They are like brownies. They are like chocolate truffles. They taste silky smooth and can melt in your mouth. I call them brownie truffles. Just be careful because they are addictive.

We slowly dragged our tired bodies with heavy backpacks out of the subway station in downtown SF. The street lights on Market Street were up for a while. We looked around and found that nothing had changed in this city during the past three weeks when we were traveling in Mexico.

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Brownie Truffles

The construction site in the middle of the street was still there causing traffic; the substantial amount of Asian still surprised us, even though we are part of this group; the smell of Marijuana and human urine on the street was “refreshing” as usual, reminding us that we were back home…

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Brownie Truffles

Although we miss Mexico already, it’s so good to be back! The excitement of seeing our homies had nowhere to hide and I thoroughly missed my kitchen.

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Brownie Truffles

Before we dive into some amazing homemade Mexican food that I learned on the trip (coming up next week), let’s make something for our sweet teeth first, considering it as our break from those salsas and tacos, which you could never get tired of.

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Brownie Truffles

Unlike regular brownies, I added more milk and very little flour in these Brownie Truffles, resulting the taste is almost like a cake. The Ghirardelli 72% dark chocolate brings a quality bitter flavor, balanced with just enough sweetness from granulated sugar. In order to keep them perfectly tender, no baking powder was added.

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Brownie Truffles

Instead of being chewy, they have a higher density.
They are not too sweet.
They are incredibly smooth.
They melt in your mouth.
The best part is that they are extremely easy to make – mix all the ingredients together and bake. Yup! It’s that easy!

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Brownie Truffles
Melt-In-Your-Mouth Brownie Truffles

I like to cut them into small squares so that it’s easy to coat them with cocoa powder, and enjoy one at a time to allow the melting action, letting the rich flavor thoroughly out in my mouth… Oh my! All I have to say is that they satisfied me 100% and I know you will feel the same way too! 🙂

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Brownie Truffles
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Melt-In-Your-Mouth Brownie Truffles

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  • Author: Sharon Chen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 0.5×0.5″ Brownie Truffles 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
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They are like brownies. They are like chocolate truffles. They taste silky smooth and can melt in your mouth. I call them brownie truffles. Just be careful because they are addictive.


Units Scale
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 (3.5 oz) Ghirardelli Intense Dark Twilight Delight 72% Cacao bar, chopped
  • 3 oz unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons (10g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • cocoa powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Heat up milk and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Keep stirring until the sugar is completely dissolved and bring to a slow boil. Turn off the heat.
  3. Dissolve dark chocolate in the saucepan by stirring constantly.
  4. Stir in butter until melted.
  5. Add egg, sea salt, and vanilla into the chocolate mixture and stir.
  6. Add flour and stir until all the flour is gone and the final mixture is visually smooth and even.
  7. Pour the mixture into a 5″ x 9″ buttered baking dish. Bake for 25 minutes.
  8. When done baking, let the brownie truffle cool down and refrigerate it over night.
  9. Cut the truffle into small squares (0.5″ x 0.5″) and coat them with cocoa powder. Serve and enjoy!


  • Feel free to double the recipe if you desire to yield more. Add 10-15 more minutes of the baking time or until the mixture is solidified.
  • I recommend using 72% cocoa dark chocolate for this recipe. A Higher percentage of cocoa will increase the bitterness, but it’s totally up to your own taste. 🙂
  • Make sure to refrigerate the brownie truffle overnight before serving. It’s a crucial step to reach our desired tenderness and smoothness.

About the Author

Sharon Chen is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and author of the Complete Sous Vide Cookbook. She believes food not only brings healing but also connection. As the creator of StreetSmart Kitchen, she aims to make meal prep easier than ever and help you find balance, ease, joy, and simplicity in the kitchen as you improve your well-being.