Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Truffles

I want to show you today a chocolate truffle recipe - I would even say it's the easiest homemade candy recipe. It tastes nothing like the store-bought one and you have control over the taste and the ingredients.

You can improvise flavoured chocolate truffles, filled with anything, with or without glaze, or just dusted with cocoa/coconut/walnuts. I also like them low carb, so I use 90% cocoa chocolate and stevia as a sweetener, for a better taste and a low carb content. Note that this version requires more cream than what I wrote in the recipe.

In any case, I warmly recommend this recipe and you must use chocolate that you like, do not use chocolate you haven't tested yet. It should be 60-70% cocoa for the best texture, but you can adjust this along the way. Just the other days I made truffles with dried orange peel and crushed walnuts from the low carb granola. It was absolutely crazy!

Ingredients

Dark chocolate
250 g
minimum 60-70% cocoa
Heavy cream (32% fat)
100 ml
if you are using chocolate with more than 80% cocoa content, double the amount of cream
Butter
20 g
Vanilla Extract
1 tsp
or other flavours you like
Cacao powder
3 tbsp
to garnish, you can use coconut flakes, small bits of walnuts etc.

Step by step

1

In a small saucepan, combine cream, butter and, optionally, 2 tbsp sweetener or powdered sugar (I only use this for chocolate with over 80% cocoa).

Place over heat, stir frequently until it comes to a boil.

2

Tear the chocolate into small bits and place in a bowl, then pour over the hot cream and melted butter mixture.

3

Let stand for 5-10 minutes until chocolate softens and melts.

4

Then whisk until smooth and uniform.

Optionally, you can add here a bit of vanilla extract, dried orange/ lemon peel, chopped walnuts etc.

5

Cover the bowl with a lid or cling film and refrigerate for 3-4 hours, or even more.

6

When the chocolate paste is hard enough, you can start shaping the truffles. You can use 2 tsp to spoon it with, then shape it like play-doh.

7

Form small uniform balls.

8

You can coat them in cocoa powder, the classical way, but they can be extremely good with crushed walnuts or coconut flakes.

9

After shaping, refrigerate the truffles for a few hours, then you can savour them. 

You can keep them in the fridge for a long time in an airtight container and enjoy them with the whole family.

Enjoy!

Quantity: 400 g
Prep time: 240 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 30 min
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