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homemade chocolate truffles
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Homemade Chocolate Truffles

A complete guide on how to make the perfect chocolate truffles customized to your tastes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: homemade chocolate truffles
Servings: 16 truffles
Calories: 143kcal
Author: Becca Du

Ingredients

Chocolate Truffles

Coatings

Instructions

  • Add chocolate chips and coconut oil to a large bowl.
  • Heat the heavy cream until it starts to bubble around the edges. You can either do this on the stove or in the microwave. I did it on the stove. Pour the heavy cream into the bowl with the chocolate and coconut oil.
  • Let it sit for a minute to soften up and stir everything together until it is a smooth texture. 
  • Cool at room temperature for 30 minutes and then 2 hours or overnight in the fridge. I personally like to do this overnight.
  • Using a small ice cream scoop (1 tbsp), scoop out even sized truffle balls. After scooping them out, roll them between your hands until you have a perfect ball. Place them on a baking sheet and let them harden in the fridge for 1 hour.
  • While the chocolate is in the fridge, prepare your toppings. Toast the almonds and coconut flakes and cut them into small pieces. Add each to a small bowl. Add the matcha powder to a small bowl.
  • Take the truffles out of the fridge and coat them in the matcha powder, almond, or coconut flakes. You can also eat the truffles without toppings!

Notes

  • What to do if your chocolate doesn't completely melt after you add the heavy cream - Sometimes the chocolate doesn't melt when you add the hot heavy cream. If that happens to you, put the mixture in the microwave in 10 second increments until you get a smooth chocolate.
  • How do you change the texture of the truffle? - The texture of the truffle comes from a balance of chocolate to heavy cream. If you add more heavy cream, the truffle becomes softer because you're adding more liquid. I personally like something that's a bit firm but still easy to bite into which is why I used 1/4 cup of heavy cream. I also tested this recipe with 1/3 cup of heavy cream and the truffles were a bit softer. You use either amount. It really all depends on what you prefer.
  • How long can you store these truffles? - Store these truffles for up to 2 weeks in the fridge.

Nutrition

Serving: 1truffle | Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg