Would you love to learn how to make Chocolate Truffles? You can with this really easy recipe. I have made these for years. These chocolate truffles just melt in your mouth and you’ll catch yourself reaching for a second and third treat. I’m updating this post today because this is one of my most popular posts and it was originally written in 2013. I would love my readers to make these as a family, it’s so fun.
This is a family tradition of ours. We enjoy making and giving these to the special people we love! I decided to redo the post and show you the easy steps when 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.
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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Easy To Make Chocolate Truffles
Gather the ingredients.
In a Double Boiler, melt chocolate chips with milk.
Beat with your 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.
- 12- ounces package of real milk or dark chocolate chips
- 3 tablespoons whole milk ( I have used cream as well)
- 3 egg yolks
- 3/4 cup butter (no substitute, cut into pieces)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (or any flavor of choice)
- Chocolate Shot or “Sprinkles”
In a Double Boiler, melt the 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.
Can I use other flavorings besides vanilla?
Here’s the deal, these are so fun to make, and yes, you can use your favorite flavoring. Here are some I have used:
What exactly is a chocolate truffle?
I would explain a truffle as being fine chocolate with a creamy ganache filling that is rolled in nuts, cocoa powder, or chocolate sprinkles.
What are the best coatings for chocolate truffles?
There are so many to choose from, like finely chopped nuts, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, shredded coconut, and finely crushed peppermint candy canes.
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.
What is the most expensive Chocolate Truffle in the world?
I love to research so much and I found this tidbit very interesting. Mark and I couldn’t bring ourselves to purchase one piece of candy for this dollar amount, but it was fun to read about. So, what is the most expensive chocolate truffle in the world, it’s called La Madeline au Truffle. One piece is priced at $250.00 per piece and is made or created by Danish chocolatier Fritz Knipschildt.
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