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Strawberry Buttercream Truffles

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What do you do when you have leftover frosting? Make truffles of course! These chocolate coated strawberry buttercream truffles taste amazing but this recipe can easily be adapted to so many flavor profiles.

Bowlful of truffles, one with the pink strawberry buttercream center showing.

Taking a bite of one of these truffles is a fabulous experience. First your teeth crack through that chocolate exterior.

The center is soft and bursting with strawberry flavor. It is like a chocolate dipped strawberry only better.

If you like the boxes of chocolates with the fruity cream centers, you are going to love these. They have that feeling only they taste better.

And the texture is better.

And you can easily make them yourself! They are so simple and beyond tasty.

Paddle filled with strawberry buttercream.

This all started because I was making some chocolate petit fours. I though strawberry buttercream would make a wonderful filling.

But you don’t need a lot of buttercream between those thin layers of cake. Now I am never one to complain about extra frosting.

If you have spent much time here in my little corner of the internet, you know frosting is my thing. I love experimenting with flavors, textures and techniques.

And frosting does not go to waste here. Extra frosting gets enjoyed on graham crackers, right off the spoon or is frozen for later.

But with Valentine’s Day around the corner, I thought it would be fun to make some chocolates instead. After all chocolate and strawberries such a classic combination.

In fact, I like these truffles even more than chocolate dipped strawberries. The experience of enjoying them is better too.

The freeze dried strawberries in the buttercream keep it from being to sweet. Plus the texture is amazing.

Tips for enjoying your truffles

Because this recipe is so simple, you want to make sure to use good ingredients. For example using a good quality chocolate is important.

I use the Ghirardelli melting wafers because they are a good intersection of ease to use and tasting good. If you are good at tempering chocolate, feel free to use whatever chocolate you like.

Hand holding truffle with a bite taking out, showing strawberry center surrounded by milk chocolate shell.

Your frosting doesn’t have to be super firm, the freezer will do a lot of the work for you. But you do want it firm enough to hold its shape.

If you like a firmer center, enjoy them straight out of the refrigerator. For a softer melt in you mouth center, allow them to come to room temperature before you dig in.

More buttercream recipes to use as truffle centers

Of course you can very easily change up the flavors by using different buttercream recipes. Or clean out the reserves of frosting in your freezer and make a few of each.

If you are wanting to make a batch of frosting just for the sake of making truffles, I totally applaud that choice. Here are some great options if you aren’t in the mood for strawberry.

Peanut butter brown sugar buttercream would be perfect in the center of a truffle. You know we love our peanut butter and chocolate together.

Easy caramel buttercream would be another great option. A creamy caramel center dipped in dark chocolate and finished with a sprinkle of coarse salt would be perfect!

Bowl of strawberry buttercream truffles topped with pink and white sprinkles ready to eat.

Russian buttercream would be a rich and creamy center for chocolate candies. It is such a simple recipe and oh so good.

Marshmallow fluff buttercream would be another great option. The fluff adds that little extra something that is sure to harken back to your childhood.

White chocolate buttercream is a great way to get a little more cocoa butter in your candy. The white chocolate adds great flavor and keeps the frosting extra fluffy making it a great treat.

If you like this recipe, you are going to love orange cheesecake truffles as well. They are a fun twist on a similar idea.

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Bowlful of truffles, one with the pink strawberry buttercream center showing.

Strawberry Buttercream Truffles

Servings: 40 Truffles
Author: Carlee
What do you do when you have leftover frosting? Make truffles of course! These chocolate coated strawberry buttercream truffles taste amazing but this recipe can easily be adapted to so many flavor profiles.
4.96 from 21 ratings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 5 minutes



  • Beat butter until light and fluffy, at least 2 minutes.
    ¾ cup unsalted butter
  • Add powdered sugar, vanilla, salt and a Tablespoon or two of milk or cream.  Add more milk or cream as necessary to get a nice smooth frosting.  Beat at least 3 more minutes. 
    4 cups powdered sugar, ¼ teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 3 to 4 Tablespoons milk or cream
  • Process the freeze dried strawberries in a blender or food processor until they are a fine powder. 
    1.2 ounces freeze dried strawberries
  • Mix the strawberry powder into the frosting.  Adjust the final texture with a little more powdered sugar or milk as necessary. It should be a relatively firm buttercream.
  • Scoop Tablespoon sized mounds onto a wax or parchment paper lined sheet pan. Using a small cookie scoop is a great way to measure out the frosting.
  • Freeze the buttercream mounds for at least two hours. Roll them between your hands to form smooth balls and return to the freezer for at least 15 minutes.
  • Gently melt the chocolate until you are able to stir it smooth.
    10 oz. good quality melting chocolate
  • Dip a frozen ball of buttercream into the chocolate, Tap it on the edge of the bowl a few times to remove excess chocolate and then return them to the wax paper to set. If using sprinkles, be sure to apply them right away before the chocolate sets.
  • Store truffles in the refrigerator for up to a week. Enjoy cold or at room temperature.



Serving: 1ServingCalories: 77kcalCarbohydrates: 11gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 42mgSugar: 11g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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What do you do when you have leftover frosting? Make truffles of course! These chocolate coated strawberry buttercream truffles taste amazing but this recipe can easily be adapted to so many flavor profiles.

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Monday 1st of July 2024

these are to good


Saturday 13th of April 2024

Could these be frozen?


Saturday 13th of April 2024

Yes. I would thaw them in the fridge though so they don't sweat too much.


Monday 12th of February 2024

I made this recipe, and it is the best truffle recipe I have ever made. The flavor is intense, the color of the buttercream is a gorgeous pastel pink, and the texture of the buttercream is divine. Since the buttercream balls were frozen, I had to keep reheating my coating chocolate, because I'd dip six balls and my chocolate would get too cold, but that was a minor annoyance, and well worth it for the flavor! I'm going to experiment with this recipe with other freeze dried fruits. Thanks for the gift of this recipe!


Tuesday 13th of February 2024

That makes me so happy! Isn't the buttercream delicious? I can't wait to hear what flavors you do next.


Sunday 12th of June 2022

What is strawberry powder? and can I use frozen Strawberries? I would love to make this with my Grandson


Sunday 12th of June 2022

I used freeze dried strawberries and ground them into a powder because it is a great way to add big berry flavor without much liquid. You can use fresh berries or jam if you want, but the frosting has a tendency to be looser then so it may take a little bit more powdered sugar to stiffen it back up. Just play with it until you get the flavor you want and a consistency that you can scoop. Good luck, these are a favorite here so I hope you give them a go!

Andrea Nine

Friday 4th of February 2022

Literal valentines perfection! They are so pretty too! These would be so fun to fill the heart box with!


Friday 4th of February 2022

I thought so too! I love the idea of chocolate covered strawberries, but the berries are usually not great this time of year. So this is a fun way to get that idea only better! Thanks, Adrea!