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Homemade Chocolate Truffles

You won’t believe how easy it is to make homemade chocolate truffles. Completely smooth and undeniably delicious, you’re in for a treat!

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A plate of homemade chocolate truffles with different coatings.

Chocolate lovers rejoice with this Chocolate Truffles Recipe

Making chocolate truffles from home has never been easier! This recipe is every bit as decadent and delicious as the kind you’d find in a specialty store for a fraction of the price. And spoiler alert – they’re actually freaking easy to make. So if you’ve got a sweet tooth for chocolate, give this chocolate truffles recipe a try. I promise you’ll never look back!

What is a Chocolate Truffle?

A chocolate truffle is a velvety ganache-type chocolate coated made from combining chocolate with heavy cream prior to being coated in cocoa powder, powdered sugar or sprinkles.

Why are Chocolate Truffles called truffles?

Chocolate truffles are called truffles because of the resemblance the smooth chocolate has to the dark mushroom by the same name. But don’t worry – they taste nothing like each other.

Why you’ll love this Chocolate Truffle Recipe

This homemade chocolate truffle recipe is SO EASY. You can literally make them in minutes from home and the results are going to astound you. All you need is a microwave safe bowl and a microwave to get started – seriously, it’s that easy. This recipe will walk you through the simple steps to make your own truffles. But fair warning: once you start making them, you’re never going stop.

Chocolate truffle balls being rolled into shape.

Chocolate Truffle Ingredients

  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Chopped chocolate (milk, or dark) – Please choose a high quality chocolate, it will make a huge difference! 
  • Sprinkles, powdered sugar, cocoa powder for topping
Chocolate truffle recipe covered in powered sugar, sprinkles or cocoa powder.

How to make Chocolate Truffle Balls

  1. In a microwave safe bowl, measure out the heavy whipping cream.
  2. Microwave for 30 seconds- 1 minute, until the heavy cream is boiling.
  3. Add the chopped chocolate to the heavy whipping cream, pressing the chocolate into the heavy cream so all of the chocolate is covered.
  4. Allow the chocolate to sit in the hot heavy cream for 5 minutes.
  5. Slowly fold the chocolate into the whipping cream until completely combined.
  6. Place the mixture into the fridge until it is completely set.
  7. Once completely set, scoop and portion out the truffle mixture with a cookie scoop into about 2 tbsp portions and place on a silicone or parchment lined cookie sheet.
  8. Return to the fridge to chill for 30 minutes.
  9. While the truffles are in the fridge, prepare your cocoa powder, powdered sugar or sprinkles by pouring them into a small bowl for dipping.
  10. Once the truffles have chilled, roll them into smooth balls.
  11. Once rolled, immediately dip into your desired topping to cover evenly.
  12. Store your chocolate truffles in the fridge for up to 1 week- enjoy!
A homemade chocolate truffle being rolled in cocoa powder.

What kind of chocolate is best for truffles?

Choose a high quality chocolate as your base for these homemade chocolate truffles! It doesn’t matter if you use dark or milk, either will work!

Homemade Chocolate Truffles variations

The best part about making these at home is that you can completely customize it to your tastes! You can top these with cocoa powder, powdered sugar, sprinkles, chopped nuts, shredded coconut – anything you’d like!

How to store Chocolate Truffle Balls

Store your truffles in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

How long do Homemade Chocolate Truffles last?

These will last in the fridge for up to 1 week!

A plate of multi-colored chocolate truffles. One has a bite out of it.

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A plate of multi-colored chocolate truffles. One has a bite out of it.

Chocolate Truffle Balls

You won’t believe how easy it is to make homemade chocolate truffles. Completely smooth and undeniably delicious, you’re in for a treat!
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Servings: 24 truffles
Calories: 17kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 (4 oz) bars chopped chocolate (milk or dark)
  • sprinkles, powdered sugar, cocoa powder for topping

Instructions

  • In a microwave safe bowl, measure out the heavy whipping cream.
  • Microwave for 30 seconds- 1 minute, until the heavy cream is boiling.
  • Add the chopped chocolate to the heavy whipping cream, pressing the chocolate into the heavy cream so all of the chocolate is covered.
  • Allow the chocolate to sit in the hot heavy cream for 5 minutes.
  • Slowly fold the chocolate into the whipping cream until completely combined.
  • Place the mixture into the fridge until it is completely set.
  • Once completely set, scoop and portion out the truffle mixture with a cookie scoop into about 2 tbsp portions and place on a silicone or parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Return to the fridge to chill for 30 minutes.
  • While the truffles are in the fridge, prepare your cocoa powder, powdered sugar or sprinkles by pouring them into a small bowl for dipping.
  • Once the truffles have chilled, roll them into smooth balls.
  • Once rolled, immediately dip into your desired topping to cover evenly.
  • Store your chocolate truffles in the fridge for up to 1 week- enjoy!
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Nutrition

Calories: 17kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.1g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 5mg | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 73IU | Vitamin C: 0.03mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.01mg

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