Chocolate truffles make a rich, decadent, and delicious confection. Made from a few simple ingredients, truffles are truly a treasured handmade treat!
There are few things more appreciated than a handmade gift. Make it something sweet and chocolate and you’ve definitely kicked the gift giving up a notch or two, or at least you have in my book!
For as long as I can remember, truffles have been a favorite chocolate confection that we’ve made for special occasions and holidays.
To make them, you begin by making the chocolate ganache filling that I shared recently. You can make this up to a few days in advance and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Then, when you are ready to make your truffles, scoop out a portion of the cold ganache, about a tablespoon, form into a ball in the palms of your hands and then roll them in a variety of coatings.
For Valentine’s Day, we stick with the classic confectioner’s sugar or cocoa powder treatment for our truffles and for Easter or special showers and such, toasted coconut is always a favorite.
For Christmas, we’ll sometimes encase them in crushed candy canes or red and green sprinkles for a holiday touch. We also love to coat them in roasted pecans or pistachios to bring in a bit of that perfect salty and sweet combination that I can’t seem to get enough of lately.
Basically, the possibilities are endless where truffles are concerned!
Here is how we make our Chocolate Truffles.
- 1 recipe chocolate ganache filling
- variety of coatings: cocoa powder, confectioner's sugar, crush peppermint candies, chopped pecans, pistachios, almonds, or toasted coconut
- Prepare chocolate ganache as directed in the recipe for the filling. Pour into an airtight container and chill completely.
- Scoop portions of the ganache, about a tablespoon, and form into a ball between the palms of your hands. Roll into desired coatings.