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Creamy, rich homemade chocolate ganache truffles are easy to make and perfect for gifts. They keep for several weeks frozen or refrigerated so perfect if you want to make up a batch for the Christmas holidays to give as gifts or if you're having friends over.

Easy Chocolate Truffles. Creamy, rich homemade chocolate truffles are easy to make and perfect for gifts.

Oh my goodness! These chocolate truffles are absolutely delicious! Once you start eating these little chocolate bites, you will find it hard to stop!

What Are Chocolate Truffles?

Chocolate truffles are small, bite-sized balls of cream and chocolate, and when melted, become a ganache. They're usually coated in a cocoa powder, or rolled in finely chopped nuts and often given as gifts over Easter, Christmas or Valentine's Day

How do I store chocolate truffles?

These will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, alternatively, they can be kept in the freezer.

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These truffles do need to be kept refrigerated or you can also freeze them without any risk of spoiling the quality. They will not go rock hard and take a matter of minutes to get to a temperature where it has defrosted, i.e as though they had been in the fridge. 

So if you wanted to make ahead, say for a wedding party or celebration, then you will be fine.

For this recipe, I've made it very easy and straightforward.

You do need to allow yourself some time because the chocolate needs to firm up in the fridge, preferably overnight, but if you're really pushed for time, a few hours in the freezer should do it. 

You can change the flavors and make a variety out of one batch, simply by dividing the mixture up before adding the flavors.

Easy Chocolate Truffles. Creamy, rich homemade chocolate truffles are easy to make and perfect for gifts.

In the recipe below, you'll see some handy tips on how to do this!

When I made these chocolate truffles, I split the batch in two and added some orange to one batch to make chocolate orange truffles, and added a splash of spiced rum in those ones!

These will also work nicely for the Easter holidays. Below, you can see a photo of some coconut and rum white chocolate truffles I made.

Coconut and Rum White Chocolate Truffles, luxuriously creamy and decadent, these are easy to make and perfect for gifts and parties!

These chocolate truffles are also a lovely idea if you're hosting a dinner party and want to serve some chocolates after dinner with a coffee. They're definitely luxurious and so creamy! When you bite into one, you get a very smooth, soft, and creamy chocolate ganache texture.

So let's get straight to the recipe and see how we make these easy chocolate truffles. Please enjoy!

Easy Chocolate Truffles. Creamy, rich homemade chocolate truffles are easy to make and perfect for gifts.

Prep Time

6 hours (includes chill time)

Cook Time

5 minutes

Makes

36

Ingredients

5 oz or 150 g Milk Chocolate
5 fl oz or 150 ml Thick Double / Heavy Cream
1 oz or 25 g Unsalted Butter
1 Tablespoon Greek Yogurt
4 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder

Instructions

1. Break up the chocolate and place in a food processor. Pulse until the chocolate resembles granules similar to sugar.


Tip: freeze the chocolate for an hour beforehand so it is easier to process.

If you don't have a processor, you will need to use a fine grater to grate the chocolate.

Chocolate Truffles, showing chocolate in processor

2. Place the cream and butter in a small saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer. Be careful NOT to boil.

How to make easy Chocolate Truffles

Once simmering, remove from the heat.

How to make easy Chocolate Truffles, melted cream and butter


3. With the processor on low speed, carefully add the cream mixture through the feeding tube of the processor, to the chocolate until everything is combined and the mixture is smooth.

ie. the chocolate should have melted from the hot cream mixture.

Chocolate Truffles in processor

4. Add the yogurt and blend again until combined.

Chocolate Truffles, adding yogurt

5. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and cover with parchment or clingfilm, and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.

If you want to pop in the freezer instead, you can do, just check after a few hours if the mixture is firm enough, by gently pressing in the center with your finger, it should feel a little like a firm sponge. (You need it firm enough to roll into balls).

If you want to make several different flavors or some with alcohol, divide the mixture into separate bowls before adding the alcohol and write on a piece of parchment what the mixture is so you don't get confused.

Here I made 4 different kinds out of one batch (*** the photos below show I have used white chocolate!)

How to make easy Chocolate Truffles, different flavors

6. To make the balls, add the cocoa powder to a small bowl, and when the mixture is firm enough, take a teaspoon and scoop out some of the chocolate ganache mixture and roll into a ball.

Place the ball in the cocoa powder and roll so it is covered.

Then transfer the ball into a Tupperware lined with parchment paper, or directly into a mini cupcake case. Continue to do this until all the mixture is used.

Place the truffles in the fridge or freezer until ready to eat.

TIP: if your hands are getting too hot when rolling, run them under cold water, dry off then continue.

These truffles will keep fresh in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, or you can freeze them.

You could serve these after dinner to your guests with a lovely Espresso Martini!

Easy Chocolate Truffles. Creamy, rich homemade chocolate truffles are easy to make and perfect for gifts.

We'd love to hear from you and what you thought of our Chocolate Truffles recipe. Did you make any changes or add some other goodies? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and happy cooking!

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Easy Chocolate Truffles. Creamy, rich homemade chocolate truffles are easy to make and perfect for gifts.

Easy Chocolate Truffles

Yield: 36
Prep Time: 1 day
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 day 5 minutes

Creamy, rich homemade chocolate truffles are easy to make and perfect for gifts.

Ingredients

  • 5 oz or 150 g Milk Chocolate
  • 5 fl oz or 150 ml Thick Double / Heavy Cream
  • 1 oz or 25 g Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Greek Yogurt
  • 4 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder

Instructions

    1. Break up the chocolate and place in a food processor. Pulse until the chocolate resembles granules similar to sugar.

    **Tip: freeze the chocolate for an hour beforehand so it is easier to process. If you don't have a processor, you will need to use a fine grater to grate the chocolate.

    2. Place the cream and butter in a small saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer. Be careful NOT to boil. Once simmering, remove from the heat.

    3. With the processor on low speed, carefully add the cream mixture through the feeding tube of the processor, to the chocolate until everything is combined and the mixture is smooth. ie. the chocolate should have melted from the hot cream mixture.

    4. Add the yogurt and blend again until combined. 

    5. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and cover with parchment or clingfilm, and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight. 

If you want to pop in the freezer instead, you can do, just check after a few hours if the mixture is firm enough, by gently pressing in the center with your finger, it should feel a little like a firm sponge. (You need it firm enough to roll into balls).

6. To make the balls, add the cocoa powder to a small bowl and stir until combined. 

When the chocolate mixture is firm enough, take a teaspoon and scoop out some of the chocolate ganache mixture and roll into a ball. Place the ball in the powdered mix and roll so it is covered.

7. Then transfer the ball into a Tupperware lined with parchment paper, or directly into a mini cupcake case. Continue to do this until all the mixture is used. Place the truffles in the fridge or freezer until ready to eat.

*TIP: if your hands are getting too hot when rolling, run them under cold water, dry off then continue.

These truffles will keep fresh in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, or you can freeze them.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 44Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

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