Deeply indulgent, my Best Dark Chocolate Truffles Recipe makes the very best homemade gift. Gourmet flavors in a super easy recipe, you may want to keep them all for yourself!
I realize I should make something savory for you. I promise I don’t just make desserts. But desserts are more fun to make, more fun to eat and they photograph a lot easier than brown rice with brown gravy.
Let’s just go with desserts once or twice… or a dozen more times for the holidays, k?
Truffles are elegant for gift-giving. My Best Dark Chocolate Truffles Recipe has only 3 ingredients plus whatever you decide to top them with. I like to chill the mixture in the refrigerator a few hours, this way you get a smooth, firm ball to dip in the chocolate.
It’s easier if you use a small spring-release scoop or melon baller and scoop small balls. Then simply roll in your choice of coating: chocolate (white or dark), coconut, chopped nuts, toffee, peppermint, sprinkles (ohhhh chocolate and sprinkles, swoon!) cocoa, or confectioners sugar. The possibilities are endless.
Best Dark Chocolate Truffles Recipe
- 16 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream no substitutions
- 12 ounces chocolate candy melts for coating
- Add chocolate chips to a medium size glass bowl.
- Heat heavy whipping cream in a sauce pan on medium-high heat until just before boiling.
- Immediately pour hot cream over chocolate chips. Stir until smooth.
- Chill in refrigerator a few hours or overnight.
- When chocolate is firm. Scoop out using a small scoop into balls. At this point, if balls are firm you can dip in melted candy melts. If they're not firm, chill on a sheet tray a couple of hours until they firm up.
- Melts chocolate and dip balls. Place on waxed paper to set. Immediately after dipping, sprinkle on topping of your choice. Nuts, coconut, sprinkles, chocolate shavings, crushed candy, peppermint, etc.
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