Chocolate Truffles

Truffles are delightful, melt-in-mouth, flavoured tiny round rolls of chocolate ganache. You will feel a moment of heavenly joy while having these tiny rolls of chocolate, cream and butter.

Preparing truffles at home is very easy and the best part is that while coating them to give different flavours, we can let children join us. It would be a lot of fun for kids to coat truffles with colourful sprinklers, toasted nuts, cocoa powder or melted chocolate.

Ingredients :

Good quality cooking/baking chocolate and milk cream.

For Truffles we prepare chocolate ganache with 2.5 :1 ratio of chocolate and cream. To make truffles more rich in taste1 tbsp butter alsoย  can be added.

For coating- cocoa powder, toasted mixed nuts, brown sugar ,white powered sugar, coffee powder, cinnamon powder, colourful sprinklers, melted chocolate or any other flavour of your choice.

Tips to remember:

  1. Always remember that water creates disaster if it comes in contact with chocolateย  while working with them. So keep your bowls completely dry for preparing ganache.ย 
  2. Good quality chocolate and cream will make a lot of difference in taste and texture of truffles.
  3. Check rest of the tips before starting the process of ganache here Dark Chocolate Ganache

Process:

Grate/chop chocolate block and keep the shredded pieces in a bowl which is slightly bigger in size. Bigger size bowl will be helpful in mixing ganache evenly.

Pour cream in a separate bowl and heat it on medium flame. The moment it starts bubbling from the sides of the pan and about to reach the boiling stage, pour it immediately into chocolate bowl evenly everywhere so that it can cover the chocolate shredding completely.

Donโ€™t disturb this bowl for 5 minutes. Later, mix this with spatula nicely. With the heat of the cream, chocolate will melt but still if you feel that some chocolate chunks are remaining, you can keep the bowl in a microwave or use double boiler method to reheat the mix for a short time. Again mix the mixture and all the remaining chocolate chunks would be melted.

Cover the bowl with cling wrap to avoid creating a film on top and keep it on room temperature till ganache completely cools down. Once ganache cools down, it will be firm but might still be a little messy affair to prepare truffle balls out of it. So keep the cling wrapped bowl in the fridge till ganache is more firm to be rolled as truffle balls.

How long ganache takes to become firm in the fridge? Well, it will depend upon the settings of your refrigerator. It might take 1/2 an hour to 1 hour. In between, try once by taking a little amount of Ganache and roll it between your palms. If it is still sticky keep it back in the fridge for some more time. But if you are able to roll it, then take out the bowl and start preparing truffle balls! Use a scoop or round measuring spoon for same size truffle balls. Scoop out ganache with spoon and keep it on butter/parchment paper. In between, if ganache is becoming soft, again pop it back in to the fridge for a while.Now roll each one of these rough balls in between your palms and try to give them spherical shape. Ganache softens due to the heat of our palms . So don’t worry about a neat finish and keep them back in the fridge.After some time when these balls firm up, take them out and again roll them for slightly neater look.Now it’s time to give these truffles your choice of flavors. You can roll them with sweet cocoa powder, coffee powder, cinnamon with brown sugar, sprinklers, toasted dry fruits or simply dip them in melted chocolate!!Truffles can be kept in the fridge for a week and you can freeze them for 3 months.Truffles are the best gifting options for your relatives and friends during special occasions as no one can beat the taste of fresh homemade Truffles!!!!

 

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Deeksha Pathak

I like reading, watching movies, listening to music, doing some art and craft, cooking, baking and exploring new ideas. Baking is my new passion!!

84 thoughts on “Chocolate Truffles

  1. It would be fun to make a whole tin of these as a handmade candy kit to hand out. We usually give out candy boxes to friends and family but this would be better. Looks so good, thanks for the recipe.

    1. I am glad that you liked the recipe…Homemade gifts always bring smiles on people’s faces,and if gift is edible… probably it doesn’t last till guests reach thier home back๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

    1. Stella, thank you so much for your lovely, sweet words of appreciation ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜Š
      We are not adding any extra sugar here, and it is just dark chocolate, so you can still convince yourself ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

      1. Dear Stella, Enjoy Christmas and then start your resolutions.. ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ˜‰
        Jokes apart, if seriously you are planning to reduce sugar intake, I guess that is the best way to go on healthy path….!! ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿ˜Š

  2. I’m a huge fan of truffles, and all these look so delicious & tempting. Thanks for sharing a great post with wonderful recipe & useful tips.

  3. You have no idea how my mouth is watering, Dee. Oh my goodness!! I wish! I cannot eat chocolate or sugar but hopefully over time I can again eat chocolate. I’m on a very rigid diet that I must stick to due to food allergies. Thank you for this delightful tease. OH YUMMY!!!

    1. I read in your post about your food restrictions Amy. I am sure you will be fine with your strong will power and by religiously following your doctor’s instructions.Your regular gym visits inspire me so much!! Yes, chocolate is a teaser,or probably anything which is restricted, becomes a teaser.To follow healthy eating habits while reaching 50, I have reduced a lot of my sugar intake also.So, whatever sweet I prepare, after tasting immediately I distribute it with my friends and kids. So, it’s a win win situation for all… everyone is happy and I am ready to explore something new๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜€
      Thank you so much for such sweet and lovely appreciation Amy..it means a lot ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜โค๏ธ

      1. I was just telling my sister, Dee, that I run so hard and for so long every morning with my AM cat care (now triple almost quadruple of what I’ve done in the past) that being on this restricted diet is becoming quite the issue. Why? I’m having trouble keeping weight on. I’m again loosing. I lost 10 pounds when we lost our Max and he was just ONE 1-on-1. Today I have three 1-on-1’s plus. I have to go back to the drawing board and come up with when and where I can add more calories. I will NOT loose weight as I did with Max because I became so ill. Not going there this time!!
        Thank you so much for sincerely reaching out and talking to me heart-2-heart. That means a lot!! May you have a wonderful day! It is almost 50 here today and I must go to my fav forest for some heart healing. I may be writing a post about what I witnessed yesterday …. something very traumatic that I have to let go of. Much love to you!! xo

      2. Amy, for most of the persons losing weight works quite well, but then every body is different and of all the persons, we as individuals are best suited to listen and act accordingly. And with the resilience you have shown, I am sure you will be able to completely bounce back!!
        You are motivating me a lot…taking care of your family, yourself and penning down your feelings.It is commendable.Lots of love, and respect๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿค—

      3. Aw, Dee. Bless you! Thank you for the vote of confidence. Life at times really is a juggling act. To keep all those balls up in the air is at times very very challenging indeed! Should we, especially as women, want to “share” to encourage others, to lift up others, and to help others? If I can share what I am learning in my life with others then hopefully, someone else’s life can improve. Again, bless you for recognizing what I am doing. Truth be told, I didn’t intend to be blogging like this. It just happened. (smile)
        Happy Thanksgiving!! xoxo

      4. Things happen in our life for a reason.Me too never imagined that I will be writting a food blog. These diversions in the form of hobbies in everyday life are essential to think straight.They keep our mind and spirit in balance.
        Wishing you and your family wonderful Thanksgiving celebrations!!!

  4. Pure chocolate decadence! I’ve never made Truffles because I always thought it difficult, but you made it look quite easy. I must give this a go and make some holiday truffles.

  5. Hi there…I love Chocolate truffles… By the way Deeksha I opened a fast food restaurant…do you mind if I use some of your recipes…I love your recipes,they aren’t too complex๐Ÿงก

    1. Hi Kevin, thank you so much.
      Food blog posts are available free of cost.We both don’t even stay in the same country.You could have used my recipes without worrying about anything. But still you preferred to ask…
      Lots of respect for you!!! I really appreciate the efforts of entrepreneurship.Wishing you all the very best for wonderful success of your restaurant.
      A small request, I would be curious to know if any of my recipe becomes popular in your restaurant !!

      1. Thanks Deeksha… sure, I’ll be updating you…I’m sure people will like them..oh,I’ll be asking hints whenever I’m stuck too…

  6. I have made similar truffles before and they are divine. I might make them again for Christmas this year. I also used muffin liners, the mini ones. I love how you decorated your truffles. ๐Ÿ˜โค

    1. Hilary, thank you so much for visiting the blog and appreciating the post๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
      Mini muffin liners would be perfect for these truffles also, but mine stock got over so used next size.I believe truffles are best for Christmas and birthday party gifts!!

  7. Holiday season, chocolate season!
    I have been having a lot of chocolate truffles lately because of the Thanksgiving in the States. My students got me a lot! They are the best, cute things in the time of the year.

    1. Your students would be celebrating with you wonderful Thanksgiving day! You must be loaded with lots of love, respect and gratitude by them in form of warm wishes and sweet treats!! Enjoy your day and wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving day with lots of love and hugs dear friend ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿค—

      1. Thank you very much, Deeksha! I did eat a lot yesterday! ^o^
        hugs and love a lot to you, dear friend. Have a wonderful weekend with family!

  8. Barely did I swirl an orange truffle choco in my mouth….. Your post popped ๐Ÿ˜ how I love them …… Have a sweet week ahead Deeksha โœจ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿง๐Ÿฎ

    1. What a wonderful coincidence!!
      Chocolate and orange is magical combo of flavours.I hope you are enjoying wonderful Thanksgiving day with your loved ones ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿง๐Ÿปโœจ

    1. Thank you so much ๐Ÿ˜Š
      You are most welcome Chiru and you know actually your shifting would be a good help in finishing cooked or baked goodies faster and I will be ready with next recipe!!!

      1. Aha if I am there there wonโ€™t be a single piece available for others ๐Ÿ˜…
        I ll be waiting for ur next recipe..

    1. Thanks a lot Kamal ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
      I believe love for chocolate is universal and these bite-sized flavoured ones are best to welcome guests and as a gift option also.

    1. Tanja, thank you so much ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿ˜Š
      The best part is that we don’t need to add white sugar here… so along with guests we can give ourselves also a treat๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

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