Basic Chocolate Truffles

Jordan Michelle Falco


Chocolates and Confections - Week 1, May 11th

This is a basic dark chocolate truffle recipe and can be flavored with whatever liquor or flavoring your want. Can be dipped in any desired color, and then drizzled, or dredged in nuts.

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A rich, decadent, and basic chocolate truffle recipe that's easy to make and perfect for a dark chocolate lover. The truffles are creamy and just melt in your mouth. We love how this can be tailored to your taste by using a different liquor. We opted for raspberry and loved the pairing with the chocolate. Bailey's, Kahlua, Grand Marnier, or even rum would be delicious too. Get creative when decorating the truffles. You can use nuts, cocoa powder, colored sugar, sprinkles, coconut, chocolate drizzle, etc. For a pretty presentation, place the truffles in mini cupcake liners after they're decorated. A box of these is a perfect gift for a loved one. Better than store-bought!

Note: To form the truffles, we used a small cookie scoop and it was a perfect size. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


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How to Make Basic Chocolate Truffles


  1. Bring cream to a boil.
  2. Place the chocolate and the butter into a bowl.
  3. Pour hot cream over the chocolate and LET SET 2 MINUTES.
  4. After 2 minutes, whisk and then add the alcohol.
  5. Allow the ganache to firm up.
  6. After the ganache has set, pipe out the truffles onto a parchment-lined baking sheet in equal amounts (you can also use a small ice cream type scoop, but these make much larger truffles). Let set until firm (about 30-45 minutes).
  7. Using rubber gloves and cocoa powder, roll the firm ganache into balls. They don't have to be perfectly round, as they will be rolled again. Use the cocoa powder to keep the ganache from sticking to your gloves.
  8. Chill, then roll again.
  9. Let truffles come to room temperature before dipping, then decorating.

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About Basic Chocolate Truffles

Course/Dish: Candies Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #Truffle #chocolate

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