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Easy Delicious Chocolate Truffles

Easy Delicious Chocolate Truffles

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I like to make these chocolate truffles around Christmas time because they are a great gift for the holidays. Everyone loves them and can be easily made in advance and frozen. However, the chocolates are perfect for Valentine’s Day too.

Easy Delicious Chocolate Truffles

 

If you never made chocolate truffles before or you have no idea how they are made, you are here for a pleasant surprise. There is nothing easier than making delicious, decadent truffles. The base for them is a chocolate ganache that it is usually made by pouring hot heavy cream over chocolate. The mixture is then cooled and flavors are added. When it gets to the right consistency, small pieces of ganache are rolled into a ball and tossed in cocoa powder, at least traditionally.

However, you  can use some other things too, besides the cocoa powder. I like crushed cocoa nibs, crushed pistachios or other nuts, crushed peppermint candy sticks, chocolate sprinkles etc.

Sometimes, the truffles are coated in tempered chocolate and then tossed in cocoa powder, like the ones you find in the fancy patisseries.

Easy Delicious Chocolate Truffles

The secret to a great truffle is to use quality ingredients. I like to use dark chocolate with more than 66% cocoa solids, preferably European chocolate.

Once in a while, I use different liquors in the mixture. I like coffee, orange, cherry liquors or simple brandy, depends on how “boozy” I want to make them. I find this dessert to be more like a dessert for adults and not so much for young children, anyway.

I place them in cute metal boxes and gift them to friends and family. The recipe makes a generous amount of 80 truffles approximately, so it works perfect as gifts. If you keep them refrigerated in an airtight container, they last about a week. These easy, delicious chocolate truffles are an elegant rich treat that everyone will love!

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Easy Delicious Chocolate Truffles
 
Easy Chocolate Truffles to make at home. Perfect for the holidays, Valentines Day or any day when you crave a decadent dessert.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: International
Serves: 80 truffles
Ingredients
  • 1¾ cups heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 lb 2 oz dark chocolate finely chopped, bittersweet, with over 66% cocoa solids
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into cubes and at room temperature
  • Optional: ⅓ cup any liquor you like(amaretto, orange, coffee etc)
  • Suggestions for covering the truffles with:
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  • cocoa powder
  • Ground nuts(your favorite-could be walnuts pistachios, peanuts, hazelnuts etc)
  • Ground peppermint sticks
Instructions
  1. Place the heavy cream and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Gradually add the heavy cream to the chopped chocolate, mixing continuously to form an emulsion.
  3. Add the butter and continue to mix until fully incorporated.
  4. If you are adding any kind of liquor to your ganache, add it now and mix well.
  5. Leave the ganache to firm for about an hour, then use it.
  6. With a teaspoon, take dollops of the ganache and roll them quickly inside your palms to form balls.
  7. (I formed the ganache into 0.3oz each piece).
  8. Place the chocolate truffles on parchment paper and place them in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours.
  9. Prepare small trays with ground nuts, cocoa powder and anything else you wish to cover the truffles with.
  10. Roll truffles in the trays to fully coat. Place them in chocolate paper cups.
  11. The chocolates make a great gift.
 

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Easy Delicious Chocolate Truffles

Easy Delicious Chocolate Truffles

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Holidays are coming and chocolate recipes are out there in abundance. I like to make these Easy Delicious Chocolate Truffles around Christmas time because they are a great gift for the holidays. Everyone loves them and can be easily made in advance and frozen. Also, they are perfect for Valentines Day too.

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Traditionally, chocolate truffles are coated in cocoa powder but you can use whatever you like. I like crushed cocoa nibs, crushed pistachios or other nuts, cocoa powder, crushed peppermint candy sticks etc.

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I place them in cute metal boxes and gift them to friends and family. The recipe makes about 80 truffles. 

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Keep them refrigerated in an airtight container and eat them in few days. Elegant, rich and scrumptious treat that everyone will love!

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Happy holidays everyone!

Easy Delicious Chocolate Truffles
 
Author:
Serves: 80 truffles
Ingredients
  • 1¾ cups heavy cream
  • 2 oz sugar
  • 1 lb 2 oz dark chocolate finely chopped, bittersweet, with over 66% cocoa solids
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter cut into cubes and at room temperature
  • ⅓ cup Optional: any liquor you like
  • Suggestions for covering the truffles with:
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  • cocoa powder
  • Ground nuts(your favorite-could be walnuts pistachios, peanuts, hazelnuts etc)
  • Ground peppermint sticks
Instructions
  1. Put the heavy cream and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Gradually add the heavy cream to the chopped chocolate, mixing continuously to form an emulsion.
  3. Add the butter and continue to mix until fully incorporated.
  4. If you are adding any kind of liquor to your ganache, add it now and mix well.
  5. Leave the ganache to firm for about an hour, then use it.
  6. With a teaspoon, take dollops of the ganache and roll them quickly inside your palms to form balls. (I weight my ganache in 0.3oz each piece).
  7. Place the chocolate truffles on parchment paper and place them in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours.
  8. Prepare small trays with ground nuts, cocoa powder and anything else you wish to cover the truffles with.
  9. Roll truffles in the trays to fully coat. Place them in chocolate paper cups.
  10. The chocolates make a great gift.
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