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When I need to satisfy a chocolate craving, I make a batch of Nutella cookies, chocolate covered strawberries, or these delicious chocolate truffles. You can never go wrong with homemade sweets!
We all need a little indulgence from time to time, and chocolate truffles are the perfect solution. Containing just a few ingredients, they can be flavored in many different ways and taste MUCH better than anything you get from your local candy store.
How are chocolate truffles made?
Why buy expensive truffles when you can make them from scratch in just a few minutes? First, heat a little cream in a skillet until hot, but not boiling. Pour that hot cream over the chopped chocolate and stir the mixture so that the chocolate melts. The cream and chocolate turn into a shiny chocolate ganache as they are mixed. Chill the cream and chocolate mixture in the refrigerator so that it can firm up and is ready to roll. Roll the cooled mixture into balls. After rolling each ball, you can roll it into your favorite ingredients. Chill the balls again to firm them up and the sweets are ready to eat.
Tips for the perfect truffles
- Chop the chocolate into small pieces that are approximately the same size to facilitate melting.
- Rolling truffles are messy! You can wear disposable gloves if you want to keep your hands clean.
- If the chocolate mixture starts to soften too much, just chill the mixture and you're ready to roll again.
- Use a spoon to make balls that are the same size.
What is the best type of chocolate for truffles?
I like to use semi-sweet chocolate because it tastes great and is a good base for ingredients. Milk chocolate can be a little sweet and dominate the flavor of ingredients like chips. For chocolate, I recommend cutting a baking sheet. The better the quality of your chocolate, the better the end result. I recommend using the highest quality chocolate you can afford, such as Valrhona, Callebaut, Guittard or Ghirardelli. Do not use chocolate chips.
Chocolate truffle variations
These chocolate truffles are great because you can customize them however you want. Here are some fun ideas.
- Feel free to add flavors like vanilla extract, raspberry extract, orange oil, or spirits. If you use an extract or oil, try adding 1 teaspoon to the chocolate ganache. You can add up to 2 tablespoons of liquor, just be sure to reduce the cream by the same amount.
- For coffee lovers, try adding 2 tablespoons of espresso powder to the ganache.
- You can cover the truffles by dipping them in melted chocolate or stirring them in sprinkles, nuts, powdered sugar, coconut, green tea powder, crushed mint, cinnamon sugar, or freeze-dried raspberries. The sky is the limit!
How long do truffles last?
These truffles should be stored in the refrigerator to keep them fresh as they contain cream. Keep well in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. You can serve cold chilled truffles or leave them on the counter for half an hour to bring them to room temperature. You can store truffles in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw them in the refrigerator to serve, and then you can leave them outside for half an hour to bring them to room temperature.
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I love chocolate truffles, they are such a decadent delight. You can make your own truffles with your favorite coatings with this recipe. Try it and be amazed as the melted chocolate turns into awesome sweets that you will be delighted to serve to your family and friends.
More sweet recipes for your sweet tooth
- Microwave Candies
- Mint Empanadas
- chocolate covered cherries
- Candy cane hearts
- Crock Pot Candy
These chocolate truffles are made with a dark chocolate ganache that is shaped like balls and rolls into a variety of toppings. Homemade truffles are easy to make and are a super awesome dessert option for any event.
Preparation time: 10 minutes Cook time: 1 minute Cool down time 1 hour Total time: 1 hour 11 minutes
Servings: 24 Calories: 144kcal
- 16 ounces finely chopped semi sweet chocolate, you can also use dark or bittersweet chocolate
- 1 cup heavy cream
- Assorted toppings, such as chips, finely chopped nuts, and cocoa powder
- Place the chocolate in a large bowl.
- Place the cream in a skillet over medium heat. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until cream is steaming, but not boiling.
- Pour the cream over the chopped chocolate. Let the mixture sit for 3 minutes.
- Mix the cream and chocolate until a smooth and shiny ganache forms. If you have pieces of chocolate in your ganache, you can microwave the bowl of chocolate for 20 seconds, then stir again until smooth.
- Cover the chocolate mixture and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or until firm.
- Scoop out 1 1/2 tablespoons of the chocolate mixture and roll into a ball. Repeat with the remaining chocolate. If the chocolate becomes too soft and begins to melt, you can cool it down until it is easier to work with again. I recommend wearing gloves as your hands will get dirty!
- Roll the chocolate balls in the ingredients of your choice. Place the truffles in a parchment lined skillet and chill until firm. After the truffles are firm, you can transfer them to an airtight container.
- Store your truffles in the refrigerator and place them at room temperature for 15-20 minutes before planning to serve them.
Calories :: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 10 g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 115mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 155 IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1 mg