Best Homemade Truffle Recipe
Extra creamy and smooth truffles that contain dark chocolate, butter, heavy cream and not much more. That's why I call this Best Chocolate Truffle Recipe!
Servings: 10 Truffles
- 1 4 0z (113 gms) Chocolate (good quality, very finely chopped)
- ⅓ Cup (80 ml) Heavy Cream
- 1 tsp Butter (at room temperature)
- ¼ tsp Vanilla Extract
To Coat Truffles:
- ¼ Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder/ Sprinkles of choice/Colored Sugar/crushed nuts
Finely chop the chocolate using a serrated knife.
Melt heavy cream in microwave or on a stove top till it gets warm. Don't bring it to a boil.
Pour butter and hot cream over chopped chocolate and let it sit for 3-4 minutes.
Add vanilla and stir until completely melted. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 1 hour or until the ganache thickens. (To quicken this step: you may place your ganache in a shallow dish like a small baking pan).
Scoop the ganache into 10-12 truffle balls and roll each into toppings.
Pro Tip: If you find the balls are sticking too much in your hands, coat your hands with cocoa powder before rolling them. Or stick your scooped truffles in freezer for a few minutes before rolling and coating them in topping,
For a longer storage, you may store truffles in freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw before serving.
Chocolate: Always use pure chocolate bars to make truffles. Chocolate chips won't give you the same results.
Heavy Cream: Don't substitute it with half and half or other low fat liquids. Heavy cream is the base ingredient that makes truffles, truffles!
Butter: Adding butter is optional, but highly recommended. It makes chocolate truffles extra rich and creamy.
Serving: 1Truffle | Calories: 32kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 7mg | Sugar: 1g