Treats For Chocoholics - Rich Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Truffles Recipe - Chocolate & More Delights

Chocolate truffles have a long and rich history. They are a delicious treat that has been around for centuries. Though the exact origin of the chocolate truffle is unknown, it is thought to have originated in France, where they were called "French truffles." The word "truffle" comes from the Latin word "trullus," which means "small, round thing". So these little balls of chocolate actually have a pretty appropriate name!

When you think of chocolate truffles, the most popular recipe that comes to mind is probably a boxed mix or something that’s commercially prepared. But have you ever tried making them at home? If not, now is the time to give it a try. This classic truffle recipe is incredibly easy to follow and yields a fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth truffle every time. Here are the steps that you need to take to create this decadent treat:


  • 100 g (3.52 oz) Dark Chocolate Couverture (70% Cocoa)
  • 50 ml (1.76 oz) Double Cream 35% Fat
  • 1 Vanilla Bean Pod
  • 25 g (0.88 oz) Dark Cocoa Powder for coating

Flavoring Tips: Instead of Vanilla you can also add 5 ml (1 tsp.) Lemon or Orange Extract to the cream. The flavor is more intense when the cream is infused overnight.


Chop couverture chocolate into fine pieces. Place chopped chocolate into a heatproof bowl or bain marie. Place bowl or bain marie over a saucepan of simmering water and slowly melt. Set aside for a couple minutes to cool down.

Pour the double cream into a sauce pan and warm it slightly. Scrape the vanilla bean pod and mix with cream. Stir cream into melted couverture and mix well. Let the ganache cool completely and chill for about 1 hour in the refrigerator until the chocolate mass is firm enough to shape.

Next comes the fun part: rolling them into balls. Scoop up about 1 tablespoon of the mixture at a time and roll it between your palms until it forms a ball shape. It should take about 20-30 seconds per ball before they start looking like truffles. When rolling truffles by hand it is recommended to use disposable gloves.

Alternatively, you can also pour the mixture into a dome shaped silicone mold or use two teaspoons to shape them into an oval piece approx. 4 cm long (11/2 inch) long.

If the chocolate ganache is to firm to work with, let it stand at room temperature for approx. 30 minutes to soften. Make 12 truffles out of the ganache and place them on a plate lined with parchment paper. Place them in the refrigerator for 1 hour to firm up.

Pour cocoa powder into a mixing bowl. Roll each truffle one by one in the cocoa powder until fully coated. Place the dusted truffles back on a plate and keep them in a cool place until they are served. The truffles can be stored in an airtight container for approx.. 1 week in the refrigerator. 

Chocolate truffles are a decadent and delicious way to end a meal. Moreover, they are also a great gift. And making them at home probably wasn’t as hard as you may have thought. If you're interested in learning more about our recipes, products or ordering something delicious for yourself or a friend, click here!

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