Truffles are definitely at the top of my holiday baking list. I have such fond memories as a child of my mother and aunts making delicious truffles for our family parties.
Over the years I have tried several recipes but found that a lot of them yielded a mixture that was incredibly soft and very hard to roll into balls without it completely melting in my hands. It was for that reason that I played with ingredients and amounts to find the perfect consistency for me.
This year I left these suckers to the end because I knew I was going to have to play around with them and sure enough after hours of setting in the fridge my mixture was still too soft so I had to reheat my mixture and add in more chocolate then reset it. Finally this morning it is the perfect consistency for rolling!
Rich Chocolate Truffles
Create a variety of deliciously rich chocolate truffles with this base recipe. Feel free to add in flavours or use different toppings to roll them in!Print
- 700 grams of chocolate – I used a combination of dark, semi-sweet, and milk chocolate
- 1 2/3 cups of heavy cream (whipping cream)
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- You can use almost anything to roll your truffles in like coconut, toffee bits, sprinkles, crushed nuts, cocoa, icing sugar etc – BE CREATIVE!
- In a medium bowl break up your chocolate into small pieces and set aside.
- In a small pot over medium heat, heat your cream until it begins to simmer.
- Remove from heat and pour over your chocolate. Cover your bowl with plastic wrap and let it stand for about 10 minutes.
- Uncover your bowl and whisk your chocolate mixture until it is smooth then mix in your vanilla.
- Pour your mixture into a 9×9 glass pan and let cool for 20 minutes on your counter.
- Once cooled cover with plastic wrap and set in the fridge to set for at least 4 hours. I prefer to leave mine overnight.
- Once your truffle mixture has completely set using a 1 inch scoop or small spoon scoop out your mixture and roll into balls.
- Once you have rolled your ball immediately roll it in your desired topping. I normally have all my toppings in small bowls or on small plates like an assembly line making it easy to roll.
If you find your mixture is too soft you can melt down, over a double broiler, your truffle mixture and once melted down add in another 100 grams of dark chocolate and then return to step 5.
Keep your truffles in a container in your fridge until you are ready to plate to serve.