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Small Batch Chocolate Truffles

Only 4 ingredients needed to make rich chocolate truffles that are a chocolate lovers' dream. Easy recipe yields 3-4 amazing truffles!

Four chocolate truffles coated in cocoa powder on a plate

Chocolate truffles are small, bite sized chocolate candies made from a ganache - basically a mixture of chocolate and warm cream. When the chocolate and cream cools, it becomes firm and can easily be rolled into balls and then coated with cocoa powder, chopped nuts, or melted chocolate.

Why I Love This Recipe

Chocolate truffles are an elegant looking treat. The beautiful exteriors are lightly dusted with cocoa powder and the insides consist of a creamy, melt-in-your-mouth, glorious bite of chocolate.

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There's something about truffles that makes a person believe they took hours to make, but making truffles is so simple.

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Ingredient Notes

For this small batch truffles recipe, you will need:

  • 3-ounces of dark chocolate: Use good chocolate found in the baking aisle of your grocery store. Do not use chocolate chips because they will not melt well.
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream: Use either heavy cream or heavy whipping cream. Do not use half & half or other milks because the truffles will not set up properly.
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder, for dusting: This ingredient is optional. It is used to coat the truffles.
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar, for dusting: Since the cocoa powder is not sweet, sugar is mixed in to provide a wonderful sweet flavor to the coating.

Expert Tips

  • Most often I will use 85% dark chocolate because it's my favorite. This type of chocolate is only slightly sweet. If you prefer a sweeter chocolate, I would suggest using a chocolate with a lesser percentage of cocoa and/or roll your chocolate truffles in a mixture of sugar (or Swerve sweetener), and cocoa powder.
  • Use good chocolate in this recipe and avoid using chocolate chips which will not melt into the right consistency for truffles.
  • Finely chop the chocolate, this will help the chocolate melt quicker and more evenly.
  • Use heavy cream or heavy whipping cream. Do not use half and half or other lower fat milks.

How To Make This Recipe

  1. Chop the chocolate into small pieces and put into a microwave safe dish. Add the cream to the bowl and microwave for 30 seconds, if the chocolate has not melted, microwave 10 seconds more.
  2. Remove the bowl from the microwave and let sit for 1 minute, then gently whisk until the melted chocolate is combined with the heavy cream. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. With a 1-tablespoon cookie scoop or a spoon, scoop three to four even portions from the truffle mixture and place them on a plate. Roll the truffles into balls, then roll in plain cocoa powder or a cocoa powder/sugar combination.

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Four chocolate truffles coated in cocoa powder and one has a bite taken from it all on a plate

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do You Store Chocolate Truffles?

Store chocolate truffles in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Bring them to room temperature before serving.

Can You Freeze Truffles?

For longer storage, freeze up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator, then bring to room temperature, if desired, before enjoying.

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Small Batch Chocolate Truffles

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Refrigerate: 12 hours
Total Time: 12 hours 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keywords: chocolate, chocolate truffles
Servings: 4 truffles
Calories: 30kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 1 3-ounce bar dark chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream

FOR THE TOPPING

  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar , or use a sugar substitute such as Swerve (optional)

Instructions

  • Chop the chocolate bar into small pieces and put into a microwave safe dish. Add the heavy cream to the bowl and microwave for 30-50 seconds, depending on your microwave. Remove the bowl from the microwave and let sit for 1 minute, then gently whisk until the chocolate is combined with the heavy cream. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • With a spoon, scoop 4-5 even portions from the truffle mixture and set on a plate. Roll each portion into a ball, then roll in cocoa powder or cocoa powder/sugar mixture.
  • Store in refrigerator.

Notes

Expert Tips
  • Most often I will use 85% dark chocolate because it's my favorite. This type of chocolate is only slightly sweet. If you prefer a sweeter chocolate, I would suggest using a chocolate with a lesser percentage of cocoa and/or roll your chocolate truffles in a mixture of sugar (or Swerve sweetener), and cocoa powder.
  • Use good chocolate in this recipe and avoid using chocolate chips which will not melt into the right consistency for truffles.
  • Finely chop the chocolate, this will help the chocolate melt quicker and more evenly.
  • Use heavy cream or heavy whipping cream. Do not use half and half or other lower fat milks.

Nutrition

Serving: 1truffle | Calories: 30kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 3mg | Vitamin A: 110IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.1mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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