No Bake, Chocolate Truffles are a Must-Have Recipe!
These super-easy, no-fuss, chocolate truffles (Like these banana truffles!) have my favorite ingredients in them — cream cheese and chocolate.
With those two ingredients, you can never go wrong!
I am a fan of truffles, particularly the chocolate ones with the nutty flavoring and nutty coating.
If you are a truffle lover, maybe you would enjoy this tidbit of truffle history!
Who Invented Chocolate Truffles?
Chocolate truffles were actually invented by accident.
Can you believe such a delicious luxury was invented by accident?
I thought for sure it was from repeated trial and error, unlimited taste-testing and lots of creative tweaking of different recipes to get the perfect blend of chocolate and other flavors.
Because that is exactly what chocolate truffles taste like!
Little pieces of brilliant inventions from the kitchen.
It was a kitchen blunder that ignited the love for truffles.
Easy Chocolate Truffles are Simple to Make!
A french culinary master was training his apprentice when the apprentice botched up his original recipe.
When the apprentice tasted his yummy mistake, the amazing new flavor reminded him of some other delectable desserts.
The apprentice as well as the culinary master were more than pleased with this “culinary disaster.”
The outcome of this apprentice’s “oops” became quite popular among chocolate-loving countries.
Today, we have many versions of the well-loved truffle.
Truffles Have Transformed Through the Years
This recipe I am sharing with you today is a simple, classic version that keeps a busy, chocolate-lovin’ mom happy.
Almost every woman loves chocolate, moms can’t always grab truffles from the French bakery.
But we can make our own truffles that taste just as good!
Move over bon-bons, here come the truffles!
Ingredients for Chocolate Truffles
- REAL Chocolate. Do not use chocolate chips ( I know it’s tempting!). Pure chocolate is sold in 4 ounce bars in the baking aisle. Use milk chocolate for sweeter truffles or semi-sweet/dark chocolate for extra rich truffles. If you use milk chocolate, reduce the cream to 1/2 cup.
- Cream. It has to be heavy cream or heavy whipping cream.
- Butter. Just a tiny bit! One Tablespoon of butter creates super creamy truffles!
- Vanilla Extract. We always use the real stuff!
- Salt. To bring out all the amazing flavors. Just a pinch or two will do!
How to Make Chocolate Truffles
- Heat Cream.
- Patently Wait. Before stirring, let the warm cream and chocolate sit for three minutes.
- Stir things up. Stir the cream and chocolate until smooth.
- Cool. Refrigerate chocolatey mixture until set. This normally takes about 1 hour.
- Shape truffles. Shape truffles into balls and coat in your favorite toppings.
Common Problems When Making Chocolate Truffles
- Chocolate not being smooth. To avoid this mishap, make sure your chocolate is cute into teeny, tiny pieces. Also, make sure the cream is hot enough to melt the chocolate.
- The chocolate isn’t thickening. Use a shallow dish for the mixture to thicken more quickly. Placing the mixture in the refrigerator also helps it thicken up.
- Truffles aren’t stick enough for topping. Squish truffles between your hands and re-roll so they get sticky again. Now, add your toppings!
Try this recipe and see if you don’t become a home-made truffle lover!
More Truffle Recipes:
- Two 4-ounce quality chocolate bars, finely chopped
- 2/3 cup heavy cream or whipping cream
- 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- One to two dashes of salt
- Place chocolate in a heat-proof bowl. Set aside.
Heat cream on stove or microwave until simmering.
Add the a few pinches of salt and one tablespoon of butter.
- Pour heated cream on top of finely chopped chocolate.
- Allow the cream and chocolate to sit for 3 minutes.
- Add vanilla extract and stir until the chocolate has completely melted.
- Place a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface and refrigerate for 1 hour. Shallow dishes work best for this!
- After an hour, scoop the truffle mixture into 2 teaspoon-sized mounds.
- Roll each mound into balls a ball.
Roll into additional, fun toppings.