Ditch the basic box chocolates and treat your loved ones to what they deserve: rich homemade Chocolate Truffles that are way better than anything you can buy: rich, decadent, and made with love! No kitchen experience is necessary with this 4-ingredient recipe and easy-to-follow instructions!
The BEST Chocolate Truffles Recipe
If you’re looking to sweeten up a celebration or holiday then look no further than these Chocolate Truffles! They have a smooth, rich chocolate filling that’s dipped in melted chocolate, perfect for all the chocolate lovers in your life!
These are even great to surprise your Valentine with! After all, the love that goes into making Homemade Truffles makes them taste better than any overpriced store-bought box of chocolates!
What is a Chocolate Truffle?
A chocolate truffle has a rich chocolate ganache filling that’s rolled into a ball and then dipped in melted chocolate.
What You’ll Love About Homemade Truffles!
- Minimal Ingredients! You can’t beat any dessert that’s made with only 4 simple ingredients!
- Easy To Make! Simply melt, chill, roll, and then dip the rolled up in truffles in melted chocolate! They may look extravagant but they’re actually quite easy to make!
- Edible Gift! Make them for your sweetheart on February 14th or even add them to your holiday tin of treats that you share with friends and family!
- Dress Them Up! These truffles can be dressed up for any occasion or holiday just by grabbing sprinkles! Red, pink, and hearts for Valentine’s Day, greens for St. Patrick’s Day, red, white, and blue for July 4th. The ideas are endless!
Easy Truffle Recipe Ingredients
- Baking chocolate
- Salted butter
- Heavy cream
- Chocolate melting wafers
Ready to indulge in a batch of these homemade truffles? To start you’ll need baking chocolate that gets broken up into cubes and melted in a saucepan.
When it comes to this Chocolate Truffles Recipe you can use milk chocolate, semi-sweet, or even dark chocolate. However, it has not been tested with white chocolate!
After the cubed chocolate has melted, salted butter and heavy cream are mixed into it. This sweet mixture is then rolled up into balls and becomes the chocolate truffle filling.
Once the balls have gone through the chilling process they’re dipped into melted chocolate melting wafers! Then you can finish them off with sprinkles, a chocolate drizzle, or any crushed toppings that you’d like.
How to Make Chocolate Truffles
Step 1: Break the baking chocolate up into cubes and place them in a saucepan.
Step 2: Melt the baking chocolate over low heat until smooth. Be sure to stir constantly as the chocolate melts to prevent it from burning.
Step 3: Add in the salted butter and stir to combine.
Step 4: Stir in the heavy cream until it becomes fully incorporated.
Step 5: Transfer the melted chocolate mixture into a small bowl.
Step 6: Place the bowl in the fridge, returning to it to stir the mixture frequently. The chocolate needs to thicken but not be solid; it should be able to hold its shape when scooped.
Step 6: Use a small cookie scoop to portion the truffle filling out onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Then, transfer the baking sheet to the fridge to chill.
Step 7: Once chilled, roll each portion of filling into a ball. Then, transfer it back into the fridge to chill again.
Step 8: Dip the chilled truffle filling balls into the melted chocolate using a fork or a dipping tool. Place the dipped truffles back onto the baking sheet and top with sprinkles if desired.
Chocolate Truffle Recipe storage
Store these Chocolate Truffles in an airtight container in the fridge to enjoy for up to two weeks. You can store them in the freezer for up to 4 months for longer storage.
Easy Chocolate Truffles Recipe FAQs
Place the truffles into an airtight container and store them in the fridge. Enjoy them for up to two weeks! If you’d like they can also be stored for 4 months in the freezer.
Of course! If you decide to do that just do it immediately after rolling the chocolate filling into balls. No need to chill them for the last 15 minutes.
Yes! Simply add 1/4 teaspoon of espresso powder to the truffle filling.
That’s ok, just microwave it at 30-second intervals to soften it back up. Once you’ve softened it back up you’ll need to start the chilling and stirring process over from the beginning.
I wouldn’t recommend it. Using unsalted butter may cause the truffles to turn out a bit bland.
What to Serve with Homemade Truffles
These Chocolate Truffles would make an excellent addition to a dessert platter that you could share with friends and family! Pair them with more of my favorite truffles by grabbing another easy recipe below!
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- Mint Cookie Truffles – Thin mint cookies combine with cream cheese before being dipped in melted Andes mints!
- Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Balls – A nutty no bake dessert that’s made with Nutter butter cookies!
- Muddy Buddy Balls – Everything you love about Puppy Chow is rolled up into a ball and then dipped into melted chocolate!
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Homemade Truffles (Chocolate Truffle Recipe)
- 7 ounces baking chocolate broken into cubes
- 2 tablespoons salted butter
- ⅓ cup heavy cream
- 10 ounces chocolate melting wafers
- In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate cubes, stirring constantly so the chocolate doesn't burn. Alternately you can use a double boiler.
- Once melted, add in the butter and stir until melted. Remove from heat.
- Stir in the heavy cream until fully incorporated and back to a rich chocolate color.
- Transfer the chocolate mixture to a small bowl and place in the refrigerator for 15 to 30 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, until thickened but not solid. You want the chocolate to be able to hold its shape when scooped.
- Line a small baking sheet with parchment or wax paper and use a small cookie scoop or tablespoon to drop balls of the mixture on the pan. Chill in the refrigerator for an additional 10 minutes.
- Remove from the refrigerator and roll the chocolate between your palms to create balls, place back on the baking sheet and chill for an additional 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, melt the chocolate wafers in the microwave in a wide mouth glass at 30-second intervals, stirring between each one, until smooth.
- Use a fork or dipping tool to dip the balls in the melted chocolate, then place them on a clean piece of wax or parchment paper and allow the chocolate to harden before serving.
- Top with sprinkles before chocolate sets or drizzle with leftover chocolate once it starts to set.
- The timing of these is crucial, do not make them if you do not have a solid hour or so to commit to making them since if the truffle mixture sits too long it can become too hard to work with.
- If you do forget about your truffle mixture in the refrigerator, you can reheat it in the microwave at 30-second intervals to soften it back up, but you will need to start your chilling, stirring process from the beginning.
- The truffle mixture can be a little messy to work with.
- If you would prefer to roll your truffles in toppings instead of dipping, you can do this immediately after rolling into balls – no need to chill for the last 15 minutes.
- You can use milk, semi-sweet, or dark chocolate in this recipe. However, it has not been tasted with white chocolate.
- These should be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
- Freeze for up to 4 months.
- Do not use unsalted butter, otherwise, the truffles can taste bland.
- 1/4 teaspoon of espresso powder may be added to the truffle mixture to intensify the chocolate flavor.