How to Make Easy Chocolate Truffles
Chocolate Truffles are one of the easiest sweet treats to make but one that is highly coveted and thought of as quite gourmet!
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Best Way to Melt Chocolate
The key ingredient to making chocolate truffles is (no surprise) chocolate! But how you melt your chocolate can determine how well your truffles turn out. Melting chocolate is tricky since the chocolate can easily burn. But not to worry!
In my recipe video, I show you a simple trick using warmed cream that takes all the guesswork out of melting chocolate. Plus, this technique literally takes only seconds.
Chocolate Truffles Make a Great Christmas Gift or Hostess Gift
If you are heading to someone’s home for Christmas dinner, be sure to bring a host or hostess gift. And chocolate truffles make the perfect gift. Your host can add them to the dessert table or save them as a special treat to be enjoyed after cleaning up from the festivities.
For more homemade Christmas gift ideas or kitchen gifts for your favorite traditional foods cook, check out the following video and blog post:
- How to Make Homemade Traditional Foods Christmas Gifts
- Tasty and Helpful Kitchen Gifts for Your Traditional Foods Cook
More Delicious Desserts
Need more ideas for sweet treats to make or give this holiday season? Then be sure to check out the videos below where I show you how to make Old-Fashioned Gingerbread Cake, Traditional Italian Christmas Cookies, and more!
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Easy Chocolate Truffles
- Airtight container
- Parchment paper or waxed paper
- 8 ounces Bittersweet chocolate, chips, or finely chopped Semi-sweet chocolate may also be used. 8 ounces of chocolate chips or chopped chocolate equals approximately 1 1/3 cups.
- 1 cup Heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon, optional Other spices can be used in place of the cinnamon or in addition to for up to a total of 1 teaspoon of spices.
- 1 pinch Salt
- 1/4 cup Powdered sugar Also known as icing sugar. See Recipe Notes below.
- 2 tbsp Cocoa powder, unsweetened or sweetened See Recipe Notes below.
- 1/2 cup Nuts, chopped See Recipe Notes below.
- Place chocolate in a heatproof bowl.
- In a saucepan, warm the cream with salt and cinnamon (if using) until steam begins to rise from the cream.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat and pour cream over the chocolate in a heatproof bowl.
- Stir the chocolate and cream together until the chocolate is completely melted. This process will take approximately 30 seconds.
- Cover the mixture and refrigerate until very firm. This process takes approximately 1 hour (or up to overnight).
- Once the chocolate mixture has chilled completely, but before removing it from the refrigerator, prepare the coatings. As shown in the video, these toppings include powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and chopped nuts. Put each topping in its own small bowl.
- Remove the chocolate mixture from the refrigerator, scoop out a teaspoonful one at a time, and roll between your hands to create a ball approximately 1-inch in size.
- Roll each chocolate ball in the coating of your choice or in a mixture of more than one coating. Make sure that the coating is very generous and that the chocolate ball no longer feels sticky.
- Set each chocolate truffle on parchment paper or waxed paper that has been placed into an airtight container. Keep a small amount of space between each truffle so that the truffles are not touching. Once all the truffles are finished, refrigerate to allow the coatings to "set." After one hour, the truffles are ready to be placed on a plate and served or put into a gift box or container and given as a gift.
- You can make these truffles a day in advance, but please read Recipe Notes below.
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