Anyone who knows chocolate; not all chocolates are created equal. Depending on the brand and the ingredients, the quality can vary greatly. Maybe there aren’t many sweets around my house but when we have sweets I want it to be amazing!
Like my homemade chocolate recipe, these chocolate truffles took some time to complete. It actually took a lot of selling to fix it (chocolate; I had to eat; oh dread).
My kids will be sad that this difficult experience is over now, but now this guide is ready to reveal its blog!
What is a chocolate truffle?
So how to do it? Do they make chocolate truffles so deliciously smooth and silky? Despite the name, it doesn’t include the original truffles (although I’m surprised I make chocolate and mushrooms together). Unfortunately, it does take some “mystery” ingredients that I didn’t eat.
The list of popular truffle brand ingredients purchased in the store reads:
Deep sweet chocolate [sugar, chocolate,cocoa butter, skim milk, milkfat, soya lecithin (emulsifier), vanillin (artificial flavoring)], Vegetable oil (coconut, palm kernel), sugar, chocolate, cocoa butter, milk, soy lecithin (emulsifier), barley malt, powder, artificial flavors
This brand isn’t really as bad as at least it has sugar instead of corn syrup, but we avoid soy as much as possible and definitely avoid vegetable oils, processed sugar, and artificial flavors at all costs. Do
Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to make your favorite recipes, even desserts, without wasting money. (Find all my books in my book.) Surprisingly, pure cocoa powder, silk coconut oil, and grass-fed cows make fresh whipping chocolate truffles that are much tastier than store-bought varieties. , And better you.
Small (home-made) packages come with good stuff
I was happy to serve my homemade chocolate recipe, but as Valentine’s Day went by I wanted to make something special for my husband. We tend to stay on this holiday and cook a special menu and I thought it would be a whole lot of chocolate and floral items. That would be a good idea. (I didn’t think he would be more interested in flowers!)
We don’t buy a lot of physical gifts, but when we do, buy quality items that really last and have some meaning. Making a “box” of chocolates just for that was like adding a thoughtful touch to any gift we bought. It was a hit movie; and now chocolate truffles are a tradition on many special holidays.
They are also really easy to give as gifts. They can be made prematurely, just pop in a pretty box and keep them in the fridge.
Bonus: I have quality time to prepare this recipe with the kids!
Declining chocolate truffles (in minutes)
To make these easy, but delicious truffles, I heated coconut oil and hot whipped cream in chocolate chips until they were all melted. I cool the mixture for two hours until it is cooked, then the spoons are taken out of a melon baler and rolled into a ball. I sometimes add a couple of drops of essential oil to the flavor of my truffles, especially if I’m making multiple batches and want variety.
The classic coating for truffles is to easily roll them into cocoa powder. To remove excess cocoa powder, I shake them lightly. Sometimes I dip them in chopped coconut, chopped nuts, or melted chocolate. If you want to dip them in melted chocolate, return the balls to the fridge to cool before sinking, or they will melt.
These truffles are at least on the healthy end of the dessert scale. They want to make chocolate a little healthier at night, formal parties or anytime.
Did I mention they are also very simple? Here’s how to make healthy fat-filled chocolate truffles:
Chocolate Truffles Recipe
Delicious homemade chocolate truffles with coconut oil or butter, whipping cream, and organic dark chocolate. Top with nuts, toasted coconut, or fruit juices.
- Cocoa powder, chopped nuts, coconut, melted chocolate
In a small saucepan, melt coconut oil or butter and heavy cream and bring to a strong boil.
Put the chocolate chips in a medium bowl and pour the hot oil / cream mixture over the chocolate.
Slowly add the chocolate until it is completely melted.
Add 2-3 drops of plant, lavender or orange essential oil if desired. (Mint is my favorite.)
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
When the chocolate mixture has hardened, remove the bowl from the fridge and, using a spoon or watermelon baler, remove a small amount of the chocolate mixture.
Roll into 1 inch balls using your hands and then roll into the desired topping. If melted chocolate has a coating, return the rolled balls to the refrigerator until they have cooled well before sinking.
Give to a special person … or enjoy yourself!
Store in glass box dipped in natural leather paper. Keep cool in the fridge (unless they are eaten on the spot!).
Service: 1Confusion | Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 4Yes | Protein: 1Yes | Fat: 4Yes | Saturated fat: 4Yes | Cholesterol: 2But | Sodium: 8But | Potassium: 42But | Fiber: 1Yes | Sugar: 2Yes | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 1But | Calcium: 21But | Iron: 1But
Have you ever tried making your own chocolate truffle? How was? Tell me your favorite way to eat chocolate!