These Homemade Chocolate Truffles are super easy to make! You can make any combination flavour that you like, make them alcoholic or child friendly, coat them in cocoa or chocolate. The possibilities are endless!
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Makes (approx) 50 truffles (depending on size)
280g good quality dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids)
284ml double cream
50g unsalted butter
Flavourings and Coatings to suit
What You’ll Need:
Optional – melon baller
Chop the chocolate and put it in to a large bowl.
Put the cream and butter into a saucepan and heat gently until the butter melts and the cream reaches simmering point. Remove from the heat and pour over the chocolate.
Stir the chocolate and cream together until you get a smooth mixture.
If making flavoured truffles then add any flavourings to the truffle mix at this stage (I split my truffle mix in to 4 separate bowls and then added my different flavourings).
Leave the truffles and then chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
To shape the truffles, you can either use a melon baller to scoop up balls of mixture OR you can lightly grease your hands in flavourless oil, and using a spoon, scoop up some mixture and roll it between your palms to make a ball shape (they do not come out perfect using this method, but I think it adds to the homemade value!). Put the truffle balls on to greaseproof paper. TIP: dip the melon baller or spoon in to a cup of boiled water before scooping the mixture. It makes scooping a lot easier!
Coat your truffles immediately after scooping. Tip your toppings in to a bowl and gently roll until evenly coated and then chill on greaseproof paper. If coating in chocolate, melt 100g of your desired chocolate (milk, dark or white) per 10 truffles. Allow the chocolate to cool slightly, then with either a fork or a cocktail stick, coat the truffle all over. Pop on greaseproof paper and set in the fridge.
Store in an air tight container.
These truffles make amazing gifts! Pop the truffles in some little candy cases and pop in to a baton box and tie with ribbon or string. You can box the truffles up straight away, then just store in the fridge until ready to give as gifts.