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Chocolate Truffles Recipe

Chocolate Truffles Recipe

We decided to stay home for the holidays this year. We will miss our family and friends, but it is kind of nice not having to travel. This week should be nice and relaxing for us. I still can’t believe Christmas is on Friday. I am ready though, bring on Santa:)

I am pretty sugared out from all of my baking this month, but if you are still going strong and have room for one more treat-make chocolate truffles. They might sound elaborate and hard to make, but they are super easy and everyone loves them. You can’t really go wrong with chocolate and cream:)

I rolled the truffles in toasted coconut, cocoa powder, and chopped up toffee. I highly suggest you use a top quality chocolate. I used Scharffen Berger 70% bittersweet dark chocolate. The quality of ingredients you use will determine how good the truffles are, so make sure you splurge and buy the best.

Chocolate truffles are very decadent-perfect for gift giving or any holiday party.

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Chocolate Truffles

Ingredients:

8 ounces good chocolate, chopped into small pieces- (I used 70% Bittersweet Chocolate)
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Toasted coconut
Cocoa powder
Toffee, chopped into small pieces

Directions:

1. In a small saucepan heat the heavy cream until it simmers. Do this over medium heat so you don't burn the cream.

2. Put the chopped chocolate in a medium bowl. When the cream is hot, pour it over the chocolate. Add the vanilla. Let the cream melt the chocolate for a few minutes and then stir until smooth. It will be messy at first, but don't worry-it will turn silky smooth.

3. Cool the chocolate for at least 2 hours. After the chocolate has cooled, roll the chocolate into small balls. If the chocolate is too cold, let it sit on the counter until you can roll it into small balls. Place the balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. When all of the chocolate truffles are rolled into balls, put them back in the fridge-for a couple hours or overnight.

4. Prepare the toppings you wish to use and roll the truffles in the toppings. I used toasted coconut, cocoa powder, and chopped up toffee. Serve or keep in the fridge until ready to eat.

If you like these truffles, you might also like:

Oreo Truffles from Two Peas and Their Pod
Hazelnut Truffles from the Smitten Kitchen
Mocha Truffles from Use Real Butter

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37 Responses to “Chocolate Truffles Recipe”

  1. 1
    Erica — December 21, 2009 @ 6:03 am

    They’re so beautiful. A perfect gift for sure. We’re staying in SC for Christmas too and I am so excited! My parents only live an hour away, so the travel will be nice and easy (hoooray!)

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    adelewayah — December 21, 2009 @ 6:54 am

    We made truffles just a few days ago, and the were amazing. They didn’t last long enough to be anyones gift tho ;) We also coated ours in a layer of straight melted chocolate before rolling them in the cocoa/nuts, which then gives them a crunchy outer shell. Have a safe and blessed Christmas… I am jealous that you don’t have to travel!

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    Jessica @ How Sweet It Is — December 21, 2009 @ 7:11 am

    Truffles are one of my favorites!

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    Elle — December 21, 2009 @ 7:14 am

    They look perfect! And addictive. ;)

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    Shannon — December 21, 2009 @ 7:14 am

    i think i am sugared out, but these would make for a great hostess gift!!

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    Lynn — December 21, 2009 @ 7:33 am

    I think I’ve joined you at sugared out, so I’ll have to bookmark these to make at a later date.

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    Katie @ goodLife {eats} — December 21, 2009 @ 7:47 am

    Those look great! Love the pretty red box they are in too!

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    Tiffany — December 21, 2009 @ 8:01 am

    Those look so yummy. I made truffles last week too! Have a good Christmas!

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    Barabara Bakes — December 21, 2009 @ 8:43 am

    I didn’t know truffles were so easy! They look so festive in the beautiful red box!

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    Rosa — December 21, 2009 @ 8:57 am

    Gorgeous cookies!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    Gaby — December 21, 2009 @ 9:27 am

    looks fab! what a great gift!

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    Jennifer @ maple n cornbread — December 21, 2009 @ 10:10 am

    I love truffles! So simple yet so elegant and rich!

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    Katerina — December 21, 2009 @ 10:44 am

    Beautiful picture of the truffles, I love that you used coconut!

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    stephchows — December 21, 2009 @ 10:58 am

    OOO to not travel would be lovely! These look delicious :)

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    Michelle — December 21, 2009 @ 11:17 am

    Your truffles sound so good. Love anything toffee!

    I love making candy and it’s so easy! But I am on sugar over load until tomorrow!

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    Bridgett — December 21, 2009 @ 11:34 am

    I am with you…I am pretty sugared out as well but these would make anyone reconsider. Yum!

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    Blond Duck — December 21, 2009 @ 11:36 am

    Have a merry Christmas!

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    Margaret — December 21, 2009 @ 11:43 am

    Yep!! Thats the recipe I use, too. Try rolling some in crushed reeces pieces or M&Ms. Very colorful.

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    Wendy — December 21, 2009 @ 12:13 pm

    Those truffles look gorgeous!
    And I agree, not traveling for the holidays is great!

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    Barbara — December 21, 2009 @ 12:23 pm

    Lovely recipe and they look so festive in your red box!
    Lucky me, I’m not traveling, others are traveling to me!

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    Cookiepie — December 21, 2009 @ 2:24 pm

    Beautiful truffles!!

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    Double Dipped Life — December 21, 2009 @ 3:35 pm

    Maria, those look fabulous! I love truffles!

    Enjoy not traveling, and have a Merry Christmas!

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    grace — December 21, 2009 @ 4:11 pm

    me, sugared out? NEVER! in fact, even at this juncture in this season of treat-eating, i could put away a box full of toasted-coconut-covered chocolate truffles. scrumptious!

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    dawn — December 21, 2009 @ 4:38 pm

    oh how I love truffles! sugared out for me is impossible. these look so good!

  25. 25
    Krista — December 21, 2009 @ 4:45 pm

    Truffles are my favorite! I have to add these to my never-ending list of recipes I need to try from your blog :)

  26. 26
    VeggieGirl — December 21, 2009 @ 5:12 pm

    Ahhh when did you switch your blog location?!?!?! So sorry I’ve missed these posts :(

  27. 27
    Leslie K. — December 21, 2009 @ 7:04 pm

    LOOKING GREAT, GUYS!!! I am LOVING the new layout!

    xo from sf.

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    Nicole — December 21, 2009 @ 8:17 pm

    I couldn’t agree more. I wish we were not traveling. Ugh. Makes me anxious just thinking about holiday flights. Ugh, ugh, ugh.

    Those truffles look amazing! Truly, amazing!

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    Esi — December 21, 2009 @ 10:44 pm

    Wonderful gift idea!

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    Dana — December 21, 2009 @ 11:52 pm

    I can say no to so many sweets, but I don’t think I could turn these down! You are on a roll!

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    HoneyB — December 22, 2009 @ 7:27 am

    Maria I would be ever so happy to open a box and find homemade truffles! I really like the toasted coconut coated ones! :-)

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    Deborah — December 22, 2009 @ 10:56 am

    Your truffles are gorgeous!

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    Lori — December 22, 2009 @ 11:28 am

    I love truffles! These are such great ideas. I didn’t get around to making any this Christmas. Maybe Valentines day. :)

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    The Healthy Apple — December 25, 2009 @ 11:12 am

    I love truffles..these look beautiful; I wish I made the toasted coconut ones because they look divine! Happy Holidays.

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