Dark Chocolate Truffles

Truffles are such a decadent treat, and really are very simple to make yourself at home. You can flavor them up in numerous different ways by changing up the extracts (vanilla, peppermint, almond, etc.), liqueurs (Grand Marnier, Frangelico, Amaretto, Framboise, Kahlua, etc.), spices, and by varying  the sweetness of the chocolate that you use. Other than that the ingredient list is simple. Good quality chocolate (here I used all dark, because I love that rich, bitter, chocolate flavor), scalded heavy cream, and cocoa powder (to roll them in). I also like to add coffee, as I do whenever I am making anything with chocolate. Not enough to taste  the coffee per se, it just makes the chocolate itself taste better. Perfect as a special treat with coffee after dinner, or as a gift wrapped up in a beautiful tin, these truffles are a great addition to anyone’s kitchen repertoire. Enjoy!

This post made the Foodbuzz.com Top 9!!!

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23 responses to “Dark Chocolate Truffles

  1. Truffles are incredibly easy to make, though I rarely do them unless I have people to give them to. Otherwise, I’d just sit on the couch, pop in a movie and devour the whole batch. :-)

  2. These look great. If I made them I might not share.

  3. I wouldn’t share these either!

  4. Nope, not sharing either. Your Truffles are beautiful.

  5. thank you for sharing this recipe. I love chocolate truffles but never try a dark chocolate one. I think I will give it a go in the future.

  6. Well, first off, you had me with dark chocolate. It’s the only chocolate I eat. I really don’t enjoy milk choco because it’s so sweet. I’m with you, I enjoy the bitter notes of the dark. So complex…oh, I could go on and on. These are so beautiful. great pics. thanks for sharing!

  7. I love truffles…..yours look so very good!

  8. One of my favorite things and I agree they are pretty simple to make. Great photos!

  9. I love homemade truffles. They are so easy to make and so easy to eat…which makes them very dangerous to make.

  10. Nice rich and decadent looking truffles

  11. One of my favorite desserts. Very good.

  12. Yum Jacob! I just clicked on this from my own blog, since your’e on the Top 9! Nice!

  13. Truffles with dark chocolate. Mm mm mm! That is what I call a delicious treat.

  14. Delish!!! they look awesome!

  15. I will be frequent visitor on your blog. I already got list of things i want to create including the truffles. Yummy and yummiest, great relief for my choholicness and sweet tooth.

  16. Where is your kitchen? I’ll be right over! Dark chocolate truffles – you’re killin’ me with all your baked goodies!

  17. Aw, well done! :)
    I attempted to make raspberry truffles the other day and i was planning on making a post about them but they turned out RUBBISH!
    Yours look amazing, congratulations on top 9!!! woohoo!

  18. So much heaven in such a small bite…Of course when I eat the entire tray:)

  19. nice! i love truffles!

  20. I love the simplicity of these and they sound great! Thanks!

  21. i’d love the recipe for these but am i crazy? i don’t see where the recipe is that many people commented you were so nice to share??

    • jacobskitchen

      Hi Page! Sure. It is very simple.

      8 oz chocolate, chopped (i used all bittersweet, but you can use what you like)
      1/2 cup heavy cream
      1 Tbsp prepared espresso
      2 Tbsp of a flavored liqueur (which you can leave out if you prefer)
      and Cocoa powder for rolling the truffles in

      Heat the heavy cream to just below a boil, pour it over the chocolate. stir until melted. Add the remaining ingredients. Refrigerate until firm. Scoop into balls, and roll them in cocoa powder.

      And that’s it. Hope that helps. Enjoy!

      Thanks for visiting! =)

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