Chocolate Truffles

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I made chocolate truffles for my sweetheart tonight. He loves my fudge recipe, so I thought he might dig these truffles too. I always thought making truffles was hard, but it doesn’t have to be! Making truffles is actually very easy. And rolling the truffles is awesomely messy. It reminded me of making mudpies as a kid. My hands were so dirty! The kitchen hand soap dispenser looked like it had been attacked by chocolate by the end of the project. Anyway, in case you would like to make chocolate truffles for your sweetheart I thought I would post the recipe.

CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES

2 Tablespoons of butter

1 cup heavy whipping cream

16 oz. bittersweet chocolate (for a more kid-friendly taste, try semi-sweet chocolate)

2 teaspoons of your favorite flavoring or liqueur (Grand Marnier, Frangelico, etc), optional

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DIRECTIONS:

In a medium non-stick saucepan, heat the cream and butter over med.-low heat. It is not necessary to scald pasteurized milk, so I heated my cream and butter to 150 degrees or until small bubbles formed at the sides of the pan.

In the meantime, place your chopped chocolate in the top of your double boiler. Don’t forget to fill the bottom of your double boiler with water. Place the double boiler over low heat. If you don’t own a double boiler, you can improvise with a saucepan and a bowl.

Once the chocolate is shiny, stir until smooth. Slowly add heated cream. Mix until smooth. If desired, add your custom flavorings.

Remove top portion of the double boiler and allow it to cool on a rack for one hour or until room temperature. Refrigerate for four hours or until set.

Once the ganache has set, you will need to scoop the chocolate and roll it into balls. Pour cocoa (or garnish of choice) on to a large plate for rolling the truffles. I used a 1/2 T scoop but you may wish to go smaller and use a teaspoon or a melon baller.

After you have rolled the truffle into a ball, roll the truffle in cocoa powder and set aside.

After you are finished rolling the truffles, return them to the refrigerator for storage. Allow them to set for several hours or overnight.

Makes about 36 truffles.

Variations: You can roll the truffles in hazelnuts (good if using Frangelico), roll in coconut, roll in sprinkles, or dip in chocolate for a crunchy coating. I don’t like my truffles very sweet so I simply roll mine in cocoa powder and eat them with a nice cappuccino. Make these your own! Have fun with it!

This recipe is truly easy! If you are interested in step-by-step photos of making this recipe, I wrote a guest post at Gluten Free Cooking School, How to Make Chocolate Truffles here.

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14 Responses to “Chocolate Truffles”

  1. Excellent idea! I forgot about truffles. I’m responsible for all the food for a baby shower this weekend and I wanted something smallish and chocolate to serve (already making GF vanilla bean cupcakes). Truffles are exactly what I was looking for — great idea! Thanks!

  2. [...] kindly wrote a “how-to” article to guest post here at Gluten Free [Cooking School]. The recipe for the chocolate truffles is posted on her site, so be sure to click over and leave her a comment. You can also subscribe to [...]

  3. These look perfect! I wonder if full-fat coconut milk would be an okay heavy cream sub? I know they say use coconut cream instead of heavy cream, but I don’t have any :( Do you think it’d work? Ahh, probably…. and Jon would eat them even if they were chocolate mush :)
    I can visualize that soap dispenser! I bet that was fun to clean up

  4. These look fabulous!! I bet your husband was psyched to eat these!! Very pretty.

    You should also link to your easy fudge recipe, for those who want the easy way for chocolate…I might make it for my hubby (who is working all day into night) to put in his lunch and supper, but use Amaretto instead of the peppermint, and sprinkle almonds in top.

    Yum!!

    Either way I think I might use one of your recipes. ;)

  5. Those look really good! I got a book all about making truffles for Christmas, but haven’t tried it yet. I really will have to, since they don’t seem to be as hard as I would have thought.

    And I’m glad you like the new blog – although it’s not “official” yet. I’m still working on it’s format and getting all the pages up before I link my blogger page over to the wordpress page. so stay tuned!

  6. I have seen coconut-milk based recipes like this, too. YUM.

  7. I made some truffles for Christmas with cream cheese, GF oreo type cookies (very easy to find) and some almond bark. You just crumble the cookies and mix with cream cheese and roll into balls. (You may have to refridgerate for a half hour or so) Then melt your almond bark and dip and enjoy. You can use white or milk and reverse for splashing over the top.
    I hope you might give them a try. Every one loved them where I took them and would never know they were GF.

  8. i made these last year at christmas natalie! OHHHH they were so good! What a lovely idea for valentine’s day!!

  9. Yummmm, truffles!
    It definitely doesn’t hurt to have cold hands when it comes to shaping them!

  10. Natalie, the truffles look awesome. I’m really impressed with your photos, the one above and the ones in the how-to post. They look like they came straight out of a magazine.

  11. What a beautiful site you have and family!

    We have posted you on our blog roll to share your wonderful gluten free life style with our readers.

    And your truffles are next on my list!

    Kat and Anna

  12. Shauna- These were gone in two days at my house. My husband loved them! The cupcakes sound wonderful.

    Cindy- Let me know if you get the coconut cream to work in this recipe. I have heard of people making a condensed coconut “milk” before, so maybe it would work.

    Slacker Mom- I added the link. Thanks! I need to try an amaretto version of the fudge recipe. Great idea.

    Karen- Great job on the new site. I think you will enjoy wordpress.

    Sally – Truffles are wonderful anytime. I think you could create a coconut cream recipe.

    Sara- Thanks for commenting! I would love to try that recipe. What a great gf party food idea.

    Carrie- You can’t go wrong with a basic chocolate ganache!

    Deleilan- It was a fun project! My hands were very messy though!

    Mary Frances- Thanks so much! I appreciate the compliments! I learned a lot from doing that how-to post. I don’t do them very often so it is good practice for me. I was honored that you posted it.

    Kat and Anna- I will have to come visit. Thank you for the kind words. :)

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