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

 

  1. Place cookie sheet with foil. In a pan, melt baking chocolate and butter until melted and smooth.
  2. Remove from heat; stir in whipping cream. Put mixture into another bowl.
  3. Refrigerate it 20 minutes.
  4. Drop mixture by rounded measuring teaspoonfuls onto lined cookie sheet. Return to refrigerator 15 minutes. Shape into balls.
  5. Freeze uncovered 30 minutes.
  6. In a pan, heat chocolate chips and shortening over low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth; remove from heat.
  7. Roll chocolate balls, one at a time, into melted chocolate; tap off excess chocolate.
  8. Place on lined cookie sheet. Immediately sprinkle with nuts.
  9. If chocolate has cooled too much, reheat. Repeat with remaining chocolate balls.
  10. Refrigerate truffles about 10 minutes.
  11. Store in covered container in refrigerator.