Simple Chocolate Truffles You Can’t Pass Up!

Give me chocolate…all types of chocolate! These rich and creamy dark chocolate truffles are no exception.

Super creamy dark chocolate truffles. Tons of options to coat these bites of chocolate heaven! Recipe at http://www.fearlessdining.com

I couldn’t decide how to top these homemade truffles, so I used three different toppings. Cocoa powder, coconut, and chopped nuts. (We used both almonds and hazelnuts.)

Our family went on a hike in downtown Los Gatos last weekend. Los Gatos is a quaint town that borders the Santa Cruz mountains on one side and San Jose on the other side. After our hike we stopped in our favorite book store, Village House of Books. We love locally owned bookstores because they get a better local selection of books.

My latest find is a chocolate cookbook by Alice Medrich titled, “Seriously Bitter Sweet. The Ultimate Dessert Makers Guide to Chocolate.”Β  (I hope you can find it locally, but if you can’t you can try at that link.) This is NOT a gluten free cookbook. Many recipes are gluten free, others I am going to attempt to make gluten free versions for my family.

The author, Alice, goes into so much depth, as only a professional chocolaterie could. She not only talks about all types of chocolate, she also develops incredible recipes around the many types of chocolate. The book’s photographs are drool worthy and I look forward to the challenge of trying to convert some of these incredible recipes into gluten free so my family can enjoy these desserts.

This is pure treasure to any chocoholic!! The truffle recipe caught my eye because I wanted to try an easy recipe for my first try at making chocolate candies.

Super creamy dark chocolate truffles. Tons of options to coat these bites of chocolate heaven! Recipe at http://www.fearlessdining.com

These rich chocolaty truffles are so creamy smooth inside, they truly melt in your mouth. They taste just as good as any fancy store bought truffle!

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My son helped me make these, mostly because he is my partner in crime when it comes to all things sweet. We often create hidey holes and stashes of sweets around the house…just for the two of us. It started out as a sweet bonding moment, only to be continued over the years. We never snitch on each other…nor do we share hidden sweets locations :-).

Super creamy dark chocolate truffles. Tons of options to coat these bites of chocolate heaven! Recipe at http://www.fearlessdining.com

Making these truffles only takes a few simple steps.

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Melting the chocolate. I placed this metal bowl of chocolate in a pan of boiling water to melt the chocolate.

chocolate in immersion blender http://fearlessdining.com

Love, love, love my Cuisinart Immersion Blender. I even used it’s grinder attachment to chop the nuts that we rolled some of the truffles in.

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Tools You Need To Make This Recipe:

  1. Cuisinart Immersion Blender. As I mention above, this is awesome. It also has several attachments so you can grind nuts and veggies, whisk up whipped cream, etc!
  2. Double boiler. I will say I don’t have one of these, but it is on my list to buy. I put a smaller pot into a larger pot and boil water in the larger pot to melt my chocolate.

Dark Chocolate Truffles Three Ways

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 10 ounces dark chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier or brandy
  • nuts cocoa, coconut, etc for rolling.

Instructions

  1. In a double broiler, melt chocolate on low heat.
  2. Stir often.
  3. Line a pan with plastic wrap so it comes up on the sides as well.
  4. In a sauce pan, heat heavy cream to boiling.
  5. Remove from heat and add Grand Marnier.
  6. Cool chocolate to 115 to 125 degrees.
  7. Pour chocolate into cream and use an immersion blender to blend until velvety smooth.
  8. Pour chocolate mixture into pan, on top of plastic wrap.
  9. Allow to cool for 2 hours at room temperature.
  10. When cooled, fold plastic wrap on top and allow to sit overnight.
  11. (You can put it in the refrigerator, but you will need to take it out and allow it to be at room temperature again to roll it.)
  12. Use a small scoop or spoon to scoop out chocolate. Using a very gentle touch, roll softly between your hands to make a small ball.
  13. Roll the ball in cocoa, nuts, or coconut. (You can even dip it in chocolate shell if you would like a hard outside.)
  14. Store in the refrigerator.
  15. (* Please know the book goes into an enormous amount of detail to make these, and gives a lot of options. These directions are what I did to make my truffles.)

More Yummy Chocolate Recipe Ideas

Round out your menu with these ideas:

green salsa

Green Tomatillo Salsa

Stuffed Portobella Horiz

VegetarianStuffed Portobello Mushrooms

If you love chocolate, how about trying this chocolate, cherry, and macadamia nut bark recipe?

chocolate macadamia bark http://fearlessdining.com

(*This post was updated from a 7/15 post date with some newer pictures.)

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Comments

  1. These actually don’t look that difficult! This is a great recipe idea for desserts to bring over to a friends – I love the one w/ coconut!

  2. Chocolate truffles are my weakness. These dark chocolate truffles looks amazing and so delicious!! All three look gorgeous!! πŸ™‚

  3. I’ll take one of each. Yum!!!

  4. These look amazing! I love chocolate anything!

  5. I love the bonding, the hiding and the truffles!

  6. Yum, these look so good, I wish I had one right now to enjoy with my morning coffee!

  7. I would really like one of each right now.

  8. I love cocoa and my mother loves coconut..its easy and looks delicious πŸ™‚
    i look into that book u mentioned πŸ™‚

  9. I love the idea of you and your son hiding sweets around the house and keeping them a secret. I’ve been known to do that too! Your dark chocolate truffles look absolutely delicious – I love the variety of toppings. This would be a fun cooking project to work on with the kids!

  10. They look really good Sandi! It would be hard to pick a favorite, but I do love coconut so I’d have to go with that one πŸ™‚

  11. I’m soooooooooooo making these! And, yes, I love using my immersion blender too! πŸ˜‰

  12. I love truffles, didn’t realize they were so simple to make! Definitely giving these a try!

  13. These look sinfully good and pretty easy. Thanks for sharing – may just give them a try. They look like the perfect bite!

  14. Sandi, The recipe sounds so fun to cook with your kiddo. Thanks for sharing. – Sreelatha

  15. They look great and pretty straightforward to make

  16. Sandi these are delicious. You make it sound like something I could actually make.

  17. I love truffles Sandi and yours all look YUM! Pinned and shared!

  18. I love these truffles. Perfect for just grabbing one perfect bite of decadence.

  19. No more buying the Lindt truffles if I can make my own!! These look amazing!!

  20. These are lovely and would be a fantastic gift. I gotta share because I know that I could eat the whole batch all on my own πŸ™‚

  21. Truffles done three ways? What could be better than that? I love a good chocolate truffle and I think I could eat a dozen of these chocolates.

  22. How amazing do these look? And I see you share πŸ˜‰ I’ll be right there!!

  23. I am completely in love with each of your truffles Sandi…and I haven’t even tasted them yet! OMG, they look AMAZING!!

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