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Chocolate TrufflesMake Your Own Chocolate Truffles, Easy!

This chocolate truffle recipe is so easy, a kid can make it! It's perfect for making hand dipped truffles.

Truffles have never been so easy. You'll amaze yourself by following this easy recipe for chocolate truffles. While some truffle recipes can be so difficult and not easy to follow, this recipe is easy enough for kids to follow!

Ganache

A mixture of chocolate and heavy whipping cream, melted together and mixed slowly.

Easy Chocolate Truffle RecipeWarm ganache can be poured over brownies or poured over a cake to give it a shiny coating.

Chill the ganache, and it can be scooped into balls to make truffles.

Easy Ganache Recipe (Truffle Center)

Recipe for 40 Chocolate Truffles

1 1/2 lbs. (2 bags) Guittard dark chocolate

1 cup heavy whipping cream

1 1/2 teaspoons Madagascar bourbon vanilla

For this recipe, in a microwave-safe bowl, melt Guittard chocolate according to package directions.(This type of chocolate is perfect for beginners. It's not hard to work with and it's very forgiving. The flavor is excellent!) Once the chocolate has melted, add half of the room temperature whipping cream. Stir thoroughly. Add remaining whipping cream. Stir, and then add extract. Stir until ingredients are completely mixed, then cover. Allow ganache to harden at room temperature (about 2 hours). Using truffle scoop, scoop out ganache and hand roll into 1 to 1 1/2 inch balls.

(You can add flavor oils to create something even more scrumptious! 10 drops per pound of chocolate.)

Outer Coating for Easy Chocolate Truffles

1 lb. (1 and 1/4 bags) Guittard dark chocolate

In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate according to package directions. Working rapidly, drop ganache center into melted chocolate. Cover entire truffle center. Lift out using the dipping tool. Remove excess chocolate by tapping the truffle on the bowl and then place it on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper. Put truffles in the refrigerator for a shiny outer coating. Fill 2 oz. squeeze bottle with the white melted chocolate. Drizzle over truffles in a crossing pattern. Once dried, place truffles in truffle cups.

These make a great fundraiser! Also try the medium bodied ganache recipe.

Sprinkle chopped toasted coconut on coconut flavored truffles and a somewhat coarsely chopped coffee bean for either coffee or coffee hazelnut truffles. - an idea from our customer, Phyllis!

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The Definition of a Truffle

There are two kinds of truffles, one of course you are much more likely to eat. The other which is found in the ground and costs up to $2,000 a pound!

Chocolate truffles are filled with ganache and rolled into balls, then coated in chocolate, sugar, nuts or cocoa.

The other type of truffle is a fungus found underground near tree roots, mostly oak trees.
Please read more about truffle history at our history of chocolate page.

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