Classic Chocolate Truffles

Time for TRUFFLES!

Every day until Christmas I’m going to be sharing with you my favorite truffle recipes. And it goes without saying that they all include some sort of chocolate. ;-)

These beauties not only look regal, decadent and luxurious…but they taste just that good. :-)

Classic Chocolate Truffles

adapted from Famous French Desserts

Ingredients

  • 14 ounces high quality dark chocolate (I used Ghirardelli 60% Cacao chocolate chips)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter

How-To

  1. Pour the 14 ounces of dark chocolate in a large bowl.
  2. In a small sauce pan, slowly bring the heavy cream to a boil.
  3. Pour the heavy cream over the chocolate chips and butter and stir until the it is melted.
  4. Set the bowl in the refrigerator for about an two hours or until hard enough to roll into balls.
  5. Once set, use a spoon or a tablespoon size scoop to form balls.
  6. Place the balls on parchment paper and let them chill in the fridge for about an hour.
  7. At this point I thought I could make fancy-dancy truffles and coat them with melted chocolate. This is how they came out: So, instead of coating them with chocolate, this is what you do. With the palms of your hand, roll the balls into more perfect little balls.
  8. Next, coat the balls with your favorite sprinkles, cocoa powder or nuts!

Just as a reminder, these make excellent homemade Christmas gifts! :-) I’d sure like it if I received my very own chocolate box of truffles. Hint, hint. ;-)

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19 comments

  1. These look great! If you ever what to dip them in chocolate and not have them end up as puddles stick the rolled balls in the freezer for 30-45 min then dip them while frozen, that way the truffle doesn’t melt!
    I give these and other homemade candies for Christmas each year and people LOVE them!

  2. Looks delicious! I’ll be trying this recipe soon with a 100% cacao chocolate I got… with added sugar, of course. I hope it turns out right!

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