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Homemade Chocolate Truffles stacked on top of each other.
Homemade Chocolate Truffles
Prep Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs
 

Homemade Chocolate Truffles are SO EASY to make! You can get those decadent and creamy truffles at home with just a few simple ingredients.

Course: Candy, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate truffles, easy truffle recipe
Servings: 20 truffles
Calories: 91 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces (227g) good quality chocolate (use at least 60% cacao)
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ½ cup (120ml) heavy whipping cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Finely chop the chocolate bars (this is important so it melts smoothly!) and place in a heatproof bowl. Add butter to the chocolate and set aside.

  2. Heat the heavy cream in a microwave-safe bowl just until it starts to bubble and no more. If you heat the cream to hot it will ruin the chocolate.

  3. Pour heated cream over the chocolate and butter and let sit for 5 minutes. Add the vanilla and stir until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth. Place a piece of plastic wrap over the chocolate pressing it against the surface of the chocolate. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

  4. Scoop the chocolate using a small cookie scoop (2 teaspoon size). Scoop all the chocolate first and place it into the refrigerator to harden a little if they are too soft to roll. If not roll into balls.

  5. Roll each into desired toppings.

Recipe Notes
  1. Storage- Store truffles at room temerature for up to 7 days. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. Freeze for up to 3 months. To thaw place in the refrigerator.
  2. Always bring chocolate to room temperature before serving. Chocolate tastes best at room temperature. 
  3. Nutrition Facts: Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate. Nutrition not calculated with toppings. 
  4. Please be sure to read the post about choosing quality chocolate, how to dress up the truffles, and other tips. 
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Chocolate Truffles
Amount Per Serving (1 truffle)
Calories 91 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 69mg2%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 110IU2%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.