Chocolate truffles are small, bite-sized confections made primarily of chocolate ganache, a mixture of chocolate and cream. They are typically round or ball-shaped and can be coated with various ingredients such as cocoa powder, chopped nuts, coconut flakes, or melted chocolate. The name “truffle” comes from their resemblance to the edible fungi of the same name, due to their similar shape and texture.

Chocolate Truffles

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Chocolate truffles are often considered a luxury treat and are popular as gifts or as indulgent desserts. They come in various flavors, including classic dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, and a variety of infused flavors such as coffee, raspberry, or mint.


  • 8 oz (about 227g) high-quality chocolate (dark, milk, or white), finely chopped

  • 1/2 cup (120ml) heavy cream

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

  • Coating options: cocoa powder, chopped nuts, shredded coconut, powdered sugar, melted chocolate, sprinkles, etc.


  • Place the finely chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl. In a small saucepan, heat the heavy cream over medium heat until it just begins to simmer (do not boil).
    Remove from heat and pour the hot cream over the chopped chocolate. Let it sit undisturbed for 1-2 minutes to allow the chocolate to soften.
  • After letting it sit, gently whisk the chocolate and cream together until the mixture is smooth and glossy. If desired, stir in the vanilla extract for extra flavor.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, pressing it directly onto the surface of the ganache to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate the ganache until firm, usually for about 2 hours or until it’s scoopable but still holds its shape.
  • Once the ganache is firm, use a spoon or a small scoop to portion out small rounds of ganache. Quickly roll each portion between your palms to form a smooth ball. Place the rolled truffles on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Roll each truffle in your desired coating until evenly coated. Common coatings include cocoa powder, chopped nuts, shredded coconut, powdered sugar, or melted chocolate. You can get creative and use a combination of coatings for variety.
  • Once all the truffles are coated, refrigerate them for about 15-30 minutes to set the coatings. After that, they can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Allow them to come to room temperature for a few minutes before serving for the best texture and flavor.

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