This Chocolate Truffle Recipe satisfies all of my dessert desires. These simple Chocolate Truffles are the perfect sweet treat to create for sweetie on any special day! They’re also wonderful for a crowd at parties, but let’s be honest, they’re pretty äẅesome year round, and I encourage you to make them for no reason at all. Sometimes we just need a little chocolate in our lives!
This recipe is for you if you’ve wondered how to make chocolate truffles. It’s about to alter the course of your life! Learn how to make chocolate truffles at home so you can treat yourself whenever you want.
Yield: 24 truffles
Prep Time: 30 minutes
For the truffles:
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
8 ounces (227 grams) semisweet baking chocolate, finely chopped
1 tablespoon rum or liqueur
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
For the coating:
Cocoa powder, sifted
10 ounces tempered chocolate
Chop the chocolate roughly, place it and butter in a heat safe bowl.
Heat the cream in a small saucepan over medium high heat just until it begins to come to a boil. Remove cream from heat and pour the cream over the chocolate and butter.
Add the corn syrup and alcohol if using and stir. Then allow for 2 to 3 minutes of resting time.
Whisk mixture until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth like pudding.
Place in the fridge for 3 hours or overnight to stiffen (uncovered).
With a small 2-teaspoon spring-loaded scoop to form mounds of chocolate onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Place in the fridge for 15 minutes. Roll each ball of chocolate in your hands to roughly make a round ball.
Place the truffles on the baking sheet and chill until firm ( about another 30 minutes).
To coat the cake:
In a shallow dish, add cocoa powder, finely chopped nuts, sprinkles, or whatever toppings you choose.
Roll each chilled ball in the coating then place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
To dip in chocolate:
Completely plunge the balls tempered chocolate with a fork or chocolate dipping tool for smooth results.
Lift up and allow the extra chocolate to drip back into the bowl by tapping the hand holding the fork.
Gently slide the dipped truffles onto a parchment-lined baking sheet with a toothpick.
If desired, decorate with garnishes before the chocolate sets.
Repeat with the remaining balls, using a paper towel to wipe your fork clean after every couple truffles.
Before serving or storing the truffles, allow them to set completely.
The truffles will keep in the fridge for two weeks, but are best served at room temperature.