Chocolate Truffles

SO delicious. These chocolate truffles are the easiest way to fake that you're a gourmet dessert chef. I've been reading some blogs that have the chocolate truffle recipes on them and have been wanting to create them myself for some time now.

So, today's the day.

They're the simplest candy to make for your sweetheart or for... yourself.  Dark chocolate, cream, vanilla. These balls of heaven only require three ingredients and some time.

Basic truffle ingredients
  • 8 ounces of semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate (high quality, 62% cacao or higher), *well chopped into small pieces*
  • 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Truffle coatings
  • Cocoa powder
  • Rainbow sprinkles
  • Finely chopped almonds

1. In a small saucepan bring the heavy whipping cream to a simmer (this may take a while, be sure to stir and scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula every few minutes).

2. Place the chocolate in a separate bowl. Pour the cream over the chocolate, add the vanilla, and allow to stand for a few minutes then stir until smooth. (This chocolate base is called ganache.)

3. Allow to cool, then place in the refrigerator for two hours. Remove and with a teaspoon roll out balls of the ganache. Roll in your hands quickly.

4. Roll in cocoa powder or chopped nuts and serve, or place on wax paper and into the fridge.

Makes about 20 truffles.

Here's the only ingredients I used:
Chop that chocolate. Don't eat any!
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream.                                                                                                    Into a deep pot. Bring to a simmer.
Pour the simmering cream onto the chopped chocolate. Add the vanilla. Let this sit for a minute so the chocolate heats.
Stir it until it looks like this. Smooth and wonderful.
Place these in the refrigerator for about an hour. This will harden the chocolate just enough so when you scoop it out with a teaspoon it will form.

Once you scoop it out, roll it in your hands to form an even ball. The warmth of your hands will melt the chocolate just enough so you can put it into a topping of your choice where it will stick.  I used cocoa powder, chopped almonds, and little round sprinkles as my toppings.  Be creative! Some other toppings I just randomly thought of are:

  • Chopped pistachios, hazelnuts, or any nut of your choice
  • Coconut
  • Chopped peppermint candies (for Christmas time!)
  • Tasty children's cereal crushed up... like: Fruity pebbles, fruit loops, captain crunch, honey nut cheerios, etc.
  • Cinnamon sugar
Put them back in the fridge to save for guests or...... eat them right away.

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