14 Chocolate Truffle Recipes That Make Perfectly Sweet Gifts
Share the love with these indulgent homemade treats.
Rich and delicate, homemade chocolate truffles make an exquisite gift that will be treasured by all who are lucky enough to be on your list. Whether you want to give Mom a sweet present Mother's Day or love the idea of gifting family and friends something homemade during the holiday season, we promise that no one will resist taking a bite (or two!) of these chocolate truffles.
Start with our Easy Truffles, pictured here. In this recipe, all you need to do is pour warm heavy cream over semisweet chocolate and watch as the chocolate pieces slowly melt into a silky, shiny, beautiful mixture. You can add a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract for even more flavor, but this step is totally optional. Let the mixture chill, then scoop into balls and roll into cocoa powder, crushed nuts, dried flowers, shredded coconut, or anything else that your heart desires.
Once you master this simple recipe, try some of our many other flavorful versions. One of our favorite techniques is infusing heavy cream with another ingredient, such as ground coffee or tea leaves. You'll find recipes for both and the result is sure to perk you up. For the ultimate wintertime treat, we have white chocolate truffles that resemble miniature snowballs—they are so festive and sweet as can be. Shredded coconut is folded into the thick chocolate ganache before it's chilled, which not only adds a little extra sweetness, but texture, too.
No matter which recipe you choose to make first, we think you or a lucky recipient will absolutely adore our chocolate truffles.
Dark Chocolate Truffles
Decadent, creamy, and absolutely irresistible, these truffles highlight the delicious combination that is chocolate and caramel. Homemade caramel is made with sweetened condensed milk, unsalted butter, and heavy cream. It's folded into the chocolate mixture for one perfect bite.
Peanut Butter Truffles
Chocolate and peanut butter is one of the most classic combinations, and these truffles are the epitome of everything good about the timeless duo. All you need to do is make homemade chocolate ganache, whisk in peanut butter, form into balls, roll into cocoa powder, and chill.
Spiced Pear Truffles
We've shown you plenty of delicious variations on chocolate truffles, but when you want a basic, unadorned version, this is the recipe to use.
Assorted Chocolate Truffles
Can't choose just one flavor? Try your hand at different chocolate truffles using an assortment of brands and intensities for the ultimate tasting menu.