Amazing Chocolate Truffles

Last Updated on February 5, 2021 by Michele Tripple

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These amazing chocolate truffles are every chocolate-lover’s dream! Rich and decadent, these chocolatey treats are melt-in-the-mouth delicious and so easy to make! 

Chocolate Truffles

Who doesn’t love a little (or a lot) of chocolate? These sweet treats are so versatile – there is no limit to the different toppings you can put on them! Make them as a gift for that special someone. Or make them as the finishing touch to your dinner party. Either way, their simple elegance and rich flavors are sure to impress!

You don’t need to be a professional baker to enjoy these gourmet truffles at home either. With only a few simple ingredients and these easy-to-follow steps, you can have this chocolate goodness prepared and ready to enjoy in no time!

Need more chocolate in your life? Try these chocolate trifles or these rich fudgy hot chocolate cookies. Both will be a big hit for all you chocoholics out there! Or try these Oreo hot chocolate bombs for the perfect chocolatey treat on a cold day!

Chocolate Truffles

chocolate truffles

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Chill Time: 3 hours – overnight

Yield: 30-32 Truffles

Ingredients

  • 10-12 ounces chocolate, about 3 (4.4 oz) bars
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Coatings

  • Powdered sugar
  • Unsweetened baking cocoa
  • Nuts, finely chopped
  • Sprinkles
  • Coconut flakes

The Following Tools Will Be Helpful When Making These!

Cookie Scoop

Measuring Cups and Spoons

Saucepan

Plastic Wrap

Baking Sheet

Cutting Board

Rubber Spatula

Mixing Bowl

Pinch Bowls

How to Make Chocolate Truffles

  • Chop chocolate and place in a medium bowl.
  • In a small saucepan, heat cream just before it boils, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Carefully pour heated cream over the chocolate and stir until smooth.
  • Add butter and vanilla extract and stir until chocolate is completely smooth.
  • Place plastic wrap on top of chocolate mixture and place in the refrigerator to chill.
  • Chill for several hours or overnight.
  • Using a cookie dough scoop, divide the chocolate mixture and roll into balls.
  • Immediately roll in preferred coating.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to serve. Allow truffles to come to room temperature before enjoying.

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • Make sure the cream does not boil! Nobody wants curdled cream in their truffles, so keep a close eye on it so that it doesn’t boil. I recommend stirring almost constantly as you are heating it up!
  • Don’t rush the process. These truffles need to chill for at LEAST three hours in the fridge before being rolled in the coatings.
  • Get creative with the coatings! Use a variety of different nuts or use holiday sprinkles for a festive twist. For an exciting treat for the kids, roll truffles in mini M&Ms!
  • Looking for something a little more adventurous? Try coating the truffles in a thin layer of melted chocolate (milk, white, or dark) before sprinkling with your topping of choice. This is sure to add an extra level of richness to these already rich morsels. Yum!
  • If you don’t have a cookie scoop, you can just use a normal tablespoon. Simply scoop the chocolate mixture and roll using your hands!

Storage

Store your truffles in an airtight container in the fridge. They will stay good in your fridge for up to two weeks. If you think you may not finish them all in that time, no problem! Place them in a plastic freezer bag and store them in the freezer for up to three months.

Can I Use Any Kind of Chocolate?

Yes! Use milk, white, or dark chocolate for these amazing truffles. Experiment with different chocolates and coatings to truly customize these amazing delicacies! 

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Yield: 30

Amazing Chocolate Truffles

Amazing Chocolate Truffles

These chocolate truffles are every chocolate-lover’s dream! Rich and decadent, these chocolatey treats are melt-in-the-mouth delicious and so easy to make!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • Ingredients:
  • 10-12 ounces chocolate, about 3 (4.4 oz) bars
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Coatings
  • Powdered sugar
  • Unsweetened baking cocoa
  • Nuts, finely chopped
  • Sprinkles

Instructions

    1. Chop chocolate and place in a medium bowl.
    2. In a small saucepan, heat cream just before it boils, about 1-2 minutes.
    3. Carefully pour heated cream over the chocolate and stir until smooth.
    4. Add butter and vanilla extract and stir until chocolate is completely smooth.
    5. Place plastic wrap on top of chocolate mixture and place in the refrigerator to chill.
    6. Chill for several hours or overnight.
    7. Using a cookie dough scoop, divide the chocolate mixture and roll into balls.
    8. Immediately roll in preferred coating.
    9. Store in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to serve. Allow truffles to come to room temperature before enjoying.

Notes

  • Make sure the cream does not boil! Nobody wants curdled cream in their truffles, so keep a close eye on it so that it doesn’t boil. I recommend stirring almost constantly as you are heating it up!
  • Don’t rush the process. These truffles need to chill for at LEAST three hours in the fridge before being rolled in the coatings.
  • Get creative with the coatings! Use a variety of different nuts or use holiday sprinkles for a festive twist. For an exciting treat for the kids, roll truffles in mini M&Ms!
  • Looking for something a little more adventurous? Try coating the truffles in a thin layer of melted chocolate (milk, white, or dark) before sprinkling with your topping of choice. This is sure to add an extra level of richness to these already rich morsels. Yum!
  • If you don’t have a cookie scoop, you can just use a normal tablespoon. Simply scoop the chocolate mixture and roll using your hands!

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