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The Best Chocolate Truffle Recipe Ever

These yummy morsels are a delicious gift idea that kids can make themselves (with a little help from you). Cover them with a dusting of cocoa or get fancy with nuts and sprinkles.

November 23rd, 2010

By Robin Stevenson

Makes about 20
  • 3 tbspunsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 6 oz. bittersweet chocolate
  • baking sheet lined with
  • parchment paper
  • 5 oz. milk or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • chocolate sprinkles
  • cocoa powder
  • edible silver balls
  • chopped nuts (hazelnuts or flaked almonds)
  1. Place the butter, sugar and cream in a saucepan over low heat. Leave until it comes to a boil and the sugar has melted.

  2. Break the chocolate into small pieces and tip into a heatproof bowl. Carefully pour the melted-butter mixture over the chocolate and stir until the chocolate is melted, smooth and shiny. Let cool; then cover with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge until it's firm.

  3. Making one truffle at a time, scoop a teaspoonful of the chocolate mixture and roll quickly between your hands into a ball. Place on the prepared baking sheet.

  4. For the toppings, place chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water or in the microwave on a low setting. Stir very carefully until it has melted. Let cool slightly.

  5. Sprinkle each of your chosen toppings onto a separate plate.

  6. Scoop a teaspoonful of the melted chocolate into the palm of your hand and roll one truffle at a time into it to coat completely.

  7. Roll a truffle in one of the toppings. Repeat with the remaining truffles and let set on the baking sheet before serving or packing into a pretty box.

The Best Chocolate Truffle Recipe Ever
Recipe and Truffle photo courtesy of Christmas Cooking with Kids (Ryland Peters & Small) By Annie Rigg. photo by Lisa Linder.

3 responses to “The Best Chocolate Truffle Recipe Ever”

  1. Aarica Elizabeth Kelly says:

    So after melting the chocolate and putting it in the fridge you melt it again and put it directly in your hand? Am I reading this right?

  2. LuAnn says:

    No, the chocolate you put in your hand is separate from the truffle – it is used to coat the truffle so the topping will stick.

  3. Brittany says:

    do the truffles have to be refrigerated? I am wanting to send these as a gift, but am not sure how they will hold up through USPS. What do you think?

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