Chocolate truffles are one of my favorite recipes to make around the holidays! Picture a rich chocolate ganache, solidified and covered in cocoa powder. These decadent treats are so addicting and surprisingly easy to make!
Chocolate Truffles Recipe
I’ve never met someone who doesn’t love truffles! But I do know a lot of people who skip buying them at the store because they can be quite expensive; this is because truffles are made with high quality ingredients and can be time consuming to make. However, this recipe is the perfect small batch to save money and time, while still enjoying the creamy taste of chocolate truffles!
Ingredients for Chocolate Truffles
- Chocolate Bars – To get the best tasting truffle, you’ll need high quality chocolate bars. My favorite brands are Lindt or Ghiradelli. You can find these in the baking aisle next to the cocoa powder. I prefer milk chocolate, but feel free to use to your favorite kind.
- Heavy Whipping Cream – Make sure you use heavy whipping cream and NOT half & half. Half & half is much thinner and won’t work for truffles.
- Cocoa Powder – This is to roll the truffles in once they have set up, but you can also roll them in chocolate sprinkles or chopped nuts instead.
How to Make Chocolate Truffles
- Begin by chopping your chocolate bars into small, uniform pieces and then place the pieces in a glass bowl.
- Then, add the heavy whipping cream to a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute, or until the cream is bubbling.
- Next, pour the heavy cream over the chopped chocolate, but DO NOT STIR.
- Allow the heavy cream covering the chopped chocolate to sit for 5 minutes. Then, vigorously stir the mixture until it is thick and smooth.
- Place the bowl in the fridge so it can completely cool and the mixture can set up.
- While the mixture is in the fridge, prepare a cookie sheet by lining it with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- Once the mixture has cooled and set, then take a cookie scoop and portion the truffle mixture into about 2 tbsp portions and place each on the cookie sheet.
- Then, place the pan of portioned out truffle mixture back in the fridge for about 30 minutes to chill.
- While the truffles are chilling, pour your cocoa powder (or preferred topping) into a small bowl for dipping.
- Once the truffles have chilled, now it’s time to roll them into smooth balls.
- After you roll each truffle into a ball, immediately dip it in the cocoa powder to cover evenly.
- Now enjoy! Store your chocolate truffles in the fridge for up to a week.
What is a chocolate truffle?
A truffle is a sphere-shaped chocolate ganache that has solidified and is either covered in cocoa powder or a chocolate shell.
Why are truffles so expensive to buy?
Truffles are expensive to buy because they are made with high quality ingredients and can be time consuming to make. However, when making smaller batches, it doesn’t take too much time or effort!
Can you freeze chocolate truffles?
Yes! You can freeze truffles for up to 3 months in an air tight container. To thaw, let the truffles sit in the fridge overnight.
Recipes Similar to Chocolate Truffles
- 2 4 oz bars high quality chocolate I like milk chocolate, but use your favorite
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- Chop your chocolate bars into small, uniform sized pieces and place into a glass bowl.
- Add your heavy whipping cream to a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 1 mintute or until the heavy cream is boiling.
- Pour the heavy cream over the chopped chocolate. DO NOT STIR.
- Allow the the heavy cream covering the chopped chocolate to sit for 5 minutes.
- After everything has sat for 5 minutes, vigorously stir the mixture until it is thick and smooth.
- Place the bowl into the fridge and let it completely cool and set up.
- Using a small cookie scoop, portion the truffle mixture into small 2 tsp portions and place onto a parchment paper or silicone lined cookie sheet.
- Repeat with the remaining truffle mixture.
- Place the pan into the fridge and chill the mixture for an additional 30 minutes.
- Once the truffles have chilled, roll each truffle until it is a smooth ball.
- Immediately roll into the cocoa powder. Enjoy!
- Store in the fridge for up to 1 week.