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Chocolate Truffles

These Chocolate Truffles are the perfect indulgence that is easy to make! They’re a classic, no-bake recipe with only five ingredients.

chocolate truffles

When it comes to chocolate, there are few things as decadent and luxurious as a truffle. These little bites of heaven are rich, creamy, and covered in a thick layer of chocolate. They’re the perfect treat for any chocolate lover, and they’re surprisingly easy to make at home.

If you’ve never made truffles before, don’t worry. This guide will walk you through everything you need to know, from picking the right ingredients to rolling the perfect truffle. By the end, you’ll be an expert on making these delicious treats.

how to make chocolate truffles rolled in cocoa powder

If you’re looking for more no bake treats, try these Christmas Cornflake Wreaths or Foolproof Fudge! Both are delicious treats that take no time to make.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • Rich and creamy, with a perfect balance of sweetness and chocolate flavor.
  • Easy to make, and only require a few simple ingredients that you probably already have on hand.
  • They make an impressive and delicious dessert and enough to feed a crowd.

What You Will Need

  • Butter
  • Cocoa
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Vanilla
  • Amaretto or rum
  • Extra cocoa for rolling the truffles in

How to Make Chocolate Truffles

To make chocolate truffles, start by heating the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Add in the cocoa and stir until smooth. Add in condensed milk and stir constantly until thick, smooth, and glossy about 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and Amaretto or rum.

Next, transfer the mixture to a bowl and place it in the fridge to set for 3-4 hours. Once it’s firm, use a small spoon or melon baller to scoop out small balls of the chocolate mixture and roll them between your palms to shape them into 1 inch balls.

Roll the truffles in cocoa powder, chopped nuts, or sprinkles to give them a little extra flavor and texture. Then place them on a sheet of wax paper and pop them in the fridge for about 1-2 hours to firm up again. Store in airtight container in fridge until ready to serve.

Tips for Making the Perfect Chocolate Truffles

  • Use high-quality chocolate. The better the chocolate, the better the truffles will taste.
  • Be careful not to overheat the cream, as this can cause it to curdle.
  • Be patient when stirring the chocolate and cream mixture. It can take a few minutes for the chocolate to fully melt, so be sure to stir until it’s smooth and creamy.
  • Have fun with the coating. Try using different types of cocoa powder, nuts, or sprinkles to give the truffles a unique look and flavor.
cocoa powder chocolate truffles

How to Store

Chocolate truffles can be stored in a number of ways, depending on how long you want them to last.

  • For short-term storage, you can keep them in a covered container at room temperature.
  • If you’re looking to store them for longer, you can keep them in the fridge for up to two weeks or in the freezer for up to six months.
  • When storing chocolate truffles, be sure to keep them away from heat and direct sunlight, as this can cause the chocolate to melt.

FAQs

What is the difference between a chocolate truffle and a chocolate bonbon?

A chocolate truffle is made with a chocolate ganache center, while a bonbon generally has a cream or butter-based center.

What are some common flavor variations of truffles?

Some common flavor variations of chocolate truffles include orange, raspberry, mint, and champagne.

Can I make chocolate truffles ahead of time?

Yes, you can make chocolate truffles ahead of time. Simply store them in an airtight container in the fridge and they will keep for up to 2 weeks.

Can I freeze chocolate truffles?

Yes, you can freeze chocolate truffles. Simply place them in a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 6 months. Thaw them in the fridge before serving.

Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Truffles

Yield: Makes 24 truffles
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 45 minutes

These Chocolate Truffles are the perfect indulgence that is easy to make! They're a classic, no-bake recipe with only five ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 12 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 (14oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tbsp amaretto or rum
  • Extra cocoa for rolling the truffles in

Instructions

  1. To make chocolate truffles, start by heating the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Add in the cocoa and stir until smooth. Add in condensed milk and stir constantly until thick, smooth, and glossy about 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and Amaretto or rum.
  2. Next, transfer the mixture to a bowl and place it in the fridge to set for 3-4 hours. Once it's firm, use a small spoon or melon baller to scoop out small balls of the chocolate mixture and roll them between your palms to shape them into 1 inch balls.
  3. Roll the truffles in cocoa powder, chopped nuts, or sprinkles to give them a little extra flavor and texture. Then place them on a sheet of wax paper and pop them in the fridge for about 1-2 hours to firm up again. Store in airtight container in fridge until ready to serve.

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