Festive Season Recipes

Chocolate Truffles Three Ways

November 16, 2015
Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Truffles

I think the Festive Season calls for a little celebration and I usually make these truffles as gifts or in case people drop in.  Last year I tried three different flavours and they were certainly popular.  Once set store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.Properly stored, they should last for a week. For optimal taste and texture, bring them to room

Decadent Chocolate Truffles

Ingredients:

3/4 cup of whipping cream
9 oz Dark Chocolate, chopped
2 teaspoons of brandy
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Coating:

5 oz dark, milk or white chocolate – I usually make a combination of all three as they look so colourful.

Method:

  • Heat cream to just below a simmer and pour over the chopped chocolate
  • Stir gently to blend then stire in the vanilla extract & brandy
  • Cool to room temperature
  • Beat with a whisk to make fluffy then cool in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour
  • Run hands under cold tap
  • Spoon small teaspoonfuls of the mixture and roll into balls
  • Place on a baking tray & freeze for 30 mins
  • Dip truffles in melted chocolate – I usually use a toothpick – place on a clean tray
  • Once set you can decorate with cocoa powder, chopped nuts or pipe with chocolate

Lime Coconut Truffles

Ingredients:

1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp cream
zest of one lime
1 tbsp fresh-squeezed lime juice
1.25 cups chopped white chocolate – you can use white chocolate chips if you prefer
pinch salt
4 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
1 cup finely shredded coconut

Method:

  • Combine the cream and the lime zest in a small saucepan over medium heat, and heat until it starts to simmer and bubble around the edges. Immediately remove from the heat and cover the pan with a lid, allowing the cream to infuse for 20 minutes.
  • While the cream is steeping, combine the chopped white chocolate (or white chocolate chips), the salt, and the diced butter in a large microwave-safe bowl.
  • Microwave the chocolate and butter for 45 seconds, to begin to melt the chocolate and butter. Set aside.
  • After the 20 minutes is up, return the cream to the heat and reheat it, stirring occasionally, until it once again reaches a simmer.
  • Remove the simmering cream from the heat, and stir in the fresh lime juice.
  • Place a wire mesh strainer over the bowl of chocolate and butter, and pour the hot cream through the strainer over the chocolate.
  • Press down on the lime zest in the strainer with a spoon to extract all of the remaining juice.
  • Gently whisk the cream and chocolate together, stirring until the mixture is smooth and all of the chocolate has melted.
  • Cover the surface of the chocolate with cling wrap and refrigerate the candy until firm enough to roll, 4 hours or overnight.
  • Once the chocolate has set sufficiently, use a teaspoon to scoop a ball from the chocolate and roll it between your hands until it is round.
  • Roll the truffle in the chopped coconut until it is completely covered.
  • Repeat with the remaining chocolate and coconut.

Frangelico & Nutella Truffles

Ingredients:

10 oz chocolate – dark or milk works best
1/2 cup cream
1/2 cup Nutella
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons Frangelico liquer
Chopped hazelnuts

Method:

Melt chocolate, cream and Nutella until chocolate has melted
Stir until smooth
Whisk in vanilla and Frangelico liquer
Pour into a shallow dish and cover with plastic wrap
Refrigerate for 2 hours ONLY ANY LONGER AND THE MIXTURE WILL BECOME TOO HARD
Line a baking tray with a sheet of baking paper
Spoon 2 teaspoonfuls or use a melon baller to scoop the mixture
Roll into balls
Roll into chopped hazelnuts

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6 Comments

  • Reply Jennifer Abel November 18, 2015 at 15:16

    Sue I love truffles and your recipes are easy and look so tasty, I am keeping these. Thanks for sharing #wednesdayswisdom

    • Reply sue November 19, 2015 at 09:43

      These are really delicious Jen and so easy. I like to make a variety of flavours as well.

  • Reply Ritu November 18, 2015 at 21:43

    They are just mouthwatering and very easy to make and specially eggless— a must try for me.

    • Reply sue November 19, 2015 at 09:51

      Hi Ritu! They are all delicious and again I’ll be making them this year. Thank you for stopping by to comment I’m glad you found my page and hope you to continue to visit.

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    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 20, 2017 at 09:01

      Thanks for sharing!

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