Make Your Own Chocolate Truffles

chocolate truffles
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Indulge in the decadent world of homemade confections with this irresistible recipe for crafting your own chocolate truffles. These handcrafted treats are sure to delight the senses and impress even the most discerning chocolate aficionados. Here’s a recipe for them.


  • 200g dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • Cocoa powder, crushed nuts, shredded coconut, or powdered sugar (for coating)


  1. Place the finely chopped dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl. In a small saucepan, heat the heavy cream over medium heat until it just begins to simmer.
  2. Pour the hot cream over the chopped chocolate and let it sit undisturbed for 2-3 minutes to allow the chocolate to melt.
  3. Gently stir the chocolate and cream together until smooth and well combined. If needed, add the unsalted butter to enhance the richness of the ganache.
  4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate the ganache for 1-2 hours, or until firm enough to handle. Once the ganache has chilled, use a teaspoon or melon baller to scoop out small portions of the mixture.
  5. Roll each portion between your palms to form smooth balls, then place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. If desired, roll the truffles in cocoa powder, crushed nuts, shredded coconut, or powdered sugar to coat.
  6. Once all the truffles are coated, return them to the refrigerator for another 15-20 minutes to firm up.