are gorgeous, and in case you were feeling bad for being anti-social, me and my hubs sent out a selfie (that would actually be an “ussie”, I guess)at 11:15PM on New Year’s Eve, of us going to bed. Just let us join your anti-social, not-partying-for-New Year’s club. . . .

    1. Haha, of course not! I think disco is coming back in a big way…well, modern disco, but you know what I mean. It’s just too easy to make fun of the time period because of some questionable fashion and dance choices! 🙂 P.S. All cool kids go to bed at a reasonable hour on NYE, no shame in that game! Happy 2014!

  7. Wow! Those are some razzle dazzle treats! That’s like a Baz Luhrman version of a dessert. I love it! : )

    1. Hah, I love it! What a great compliment. These are a little Gatsby-esque, now that you mention it….Leo D not included! Thanks Heather!