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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!
Prep Time15 mins
Resting Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 Truffles
Calories: 32kcal
Author: Neha

Ingredients

  • 1 4 0z (113 gms) Chocolate (good quality, very finely chopped)
  • 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

Instructions

  • 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,

Notes

Freezing Instructions:
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.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1Truffle | Calories: 32kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 7mg | Sugar: 1g