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. 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.

Now that the girls have grown up and have families of their own, I use a small Cookie Scoop to make the balls before rolling them in the Chocolate 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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Easy To Make Chocolate Truffles

Easy To Make Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Truffles  

Step One

Gather the ingredients.

Chocolate Truffle Ingredients

Step Two

In a Double Boiler, melt chocolate chips with milk.

Chocolate Truffles Melting Chocolate

Step Three

Beat with your 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 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”
Instructions
  1. 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.

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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.

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

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21 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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  • October 19, 2021 at 7:53 am
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    5 stars
    Yum! These are amazing and super easy to make! Thanks for sharing!

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    • October 19, 2021 at 9:59 am
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      Hi Heidi, thank you for the 5 stars!! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do! Linda

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  • October 19, 2021 at 10:29 am
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    5 stars
    I made these with my children❤️ They were super easy to make and we had so much fun! We’re planning to make these for friend and neighbor gifts for Christmas this year. Thank you sooo much for sharing!❤️

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    • October 19, 2021 at 4:06 pm
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      Hi Camille, thank you for the 5 stars! They really are easy to make and it’s all about making memories. Have fun, Linda

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  • October 19, 2021 at 3:41 pm
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    Thanks for the Recipe Linda. I am making more of my Christmas Presents this year. I download pictures that I think family members will like and buy the frames at Dollar Tree. They have some really nice ones there. I bubble wrap them and send all the presents to the whole family to one address. Then that person has the joy of giving them to the other family members. That way no one is tempted to see what they are getting before Christmas. Most of the older members of the family have gone home to be with the Lord and what I send is not expensive (printer paper and frame) I don’t have to even buy ink because the printer I have sends me ink when I need it for $10 a month which is less expensive than buying in every time I need it. Some months like the past few months I have gotten about 4 black and color cartridges just about every month. You can’t buy 8 ink Cartridges for $10 a month at the store. I use the HP Office Jet printer and it is great.

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  • October 20, 2021 at 1:02 pm
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    I make a lot of candy and my truffles do not use eggs at all in them. Why do you add them?

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    • October 21, 2021 at 5:59 am
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      Hi Cheryl, I have no idea, I have had the recipe for over 50 years. I am not a candy maker, I just make them as the recipe is stated. Linda

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  • October 22, 2021 at 11:32 am
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    Sounds great and I plan to make a bunch for a bridal shower next Friday. I know you super careful with food safety, but sounds like egg yorks are actually raw. Am I missing something?

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    • October 22, 2021 at 12:59 pm
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      Hi MtGrammy, well when you add the eggs they are raw, but you are adding one egg at a time quickly so they don’t become scrambled eggs in the hot melted chocolate. THEN you add the butter which melts as you keep beating it. So are they raw? Yes and no, I’m not sure the temp hit 160 degrees. I am super careful with food processing. I will have to test the temperature the next time I make them. I do not like over-easy eggs because of the salmonella risk. The temperature for eggs needs to be 144 to 160 degrees depending on how you cook eggs for breakfast. Here’s an article that even talks about French toast: https://eggsafety.org/faq/what-is-the-best-temperature-to-cook-an-egg/. I’m really weird, I MUST have my French Toast well done. You can read those temps and decide what works best for you. I never thought about the eggs being uncooked. Good question, Linda

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