Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate truffles are one of my favorite bite sized treats, rich and delicate. Love to serve them alongside a warm coffee in the morning or as small rewards at any hour of the day.

 

These chocolate truffles are made with dark chocolate, cream, a bit of butter and walnuts. Easy to prepare, can be made in advance which makes them perfect for holidays and as homemade gifts for guests.

 

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Ingredients
  • Makes 16-17 truffles
  • 5 ounces (150 g) dark chocolate 70%
  • 1/2 cup (100 ml) heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup (50 g) butter
  • 3 tbsp ground walnuts
  • optional flavorings (coffee or orange zest, rum, lemon, cherries, or whatever you preffer)
  • cocoa powder for coating
Directions
  1. Put the chocolate in a heat-proof bowl, and melt over a pan of hot water. Set aside and add the butter stirring until smooth and homogenous. Add the heavy whipping cream, the walnuts, vanilla and the desired flavoring and mix until fully incorporated.
  2. Allow to cool, then put in the refrigerator for two hours until it is hard enough to roll, Remove and using a teaspoon roll out balls. Roll in your hands quickly and put them on a parchment paper-covered baking sheet and refrigerate for 1 hour.
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Nutrition facts 1 truffle - Calories:53, Fat:5.2g, Saturated Fat: 3.0g, Carbohydrates:1.3g, Sugar:1.0g, Protein: 0.5g, Cholesterol:12mg, Calories from Fat 47, Vitamin A 3%, Calcium 0%, Sodium 16mg, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
On May 01, 2011 at 01:56 pm, Sandra said...

Delicious and fantastic recipe!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

On May 02, 2011 at 05:02 am, Hester Casey - Alchemy said...
Love the walnuts and the optional flavourings. What a lovely treat!
On May 02, 2011 at 10:09 am, The Chocolate Priestess said...
Looks yummy and simple... bet I couldn't personally get it to work. All of my attempts at truffles have failed.
On May 02, 2011 at 05:46 pm, The Mom Chef said...
Beautiful job with the truffles and the photography! Thanks for sharing.
On May 04, 2011 at 02:49 pm, Erin said...
I make truffles every year around Christmas time. These look wonderful! I might have to change up my recipe this year!
On May 30, 2011 at 02:30 pm, Anamika said...
Came across your blog through foodgawker and it's a lovely space. Never given truffles a try, but this sounds so easy, so might as well!!
On August 18, 2015 at 09:23 am, Kate said...
Should I whisk the whipping cream or just add them as they are?
Re:

you don't need to whisk the cream, use it liquid.

On August 19, 2015 at 04:29 pm, Kate said...
Thanks!!! the truffles were great!! love them!! but my 'dough' didn't harden even after 8 hours in the fridge:( I used kitchen scale and did everything as in your recipe, but when I started rolling the candies, it was still kinda soft...What did I do wrong? Should I add more cream or walnuts next time to make them hard? Thanks!
Re:

So glad you loved the truffles. It's weird they didn't get hard, did you use more cream than 1/2 cup? it's really important to use exact measurements. Also the chocolate, did you use at least 55 % cocoa solids chocolate? It's really important to use good quality chocolate. More cream won't make them harder, will make them softer so don't add more. Also make sure you melt the chocolate over medium low heat. Hope you will try them once more, and let me know.

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