Chocolate truffles are a great DIY candy gift for this holiday season of entertainment and giving. After all, everyone loves truffles! If you have ever bought truffles at the store, you know just how expensive they can be. Making homemade truffles will save you a lot of money and really make your homemade gift stand out. Once you make this easy chocolate truffles recipe, everyone is going to love them so much they will definitely ask you for the recipe and I bet they never guess how easy they are to make!
If you have just resolved to eat healthier, these little treats are a pretty good compromise because they are small but satisfying. Also, since you will be making them yourself, you know they have only a few simple ingredients in them and no preservatives or questionable chemicals.
Oh So Delicious And Easy Chocolate Truffles Recipe
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Inactive: 90 minutes
Yield: about 60 truffles
1 pound of Fair Trade Organic Dark Chocolate, chopped or you can use chips
1 cup organic heavy cream
1 tbsp prepared espresso or coffee
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup of personalizing ingredient for a final roll such as powered sugar, cocoa powder, nuts, coconut flakes, or sprinkles
How To Make Chocolate Truffles
Pour the heavy cream into a sauce pan and warm over medium heat until it just starts to simmer.
While cream is warming, place the chopped chocolate in a microwave safe mixing bowl and microwave for 45 seconds.
When cream begins to simmer, remove from heat and pour over the warmed chopped chocolate.
Use a spatula and stir until smooth and creamy. (If there are still any chocolate chunks, you can alway put it back in the microwave for another 30 seconds.)
Add in the coffee and vanilla and stir until mixed and smooth.
Pour the chocolate mixture into a baking pan and place in the refrigerator to cool for 1 hour.
Remove the chocolate pan from the refrigerator. Use a melon ball scooper, or a teaspoon and shaping with your hands if needed, to place round chocolate truffle balls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Refrigerate baking sheet with chocolate truffles for another 30 minutes and remove. Improve shape of truffles if necessary by rolling in hands.
Roll each chocolate truffle in a final personalizing ingredient of your choice.
I hope you enjoy this easy chocolate truffles recipe as much as I do. Plus, I love that chocolate truffles are so easy to personalize. You can give your chocolate truffles a roll in unsweetened cocoa powder if you have a real dark chocolate fiend on your hands! Or a roll in finely chopped pecans if you are giving to a nut lover. How would you personalize your easy chocolate truffles?
Printable Dark Chocolate Truffles Recipe
These homemade chocolate truffles should be eaten within a few days of making them since they are fresh and without preservatives. I suggest using glass jars or metal tins for gift giving in an eco-friendly way that can keep being reused by the recipient. I just stick a bow and gift tag on mine. Do you think you will try this easy chocolate truffles recipe?