Chocolate Truffles

Yields: 40 Servings Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 35 Mins Cook Time: 5 Mins Total Time: 40 Mins

Hello Foodies,

This week recipe is about making chocolate truffles. these little delicacies that everyone loves after dinner, festive occasion or just a simple gift.

Chocolate truffles are easy to make and will satisfy every chocolate lovers. The lovers of dark chocolate.

Chocolate truffles were invented in 1895 by Louis Dufour but made more so popular by Auguste Escoffier in 1920.  We call them truffle because they used to look like the famous and expensive Truffle Fungus “La truffe”.

Originally, truffles were made of dark intense chocolate ganache, shaped by hands into a ball and rolled in Dutch cocoa powder. Later on Chocolate confectionner decided to dipped the shaped ball into chocolate again then rolled into cocoa powder. Nowadays, you can actually find round chocolate shell (dark, milk, white chocolate), filled them with a multitude of different ganaches, flavours, nuts, alcohol, dipped them in chocolate and rolled them into anything you like, such as shreeded coconut or mixed nuts.

In this recipe i will show you the easy and antique way to make chocolate truffles.

But first check out my recipe for the perfect chocolate ganache

Easy Chocolate Ganache-Perfect for your chocolate truffles or cakes


0/3 Ingredients
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    Chocolate ganache 550g in my recipe will make 40 to 50 truffles


0/13 Instructions
  • Have your chocolate ganache done and set in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Prepare your Cocoa powder. Either organic or Dutch cocoa is the best. It is called Dutch cocoa because Mr Van houten invented it.
  • Get your hand dressed with gloves.
  • Prepare yourself to work from the ganache, to the cocoa powder to a clean plate.
  • Sift the cocoa powder.
  • with the help of a tea spoon, scrape a know of the ganache. Important point here, if the ganache is too hard, wait 5 more minutes. If the ganache is too soft put it back longer in the fridge. You want the ganache to scoop at like an ice cream and not a soft serve.
  • Quickly shape a little ball in the palms of your hands.
  • Your truffles should be the size of a 3 to 4 cm ball. Too big and it will feel to rich too eat. It is an item of delicacy and quite rich. People may have one or two.
  • Place the ball in the cocoa powder.
  • Keep on rolling. After 8 or 10, you may want to change gloves for ease of rolling.
  • Once few done, shake the bowl of cocoa powder to cover all the truffles with the powder.
  • Place them on the plate.
  • Voila, you have just created some memories. Try one, you will love them


You can change the flavour of your truffle by replacing the vanilla or adding alcohol to the ganache for this recipe 15 to 20 ml or grams of Whiskey, rum, cognac, bourbon, grand Marnier are my favorites.

You can also change the coating, replacing the cocoa powder with crushed nuts almonds, walnuts, hazelnut, shredded coconut or even 100 of thousands. Make it your own.

Truffles can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 weeks. It is best to serve truffles at 18-20 C so leave them 10 to 15 minutes out of the fridge before you serve them. I always count about 2 truffles per person.