Chocolate Truffles


Chocolate truffles dusted in cocoa power

Photo Credit
The Editors
about 6 dozen truffles
Preparation Method
Print Friendly and PDF

Treat someone (or yourself) with these luscious chocolate truffles. No need to pick up fancy pre-boxed candy. These truffles are easy to make, melt-in-the-mouth delicious, and homemade!

1 pound dark or semisweet chocolate (or a combination), finely chopped
1-2/3 cups heavy cream
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
1 cup (approx.) unsweetened cocoa powder

Place chocolate in a medium-size bowl. In a small saucepan, over medium-high heat, bring cream to a simmer; pour hot cream over chocolate. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let stand 10 minutes. Uncover and whisk chocolate mixture until smooth. Whisk in vanilla and salt. Pour into a pie plate and let cool 10-15 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until completely set, about 3 hours.

Place cocoa powder into a second pie plate. Using a melon baller or 1-inch ice-cream scoop, scoop out some chocolate mixture and roll into a ball. Roll in cocoa powder to cover; then place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining chocolate. Gently pinch the tops for interest. Refrigerate until set, about 15 minutes.

About The Author

The Almanac Chefs

We love introducing fun new recipes as well as time-tested recipes, straight from the archives! Read More from The Almanac Chefs