Easy To Make Chocolate Truffles

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Would you love to learn how to make Chocolate Truffles? You can with this really easy recipe. I have made these for years. The chocolate truffles just melt in your mouth and you will catch yourself reaching for a second and third truffle.

This is a family tradition of making and giving these to the special people we love! I decided to redo the post and show you all the steps to making these yummy balls of chocolate. 

When my daughters were young we made these every Christmas! I can still remember all the little fingers making chocolate marble size balls and rolling them in “Chocolate Sprinkles-better known as Chocolate Shot” in the cooking and baking world.

Now that the girls have grown up and now have families of their own, I use a small Cookie Scoop to make the balls before rolling them in the Shot Shot or Sprinkles. 

It’s so nice to have something ready ahead of time when you are invited to go to a Holiday party or dinner…you just reach in your refrigerator and take one of these “Hostess Gifts” with you. It’s a really fun family activity to make chocolate truffles. One thing I love about this recipe is the fact I can change the flavorings.

I must say 99% of the time I make the dark chocolate chips with vanilla extract/flavoring. I have made them with orange extract and peppermint extract too. You get to decide if you want light, dark or white chocolate chips. The Chocolate Shot comes in so many colors, the theme can be anything you desire. Have fun while you make these!

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Chocolate truffles

Chocolate Truffles  

Step One

Gather the ingredients.

Chocolate Truffle Ingredients

 

Step Two

In Double Boiler, melt chocolate chips with milk.

Chocolate Truffles Melting Chocolate

Step Three

Beat with mixer one yolk at a time into the melted chocolate.

Chocolate Truffles Beat Egg Yolks In

Step Four

Remove the pan from heat and start adding the butter pieces a few pieces at a time using a hand mixer. Beat 2-3 minutes, then mix in the vanilla.

Chocolate Truffles Add Butter Pieces

Step Five

Chill the chocolate in the refrigerator, about an hour. 

Chocolate Truffles Ready To Chill

Step Six

When the chocolate is workable, roll into balls the size of marbles and roll in the chocolate shot or ground nuts. 

Chocolate Truffles In Tins

Finished Products

Serve well chilled in tiny paper/foil cups. Keep the Truffles refrigerated. Makes approximately 20-50 Chocolate Truffles depending on the size you make them.

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Chocolate Truffles In Tins
Chocolate Truffles
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Refrigerator Time
1 hr
Total Time
20 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20 Truffles
Author: Linda Loosli
Ingredients
  • 12- ounces package of real milk or dark chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup butter (no substitute, cut into pieces)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla (or any flavor of choice)
  • Chocolate Shot or “Sprinkles”
Instructions
  1. In Double Boiler, melt chocolate chips with milk. Beat with mixer one yolk at a time into the melted chocolate. Remove the pan from heat and start adding the butter pieces a few pieces at a time using a hand mixer. Beat 2-3 minutes, then mix in the vanilla. Chill the chocolate in the refrigerator, about an hour. When the chocolate is workable, roll into balls the size of marbles and roll in the chocolate shot or ground nuts. Serve well chilled in tiny paper/foil cups. Keep the Truffles refrigerated. Makes approximately 20-50 Chocolate Truffles depending on the size you make them.

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How do I store the chocolate truffles?

They must be refrigerated to keep them fresh. They will stay fresh for 4-5 days.

Can I freeze these?

I would not recommend freezing them, the chocolate may separate and not have the soft chewy texture we all love.

 

Final Word

I hope you try making my chocolate truffles. I have such wonderful memories with my daughters making these when they were little girls. We would deliver them to our neighbors. Who doesn’t love homemade gifts, right? They are creamy chocolate and melt in your mouth, literally. May God Bless our world, Linda

Chocolate cake by Linda

Double boiler pan

 

12 thoughts on “Easy To Make Chocolate Truffles

  • December 6, 2013 at 9:25 am
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    Wow, I always had this notion that truffles were extremely difficult to make, but these don’t look hard at all! Pinning to make as soon as I’m caught up on writing posts!

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    • December 6, 2013 at 8:06 pm
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      Jamie, this is a really easy recipe. You would love the taste as well! Creamy! Hugs! Linda

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    • December 6, 2013 at 8:05 pm
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      Christine, you would love these because they are so easy to make! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs! Linda

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    • December 6, 2013 at 8:07 pm
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      Shannah, thanks for pinning! You will love making these! Hugs! Linda

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  • July 19, 2020 at 5:42 pm
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    5 stars
    My family loved these! Very easy to make and the perfect treat on a warm summer day. I used a little less butter than the recipe said (I used 1 stick) and they were still great!

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    • July 19, 2020 at 7:38 pm
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      Hi Grace, oh I may try using less butter!! Thank you for the tip! Linda

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  • November 23, 2020 at 9:43 am
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    5 stars
    Perfect recipe for Christmas candy gifts.

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  • November 28, 2020 at 2:15 pm
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    I used to make a lot of candy when my children were little My daughter is allergic to eggs and a lot of candy has egg whites in it. I stopped when she went to job corp and college and then she got a job 300 miles from where we live so I didn’t have a reason to make it. Might just start making it again. Thanks for the push Linda.

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    • November 28, 2020 at 3:01 pm
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      Hi Jackie, this is so funny I wrote this post years ago. I just ordered fresh chocolate shot/sprinkles to take pictures to show step by step instructions. I have the video, but I want to do still images as well. I get the stuff on Monday. Stay tuned! Linda

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