Chocolate truffles

Chocolate truffles: Each bite is an experience. Image: Carla Zinkfontein

Chocolate truffles: Luxurious bites for the chocoholic

Prepare the ultimate chocolate treats by making these seductive chocolate truffles. One truffle simply is not enough.

Chocolate truffles

Chocolate truffles: Each bite is an experience. Image: Carla Zinkfontein

Need some time out? Unwind after a long day with the ultimate chocolate treat, our indulgent chocolate truffles. If you love chocolates, this recipe is the ultimate treat for you. With a firm chocolate layer on the outside followed by smooth, soft chocolate on the inside, these chocolate bites are the ultimate treat for the chocoholic.

Preparing chocolate truffles may seem complicated going by the delightful result, but it is actually quite easy to prepare them. This recipe will guide you carefully on how to prepare your own seductive chocolate treats.

Tips when preparing chocolate truffles

If you want to step up the quality of your truffles, make use of high-quality dark chocolate. The higher the cocoa percentage the better.

If you want to add some crushed nuts to the truffles, make sure you sprinkle the truffles immediately with nuts after adding the final chocolate layer on the outside. If the chocolate has cooled too much, you will need to reheat it again before adding the final chocolate layer.

Store these delightful bites in an airtight container in the fridge. Remember to remove them from the fridge 10 minutes before you plan to serve them.

Chocolate truffles recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Carla Zinkfontein Course: TreatsCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
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  • 170 g 170 semisweet baking chocolate or white chocolate baking bars, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons 2 butter

  • ¼ cup ¼ heavy whipping cream

  • 1 cup 1 semisweet chocolate chips or white vanilla baking chips

  • 1 tablespoon 1 shortening

  • finely chopped nuts or candy decorations, if desired


  • Line a cookie sheet with foil. In a 2-litre saucepan, melt the baking chocolate over low heat, stirring constantly; stir in the butter until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat; stir in the whipping cream. Pour the mixture into a small bowl. Refrigerate 10 to 15 minutes, stirring frequently, just until thick enough to hold a shape.
  • Drop the mixture by rounded measuring teaspoonfuls onto a lined cookie sheet. Return to the refrigerator for 5 to 10 minutes or until firm enough to shape. Shape into balls. Freeze uncovered 30 minutes.
  • In a 1-litre saucepan, heat the chocolate chips and shortening over low heat, stirring constantly, until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth and then remove from the heat. Using two forks, dip and roll chocolate balls, one at a time, into melted chocolate; tap off excess chocolate. Place on the lined cookie sheet. Immediately sprinkle with nuts. If the chocolate has cooled too much, reheat. Repeat with remaining chocolate balls.
  • Refrigerate truffles for about 10 minutes or until chocolate is set. Store in a covered container in a refrigerator. Remove from refrigerator about 10 minutes before serving. Can garnish with coconut to make things easy.


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