easy chocolate truffles recipe
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5 from 4 votes

Chocolate Truffle Recipe

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!
Prep Time30 mins
Chill1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 truffles (2 per serving)
Calories: 134kcal
Author: Jamielyn Nye

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: 3.2% | Vitamin C: 0.1% | Calcium: 1.1% | Iron: 2.9%