Tiramisu Balls Recipe

tiramisu balls on a wooden plate

I was expecting guests, so I quickly looked for an easy-to-make recipe. Tiramisu Balls are fantastic for a buffet-style dinner. They wouldn’t require us to grab plates and forks to enjoy, as they are small balls. Tiramisu truffles are easy to eat. 

Tiramisu Balls: A Good Dessert for Small or Large Parties

Since we were expecting many guests, I made a larger batch, and from the given quantities, you’ll get approximately 50 walnut-sized balls.


  • 12.3 oz ladyfinger biscuits
  • 12.3 oz ground graham crackers or digestive biscuits
  • 17.6 oz mascarpone
  • 3 packets of vanilla sugar (you can use 3 teaspoons of vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste as a substitute)
  • 4 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • coffee
  • whiskey
  • rum extract
  • for rolling: unsweetened cocoa + powdered sugar + ground coffee


Grind the ladyfinger biscuits in a food processor, then mix them with all the other ingredients in a large bowl. 

You should get a uniform mixture; adjust with coffee, whiskey, rum extract, and additional powdered sugar if someone prefers it sweeter.

Mix cocoa, powdered sugar, and ground coffee in a separate bowl, and roll the walnut-sized balls in this mixture obtained from the mass.

Once finished, arrange them nicely on a plate or put them in a box. They can last in the refrigerator for up to 1 week; they taste the best the next day as the flavors meld together beautifully!

The secret of making awesome Tiramisu Truffles

Quality Ingredients: Use high-quality ingredients, especially mascarpone cheese, cocoa powder, and coffee. The better the quality, the better the final result.

Coffee Infusion: Choose a good quality coffee for dipping ladyfinger biscuits. You can add a touch of rum or coffee liqueur for extra flavor.

Proper Mixing: When combining the ingredients, ensure the mixture is smooth and well incorporated. A lumpy mixture can affect the texture of the truffles.

Flavor Balance: Adjust the coffee, rum, and sugar amount according to your preferences. A good balance of sweetness and coffee flavor is essential.

Chilling Time: Allow the truffle mixture to chill in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight. This helps the flavors meld together and makes it easier to shape the truffles.

Shaping: When shaping the truffles, ensure they are uniformly sized for consistent texture and appearance. A small cookie scoop can be handy for this.

Coating: Roll the truffles in a mixture of cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and finely ground coffee for an authentic tiramisu flavor. You can also consider using crushed chocolate-covered coffee beans for extra crunch and flavor.

Presentation: Arrange the truffles beautifully on a serving platter or in decorative boxes. Dusting cocoa powder or a drizzle of chocolate can enhance their appearance.

Freshness: Tiramisu truffles are best enjoyed within a few days of making them. While they can last in the refrigerator, their texture and flavor may degrade.

Experimentation: Feel free to get creative with the recipe. You can add a layer of melted chocolate or a sprinkle of cinnamon to the coating for a unique twist.

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