A chocolate truffle is a type of chocolate confectionery, traditionally made with a chocolate ganache centre coated in chocolate, cocoa powder, coconut, or chopped toasted nuts, usually in a spherical, conical, or curved shape. Their name derives from their resemblance to truffles, edible fungi of the genus Tuber.
Ingredients of Chocolate Truffles
- 6 ounces semisweet baking chocolate
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon shortening
Finely chopped nuts or candy decorations
How to Make Chocolate Truffles
- Place cookie sheet with foil. In a pan, melt baking chocolate and butter until melted and smooth.
- Remove from heat; stir in whipping cream. Put mixture into another bowl.
- Refrigerate it 20 minutes.
- Drop mixture by rounded measuring teaspoonfuls onto lined cookie sheet. Return to refrigerator 15 minutes. Shape into balls.
- Freeze uncovered 30 minutes.
- In a pan, heat chocolate chips and shortening over low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth; remove from heat.
- Roll chocolate balls, one at a time, into melted chocolate; tap off excess chocolate.
- Place on lined cookie sheet. Immediately sprinkle with nuts.
- If chocolate has cooled too much, reheat. Repeat with remaining chocolate balls.
- Refrigerate truffles about 10 minutes.
- Store in covered container in refrigerator.