Chocolate Truffles Recipe

Chocolate Truffles


  • 250g good dark chocolate ( at least 70% cocoa) / broken into small pieces.

  • 250ml double cream

  • 50g unsalted butter / dice up and bring to room temperature (till it's soft, do not let it melt)

  • 1/4 heaped teaspoon of instant coffee granules

  • cocoa powder to dust

optional extras

In the picture you see above, I have added some chopped up hazelnut. You can of course add any kind of chopped up nuts that you fancy. How about try adding little bit of alcohol too?! like brandy!

How to make Chocolate Truffles

Do chocolate truffles really need introduction?! It's chocolate! It's good! Try it!

  1. Put the cream into a saucepan and bring it up to boiling point.

  2. Put the chocolate and coffee into a mixing bowl and slowly pour the boiling cream onto the mixture. Gently stir until all the chocolate has melted, then leave to cool for approx 2-3 min.

  3. Add the butter lumps and continue to stir gently. When you are done the ganache should have the consistency of mayonnaise and not have a oil slick floating on the surface.

  4. Let your mixture cool for at least 3 hours in the fridge, or best to leave over night in a cool airy room.

  5. Make sure your hands are cool, then spoon a little bit of the mixture into your hand and shape to desired size. Finally roll the chocolate balls in some cocoa powder and enjoy!

The truffles can be kept for up to two days if just dusted in cocoa powder. If you want it to last longer, you can dip the chocolate balls in liquid chocolate before finally dusting them with cocoa powder.

  • Lyntonpepper
    Lyntonpepper says

    oh my sweet lord.

  • celia
    celia says

    Oh no, those cute truffles are calling my name...

  • tommy
    tommy says

    I'd like to experiment with this recipe, I had black sesame truffles at Kee's in NY. Any tips?

  • dubow
    dubow says

    Sesame! that sounds wonderful! Yes, this is a recipe for basic chocolate truffles.. so all you foodies can experiment with extras. Just make sure you stir everything gently, and break the chocolate and butter into small pieces so they can melt easily. Have fun!

  • dubow
    dubow says

    Actually, thinking bout the sesame addition. Maybe you can omit the coffee?! So the mixture is not so 'dark', and won't over power the sesame?! I am just guessing here. hehe

  • tommy
    tommy says

    Thank you. I'll try it out and let you know. Excited!

  • wokkingmum
    wokkingmum says

    Yum! My favourite!!!

  • whatsound
    whatsound says

    I tried this out! Turned out Great! Added a bit of Kaluha :). Also coated it with other stuff like chopped almonds, coconut and short black coffee :P

  • worldpeas
    worldpeas says

    this is to die for. seriously. YUM.

  • kimmallari
    kimmallari says

    gimme gimme!

  • Steppy
    Steppy says

    just tried this.. i hope they look as good as in your pic! Didnt add nuts though cos I haven't got any, but added some Brandy! :-)

  • dubow
    dubow says

    :) I am sure they were perfect and delicious! not much can go wrong with chocolate. heh

  • Steppy
    Steppy says

    wow they actually turned out well!!! Pretty amazing for me!! lol. Thanks for the recipe! :-)

  • dericloh
    dericloh says

    lovely :) can imagine it melting in my mouth :)

  • jonmakesfood
    jonmakesfood says

    Ok, yeah, I want these.

  • extrarice
    extrarice says

    holy mother of sweets... ayos!

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