This decadent homemade Chocolate Truffle Recipe is an easy no-bake dessert option that comes together with just 5 ingredients. These rich and fudgy truffles can be covered in your favorite toppings and a smooth chocolate coating to finish them off!
- 12 ounces (339g) milk or dark chocolate, finely chopped
- 2/3 cup (157ml) heavy whipping cream
- ½ teaspoon instant espresso powder or ground coffee (optional)
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Toppings (sprinkles, cocoa powder, chopped nuts, etc.)
For Chocolate Covered Truffles
- 10 ounces chocolate wafers (such as Ghirardelli)
- Place the chocolate, salt and espresso powder in a heat-proof bowl. Set aside.
- Heat the cream in the microwave at 50% power for 60-90 seconds until hot, but not boiling. Pour over the chocolate and allow to sit for at least 5 minutes, untouched.
- Stir the chocolate and cream until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth. Then, stir in the vanilla extract. Allow the mixture to cool for 15 minutes, then refrigerate for 1-2 hours (or overnight) until the chocolate is firm.
- Remove the chocolate from the fridge and let it sit for 20-30 minutes at room temperature, until you can easily scoop the chocolate without it breaking apart. Use a small cookie scoop or spoon to make balls of chocolate. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- Roll the balls of chocolate between your hands until a round, smooth ball is formed. Then roll in toppings, if desired.
- To Add a Chocolate Coating: In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate wafers at 50% power in 30 second intervals; stir after each interval and continue until the chocolate is melted. Reduce microwave time as needed so the chocolate does not burn. Use a fork to dip the truffle in the chocolate, covering it completely. Tap the fork on the side of the bowl to remove excess chocolate. Allow the chocolate to set.
- To Add a Chocolate Drizzle: Wait until the chocolate has fully set, then apply the drizzle. Fill a small piping bag or Ziploc bag with 2-3 tablespoons of melted chocolate and cut off the tip/corner of the bag. Drizzle and allow to set.
- To Add Liquor: Truffles infused with alcohol are so amazing! Wait until the melted chocolate has cooled to the touch, then stir in 1 tablespoon of liquor. Flavors like rum, bourbon, Irish cream or Kahlua are great options if you’re not sure where to start.
- How to store: I recommend storing your truffles on the counter first, since they’re best served at room temperature. Keep them in an airtight container for up to 4 days. If you still have some after 4 days, you can transfer them to the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Let refrigerated truffles come to room temperature before enjoying.
- To freeze: They’ll last for up 3 months if stored in an airtight, freezer-safe container. Thaw frozen truffles overnight in the fridge and bring them to room temperature before serving.
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Microwave
- Cuisine: American
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