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Dark Chocolate Truffles

15 minutes

easy

28 pieces

Truffles are one of those decadent and irresistible desserts that are very hard to resist. These dark chocolate truffles are rich, creamy, chocolatey and very indulgent! Personally, I love a chocolatey dessert and these are perfect to keep around in the fridge, freezer or to even make them as a gift for someone. These truffles are super easy to make and are perfect for any occasion.

dark chocolate truffle pieces

Praline or Truffle?

I often hear these referred to as pralines or truffles, and I began to wonder what is the difference?

Turns out, the main ingredient for pralines are nuts.

Truffles on the other hand are mostly made using cream and chocolate. You can add a spin to truffles, but the main ingredients should always be the chocolate and the cream. From there you can go crazy, be creative, add flavours and toppings.

Dark chocolate truffles should be smooth, creamy, rich and decadent.

chocolate truffle piece

Homemade Truffles

Making your own dark chocolate truffles is super easy! Make these for a special occasion, during the festive season, holiday, or on those cozy nights when you want something sweet.

All you need to do is:

  • Pour hot, boiling heavy cream over finely chopped dark chocolate.
  • Leave this to sit for five minutes.
  • Give it a stir until creamy and smooth.
  • Place in the fridge & wait.
  • Form into balls and cover in your favourite toppings.

Truffle Toppings

Cocoa Powder is a classic! (my favourite)

Finely chopped nuts add extra taste and texture.

Sprinkles can add more colour.

Desiccated coconut is also delicious.

Dehydrated berries! You can use dry strawberries or raspberries. They add great flavour.

It is always nice to make yourself a decadent treat! These dark chocolate truffles are delicious. I usually prepare them for special or festive occasions. If you are looking for other chocolatey and decadent recipes you can check out the Chunky Chocolate Cookie Recipe I made here before.

Did You Make This Recipe?

If you give this recipe a go, let me know what you think! Leaving a comment or rating the recipe is super helpful. Feel free to take a picture and tag me over on Instagram @bitemykitchen___. I would love to see how these turn out for you.

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Ingredients:

Adjust Servings
300 ml heavy cream
310g 70% dark chocolate (finely chopped)
50g cocoa powder
50g finely chopped walnuts
50g finely chopped pistachios

Directions

1.
Making the truffles
Place the finely chopped chocolate in a medium-sized mixing bowl. The finer the chocolate is chopped, the easier it will melt and combine with the cream. In a small pot, add the heavy cream and bring to a boil. This takes between 2 - 3 minutes. Once the cream has come to a boil, immediately add over the finely chopped chocolate. Do not stir, cover with a towel or lid to trap the heat in. Leave this to sit for 5 minutes.
Then, lift the lid or towel and use a mixing spoon to gently stir until all of the chocolate is completely melted, creamy, and smooth. Place the truffle mixture in the fridge, uncovered, to set for one hour and a half. The mixture needs to become completely solid.
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2.
Shaping the truffles
Use a teaspoon sized scoop to scoop out small balls. Use your hands to form the chocolate into balls. You will have to work quickly as the chocolate can soften very fast in your hands.
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3.
Preparing the toppings
Prepare three bowls with one topping in each bowl. One bowl for the finely chopped walnuts. One bowl for the cocoa powder. One bowl for the finely chopped pistachios.
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4.
Decorating
Toss into the coatings of your choice (cocoa powder, walnuts, pistachios). Place the truffles on a dish with parchment / non-stick baking paper. Refrigerate the truffles for twenty minutes or over night before serving.
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Notes
Store the truffles in the fridge, covered for up to one week. OR Freeze the truffles in a safe container for up to one month.
I prefer using dark chocolate that is 70% dark - this always works out well with these truffles.
You can cover these truffles in any other toppings, the cocoa powder, walnuts and pistachios are usually the most common.

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