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2-ingredient Easy Chocolate Truffles in a heart-shaped container

Luscious Easy Chocolate Truffles

These easy chocolate truffles are made with just 2 base ingredients, and taste like pure chocolate lusciousness! 10 minutes is all you need to make these perfect edible holiday gifts.

Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Keyword Chocolate Truffles, Chocolate Truffles Recipe, What is Chocolate Truffle
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Cooling time 2 hours
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 149 kcal
Author Mahy

Ingredients

  • 1 cup 1/2 lb chocolate pieces from a chocolate bark a mixture of milk and dark chocolate is my favorite—but entirely dark or milk or semisweet works too
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon hot brewed espresso (optional)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • dark raw cocoa powder for coating for coating
  • coconut shreds for coating

Instructions

  1. Heat the whipping cream in a medium size pan over medium-low heat, covered with the lid until it starts to simmer—alternatively, you can place the cream in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave it for 1 minute until it simmers.
  2. Add the cream to the chocolate chunks and whisk them together until the chocolate melts and is shiny smooth.

  3. Cover up the truffle mixture with plastic wrap, and chill it for nearly 2 hours until it sets.
  4. Use a melon baller or mini ice cream scoop and scoop up little balls of the truffle mixture and dump it right into a bowl of Cocoa powder. Roll the truffle in cocoa powder to evenly coat it.

  5. Repeat with the remaining mixture.

  6. Chill the truffles or serve right away and enjoy!!
  7. Store the truffles in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE TIPS

  • Use heavy whipping cream (35%) only for this recipe.
  • I've used a combination of milk and dark chocolate chunks, feel free to use your favoite only.
  • If you're rushed, use the microwave to heat the cream.
  • Don't rush the chilling process once the chocolate is mixed with cream. You may place it in the freezer if you're rushed. 
  • If you feel like jazzing things up, make different coatings to the truffles. Try ground nuts, shredded coconut, white chocolate, cranberries (or any dried fruit chopped up), a mixture of nuts and dried fruits, confectioner’s sugar, and many more options!
  • Also if you’d like to flavor the chocolate truffles themselves, you can add orange zest to the cream mixture, some spice like chai spice, cinnamon, extra coffee, etc.
  • These should be stored in a cool place, like in an airtight container in the fridge.

 

Nutrition Facts
Luscious Easy Chocolate Truffles
Amount Per Serving (1 truffle)
Calories 149 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 119mg3%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 156IU3%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.