Whip up candy-counter quality chocolate truffles at home in no time! Made with just three ingredients – chocolate, heavy cream, and vanilla. Roll them in sprinkles, crushed nuts, or dip and drizzle with chocolate! This is a chocolate lover’s dream – and they make great gifts!
Valentine’s Day is the ultimate chocolate holiday and I love every type of chocolate – white, dark, milk, semi-sweet – I love it all! You know what else I love? Chocolate truffles.
You know – the fancy kind that you buy from a candy counter. They’re rich, silky, and usually dipped in one kind of chocolate and drizzled with another. It’s a splurge-worthy kind of treat, but here’s a secret: You can make candy-counter level chocolate truffles at home and it’s simpler than you think.
How to Make Homemade Chocolate Truffles:
It’s so easy! Finely chop your chocolate – you can use dark, milk, or semi-sweet. I used semi sweet here! Heat heavy cream to a simmer then pour it over the top of the chocolate. Let sit, then stir – you’ll have a silky smooth ganache!
Let it chill in the fridge until set – this waiting is actually the only hard part about this recipe, heh!
Once the chocolate has chilled in the fridge and is solid, scoop it into tablespoon sized balls and roll them up! They may need a bit more chill time for you to easily be able to roll them into balls.
Now for the fun part! Roll them in crushed nuts, sprinkles, or cocoa powder – or, my personal favorite, dip them in more chocolate!
These sweet treats are rich, decadent, creamy, silky, luscious, and pretty much every other adjective you can think of when it comes to describing the perfect chocolate truffle. I can’t emphasize enough how incredible the texture of these is!
One of the best parts about this easy truffle recipe is that it’s completely customizable to your taste. Use dark, milk, or semi-sweet chocolate! Dip them in sprinkles! Roll them in cocoa powder! Hate nuts? Skip them! Dunk them in even more chocolate and drizzle a different type of chocolate on top!
It’s a choose-your-own-chocolate-adventure situation that everyone will love! Make chocolate truffles for date night, as a fun family project, or to gift to friends/teachers/neighbors/co-workers. It will be love at first bite. Prepare to be asked, “What French chocolate shop did you buy these from?”
Once you admit that you made these heavenly chocolate truffles yourself, you’ll come to be known as the neighborhood Martha Stewart. Wear that chocolate crown proudly.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Note: I was compensated to develop + photograph this recipe for LuLu’s but this blog post is not sponsored by them.
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