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Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Truffles – Classic chocolate truffles rolled in cocoa powder, chocolate sprinkles, or pecans. These elegant treats are easy to make and great for an holiday or party!

Chocolate Truffles

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I wanted to share a classic chocolate truffle recipe that will impress your special someone (or really anyone you decide to share them with)! I am a huge fan of truffles so some variety will show up at pretty much every party or holiday. While I love trying crazy new varieties, I also really like just making a classic chocolate truffle from time to time. You can roll them in whatever toppings you like but I personally went with cocoa powder, crushed pecans, and chocolate spinkles so that there was some variety. You can even skip this step if you want but I think it adds a nice extra bit of texture and helps hide imperfections in the truffle!

Common Questions About Making Chocolate Truffles

What are chocolate truffles?

Chocolate truffles are a classic confection made with dark chocolate, heavy cream, and vanilla extract. Once fully combined, everything is chilled before being scooped out and rolled into balls. They are then rolled in chocolate sprinkles, crushed pecans, or cocoa powder before serving.

What can I coat them in?

I like to roll mine in a combination of the following –

  • Chocolate sprinkles
  • Cocoa powder
  • Freeze-dried raspberries (pulverized into a powder)
  • Crushed pecans

How many servings does this recipe make?

This recipe makes 15 truffles.

How long do these truffles last?

Store the truffles in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.

What other types of truffles can I make?

Some of my favorite chocolate truffles recipes include –

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Yield: 15 Truffles

Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Truffles – Classic chocolate truffles rolled in cocoa powder, chocolate sprinkles, or pecans. These elegant treats are easy to make and great for an holiday or party!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

Truffles

  • 8 ounces high-quality dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Toppings (optional)

  • Cocoa powder
  • Chopped pecans
  • Chocolate sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Chop chocolate into small pieces and add to a large bowl.
  2. Heat the cream until steaming, then pour it over the chocolate in the bowl and allow to sit for about 2 minutes.
  3. Stir until the chocolate mixture is smooth.
  4. Cover and then transfer to the fridge. Allow to chill at least 2 hours.
  5. Using a 1" cookie scoop, scoop the mixture and then place it onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat until the chocolate mixture is gone.
  6. (Optional) Roll each truffle in cocoa powder, sprinkles, or chopped pecans and then place back onto the lined sheet pan.
  7. Place back into the fridge until ready to serve.

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