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.
- 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
- 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.
Have you tried this recipe?
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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!)
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!
Truffles are one of my favorites!
They look perfect! And addictive. 😉
i think i am sugared out, but these would make for a great hostess gift!!
I think I’ve joined you at sugared out, so I’ll have to bookmark these to make at a later date.
Those look great! Love the pretty red box they are in too!
Those look so yummy. I made truffles last week too! Have a good Christmas!
I didn’t know truffles were so easy! They look so festive in the beautiful red box!
looks fab! what a great gift!
I love truffles! So simple yet so elegant and rich!
Beautiful picture of the truffles, I love that you used coconut!
OOO to not travel would be lovely! These look delicious 🙂
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!
I am with you…I am pretty sugared out as well but these would make anyone reconsider. Yum!
Have a merry Christmas!
Yep!! Thats the recipe I use, too. Try rolling some in crushed reeces pieces or M&Ms. Very colorful.
Those truffles look gorgeous!
And I agree, not traveling for the holidays is great!
Lovely recipe and they look so festive in your red box!
Lucky me, I’m not traveling, others are traveling to me!
Maria, those look fabulous! I love truffles!
Enjoy not traveling, and have a Merry Christmas!
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!
oh how I love truffles! sugared out for me is impossible. these look so good!
Truffles are my favorite! I have to add these to my never-ending list of recipes I need to try from your blog 🙂
Ahhh when did you switch your blog location?!?!?! So sorry I’ve missed these posts 🙁
LOOKING GREAT, GUYS!!! I am LOVING the new layout!
xo from sf.
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!
Wonderful gift idea!
I can say no to so many sweets, but I don’t think I could turn these down! You are on a roll!
Maria I would be ever so happy to open a box and find homemade truffles! I really like the toasted coconut coated ones! 🙂
Your truffles are gorgeous!
I love truffles! These are such great ideas. I didn’t get around to making any this Christmas. Maybe Valentines day. 🙂
I love truffles..these look beautiful; I wish I made the toasted coconut ones because they look divine! Happy Holidays.