Red Wine Truffles – An elegant spin on classic dark chocolate truffles made with red wine! This 5 ingredient no bake dessert is perfect for Valentine’s Day!
Red Wine Truffles
Red wine and chocolate are meant to be together. Whether it’s my red wine brownies, a glass of merlot and a slice of chocolate cake, or these red wine truffles, the combination is always perfect. These truffles are inspired by my holiday rum balls and they are great to make for Valentine’s Day, dinner parties, or just as a delicious dessert! This recipe is no bake and made with just 5 ingredients (+ whatever you want to roll the truffles in). It doesn’t get any easier than this!
Common Questions About Making Red Wine Truffles
What are red wine truffles?
Red wine truffles are a classic chocolate truffle made with dark chocolate, heavy cream, vanilla extract, and butter along with red wine. Once fully combined, everything is chilled before being scooped out and rolled into balls. They are then rolled in chocolate sprinkles and cocoa powder before serving.
How many servings does this recipe make?
This recipe makes 15 truffles.
What kind of wine should I use?
Merlot is my favorite so that’s why I used it but obviously you can pick whatever type of wine you like and use it instead.
How long do these truffles last?
Store the truffles in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.
How can I decorate red wine truffles?
I like to roll mine in a combination of the following –
- Chocolate sprinkles
- Cocoa powder
- Freeze-dried raspberries (pulverized into a powder)
What other desserts can I use red wine in?
My favorite red wine dessert is my red wine brownie recipe! Additionally, red wine chocolate cake and red wine cupcakes are popular.
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For the Truffles
- 8 ounces dark chocolate (chopped)
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup red wine (merlot)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Coating (Optional)
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup chocolate sprinkles
- Using a double boiler - melt the chocolate with the heavy cream and butter until smooth (mixture will be thick).
- Stir in the wine and vanilla extract until smooth.
- Chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
- Scoop the chilled truffle mixture into balls, using your hands to roll them into spheres. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Return the sheet to the fridge to firm the truffles (about 10-15 minutes).
- Roll the truffles in cocoa powder and/or chocolate sprinkles.
- Store the truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.
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