Truffles

Homemade rich chocolate truffles, perfect for a sweet treat!
chocolate truffles

Homemade chocolate truffles. Rich chocolate truffles rolled in toppings of your choice. The perfect chocolate treat which is self-paired due to the ingredients used and no extra added sugars.

This recipe can be made vegan by substituting the double cream with tinned coconut milk and the salted butter with coconut oil and a pinch of salt.

The truffle recipe itself is gluten free and nut free, however some of the truffles in my images below have been finished in chopped hazelnuts and chopped roasted pistachios. I also used desiccated coconut, cocoa powder, freeze dried raspberries and edible glitter for mine shown below.

These decadent chocolate truffles work well with different flavours such as orange, coffee, or mint too!

chocolate truffles

Truffles

Homemade rich chocolate truffles, perfect for a sweet treat!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
cooling time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine: French
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: chocolate, sweets, treats
Free or Membership Recipe: Free Recipe
Nut Free Recipe: Contains Nuts, Nut Free
Servings: 20 truffles
Calories: 100kcal
Author: Jo Paterson

Ingredients

  • 200 grams 70% dark chocolate finely chopped
  • 200 ml double cream (or tinned coconut milk)
  • 1 tbsp salted butter (or coconut oil & pinch salt)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • toppings of choice

Instructions

  • Finely chop the dark chocolate into small pieces, place in a bowl and set aside
  • Add the cream & butter (or shaken tinned coconut milk, coconut oil & salt) to a saucepan and bring to a simmer to melt the butter/oil. Then pour over the chocolate pieces, cover with some clingfilm or parchment paper for a couple of minutes to help melt the chocolate and then stir with a spatula until smooth
  • Add the vanilla extract and any other flavourings such as orange zest & juice at this point, stir well and then refrigerate for 1-2 hours (or overnight) until set
  • Prepare your toppings by chopping nuts, toasting in the oven lightly if you wish, or grinding down things you would like powdered and place inside individual bowls
  • *Note: this part can get quite messy, so you may want to wear food-safe gloves at this point! Using a melon baller or teaspoon, take a scoop of the set chocolate ganache and roll between your hands to create a ball. Place the ball onto a plate/tray and repeat with the rest of the mixture
  • Place the plate/tray back into the fridge if you feel the truffles are too soft and melting too quickly and this will help to firm them up again. You can then re-roll them quickly once they come out of the fridge
  • Put each truffle into the toppings and roll them around to coat them. Once fully coated place back on a plate/tray and repeat with each one. Once they are all fully coated place the truffles into the fridge to firm up
  • The truffles will last approx. 3 days in the fridge

Notes

The nutritional info. below is based per truffle when using 70% dark chocolate, double cream and salted butter. It does not include any nutritional info. for the toppings the truffles are rolled in to finish.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | of which saturates: 5g | Fibre: 1g | of which sugars: 2g
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