Chocolate Truffles (3 ingredients!)

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  • Easy Chocolate Truffles – Made with only 3 ingredients and are smooth, creamy and seriously divine. The perfect festive and decadent treat to make for your Valentine!

    Chocolate truffles are the perfect treat to make for special occasions. They’re rich, decadent and are so fun to decorate. Plus they’re easy to whip up, too! Oreo balls, chocolate covered strawberries, brownie truffles and sugar cookie truffles are some of my other easy favorites.

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    Best chocolate truffles

    If you’re looking for an easy and delicious treat for your Valentine, these chocolate truffles are perfect for you! They require only 3 simple ingredients and are smooth, creamy and seriously divine. Plus they are so fun to decorate and look so pretty and festive!

    Truffles may seem intimidating to make, but trust me once you get going, you’ll be a pro in no time! They’re an easy, no-bake treat that look like they came from a local bakery. And they taste rich and have the best chocolate flavor. YUM!

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    What kind of chocolate is used for truffles?

    When making chocolate truffles, it’s important to use high quality chocolate (I like to use Ghirardelli). It truly makes all the difference when it comes to flavor and texture. I like to use 1 bar of semi-sweet chocolate and 1 bar of bittersweet chocolate to give the truffles the perfect balance of chocolate flavor.

    What is the easiest way to melt chocolate?

    It is so easy to melt the chocolate for the chocolate truffles! I simply add my chopped chocolate to a heat safe bowl, then I microwave my heavy cream for a little over a minute. Once the cream is hot, I pour it over the chocolate and let it sit for about 5 minutes. The hot cream will melt the chocolate pieces. Then you’ll give it a stir to smooth out the texture. Click here for more tips and tricks for melting chocolate.

    What is the best chocolate for dipping?

    If you’re planning on dipping your truffles in a chocolate coating, I’d recommend using either a high quality chocolate bar or melting wafers. Both work very well and make a great coating for the truffles. Scroll down to learn the best method for dipping chocolate truffles.

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    How to make chocolate truffles

    Chocolate truffles may seem intimidating to make at first, but you’ll master making them in no time! They’re made with melted chocolate, heavy cream and butter, which makes them extra creamy inside.

    Follow the steps below to get started. Scroll down for the printable chocolate truffle recipe.

    1. Finely chop chocolate and place in heat safe bowl. Next microwave heavy cream for about 1 minute and 15 seconds, until hot. Then pour cream over chocolate.
    2. If desired, add butter and vanilla. Cover with saran wrap and let sit for 5 minutes. Then stir until smooth.
    3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1-2 hours (can place in freezer to firm up faster).
    4. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Once chocolate truffles are firm, scoop out chocolate using small cookie scoop. Place on baking sheet and place in freezer for 10 minutes.
    5. Add toppings to small bowls. Remove sheet from freezer and roll the truffle scoops into balls. Then roll the balls into desired toppings.
    6. Store in the refrigerator or freezer until ready to serve.

    TIP: If dipping your chocolate truffles in coating chocolate, place the truffle on a fork. Then pour the chocolate over the truffle with a spoon and tap the fork on the edge of the bowl. Then place the truffle on the paper and draw a circle around the base with a toothpick. You don’t want to dip the truffles all the way in the chocolate, as it will melt the truffle.

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    Variations for chocolate truffles

    You can make all types of variations of these easy chocolate truffles! Feel free to add in any extra flavorings or toppings that you prefer. Below are a few options that would taste delicious!

    Optional flavorings for chocolate truffles

    • Vanilla extract
    • Almond extract
    • Mint extract

    Optional toppings for chocolate truffles

    • Sprinkles
    • Chopped nuts
    • Coconut
    • Cocoa powder
    • Powdered sugar
    • Melted chocolate for dipping

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    Should I refrigerate chocolate truffles?

    Yes, store the truffles in the refrigerator until ready to serve. This helps them keep their shape and maintain a thick and creamy texture. Just keep them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

    Can you freeze homemade chocolate truffles?

    Yes, you can absolutely freeze these chocolate truffles. I actually love the harder texture of the frozen truffles and keep a few in the freezer for a quick and easy sweet treat. If you’d prefer them on the softer side, let thaw at room temperature for a few minutes prior to eating. The chocolate truffles will keep for a couple of months if stored in an airtight container in the freezer.

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    Chocolate Truffle Recipe

    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Prep Time: 30 minutes
    Chill: 1 hour 10 minutes
    Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
    Servings: 24 truffles (2 per serving)
    Calories: 134
    Author: Jamielyn Nye
    Easy Chocolate Truffles - Made with only 3 ingredients and are smooth, creamy and seriously divine. The perfect festive and decadent treat to make for your Valentine!

    Ingredients

    • 16 ounces high quality chocolate
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • 1 Tablespoon butter

    Optional Flavorings: 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, almond extract, mint extract, etc.

      Optional Toppings: Sprinkles, chopped nuts, sprinkles, coconut, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, melted chocolate for dipping

        Instructions

        • Chop chocolate finely and place in a heat safe bowl. Add heavy cream to separate bowl and microwave cream for 1 minute and 15 seconds, or until hot. Then pour hot cream over chocolate.
        • If desired, add butter and vanilla in bowl. Cover bowl with saran wrap and then let sit for 5 minutes (the hot cream will melt the other ingredients). Stir mixture until smooth.
        • Cover and refrigerate for at least 1-2 hours. You can place in the freezer to make firm faster. 
        • Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper and set aside. Once firm, use a small cookie scoop to scoop out the chocolate. Place on the pan. Then place in the freezer for about 10 minutes.
        • Place the toppings in small bowls. Then take the pan out of the freezer and roll the truffle scoops into balls. Then roll the balls into the toppings. If they get too sticky, place back in the freezer.
        • Store in the refrigerator or freezer until ready to serve.

        Notes

        Note: I used 1 bar of semi-sweet and 1 bar of bittersweet chocolate.
        Tip: If dipping them in chocolate, place the truffle on a fork. Then pour the chocolate over the truffle with a spoon and tap the fork on the edge of the bowl. Then place the truffle on the paper and draw a circle around the base with a toothpick. You don't want to dip the truffles all the way in the chocolate, as it will melt the truffle.

        Nutrition

        Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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