Truffles Recipes: Homemade Gourmet Treats

Chocolate Truffles

Looking to make a gourmet candy gift?

These Chocolate Truffles Recipes will show you how to make truffles for your sweetheart.

Soft, rich chocolate, yum...there's nothing like it. No candy gift is more romantic that gourmet chocolate and chocolate truffles is as good as it gets and now you can make them on your own.

Package them individually in foil wrappers or in gourmet gift boxes made for chocolates. Add a romantic gift message then suprise your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife. Oh, and don't forget to leave some for yourself. Gotta treat yourself, uh, I mean test them before you give them away.

Learn to make dark chocolate truffles, white chocolate truffles, cookies and cream truffles and more will be added later.

Nothing is more romantic then a homemade gift and these truffles recipes will help you make phenomenal candy gifts for your loved ones. Enjoy!

***Click here for Chocolate Covered Truffles- Pictorial Recipe***

Chocolate Truffles Recipes

Chocolate Covered Truffles

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 lbs. real semisweet chocolate
  • 3/4 cup non-dairy coffee creamer any flavor
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 pounds milk chocolate (to dip)
  • 1 cup finely chopped chocolate, milk or semisweet for decoration

(Yields about 3 dozen truffles.)

  1. Melt semisweet chocolate in double boiler over hot water.
  2. Heat butter, creamer and vanilla in another saucepan to 125° F on a candythermometer.
  3. Add to semisweet chocolate all at once, beating until smooth and creamy.
  4. Chill in refrigerator until nearly set but still pliable.
  5. Beat with mixer until light and fluffy.
  6. Spread in 9 inch buttered pan until set enough to roll into small balls.
  7. Melt milk chocolate over double boiler.
  8. Dip truffles in melted chocolate, then sprinkle generously, or roll in, chopped chocolate.

White Chocolate Truffles

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 C confectioner's sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 8 oz. white chocolate, broken into small pieces
  • 1 cup chopped blanched almonds, lightly toasted

(Makes about 2 dozen truffles.)

  1. Melt chocolate and butter in the top of a double boiler over low heat,stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  2. Add sugar, egg yolk and almond extract; beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
  3. Transfer to a shallow glass casserole dish. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
  4. Shape mixture into 1 inch balls. Roll in almonds. Cover and refrigerateat least 8 hours.
  5. Store in airtight container in refrigerator until ready to package.

Cookies And Cream Truffles

  • 1 cup finely ground Oreo® Cookies
  • 12 tablespoons melted butter
  • 6 oz. white chocolate, broken into small pieces
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 1/4 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

(Makes about 40 truffles .)

***Note: Pregnant or nursing women, young children or any with animmune deficiency should not eat foods made with raw eggs.

  1. Chop cookies in a blender or food processor until finely chopped.
  2. Slowly drizzle in 6 tablespoons of melted butter and process till wellmixed. Set aside.
  3. Heat remaining 6 tablespoons of butter in a small saucepan until veryhot and bubbly (be careful not to let it burn). Remove from heat andadd the white chocolate. Stir constantly until smooth and melted. Setaside.
  4. In a large bowl, beat egg yolks until foamy. Beat in the sugargradually, add vanilla and continue to beat until thick.
  5. With mixer on slow to medium speed, gradually beat in the cookie mixture,then gradually beat in the melted chocolate mixture. Beat until smoothand well mixed. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at leastthirty minutes or until firm.
  6. Place your choice of coating in a bowl. If you're going to use morethan one coatings, use separate bowls. Here are some options:toasted coconut, chopped nuts, unsweetened cocoa, powderedchocolate, crushed Oreo® Cookies.
  7. Scoop out a teaspoon full of the truffle mixture and, using your fingers,roll it into a ball. Work quickly as the heat of your hand will quicklystart melting the chocolate. Drop ball in the coating bowl.
  8. Repeat the process until there are 4 or 5 balls in the coating bowl. Gently roll thetruffles in the coating mixture and a sheet of waxed paper.
  9. Wrap truffles in an air tight container and store in the refrigerator forup to ten days or in the freezer for up to a month or until you package as a candy gift.

Enjoy these chocolate truffles recipes. Come back to visit. More recipes to come!

Pictorial Truffles Recipes: Chocolate Covered Truffles

Make it easy on yourself. Make homemade truffles by following this pictorial recipe. This truffles recipe is a version of the chocolate covered one above, except instead of dipping in melted semi-sweet chocolate we substituted cocoa powder. The initial kick of the powder is strong, but what a tasty combination with the soft semi-sweet underneath. Your friends and family won't believe you made these yourself.

Chocolate Covered Truffles Recipes Ingredients

Chocolate Covered Truffles Ingredients

Candy Thermometer

Candy Thermometer

Just follow the recipe above minus the extra semi-sweet chocolate in which to dip the truffles. The candy thermometer is vitally important so you don't overheat the ingredients and create the wrong texture. They are inexpensive and are easily found at the store amongst other kitchen untensils and equipment.

Combining Chocolate, Butter and Creamer for Truffles

Portable Burner

1. Melting and Combining Ingredients:Melt semisweet chocolate in double boiler over hot water. I like to place an individual burner next to the work area. It just makes it easier to have all the equipment, supplies and ingredients close together.

2. Heat Other Ingredients: Heat butter, creamer and vanilla in another saucepan to 125° F on a candy thermometer. Add to semisweet chocolate all at once, beating until smooth and creamy. This burner is perfect because it has two sides so I could melt the chocolate and heat the other ingredients at the same time.

Melted Chocolate

Melted Chocolate and Other Ingredients

This is the consistency you should have.

3. Chill in Refrigerator: Chill chocolate in refrigerator until nearly set but still pliable.

Cool Chocolate on Baking Pan

Cool Chocolate on Buttered Baking Pan

4. Cool Chocolate on Baking Pan: Next beat with mixer until light and fluffy on medium speed. Spread on 9 inch buttered pan until chocolate sets enough to roll into small balls.

Cover Chocolate Balls in Cocoa Powder

Cover Chocolate Balls with Cocoa Powder

5. Roll into Bowls and Cover with Cocoa Powder: Scrape small amount of chocolate with your hands and roll into balls. Drop in small bowl of cocoa powder and sprinkle some powder on top. Roll the balls around in bowl until covered. Shake off excess powder.

Chocolate Covered Truffles

Chocolate Covered Truffles

Finished Truffles: Voila! Done. Package truffles in decorative candy boxes or gift bags or just eat them yourself :) These truffles recipes are to die for. More to come later.

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