Basic dark chocolate truffles

Basic dark chocolate truffles


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About this recipe: This is a basic truffle recipe to which you can add your own flavourings or extracts. Dust with cocoa powder or icing sugar, or roll in coconut or ground nuts.

Gina Mork

Serves: 35 

  • 350g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 5 tablespoons double cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:1hr40min  ›  Ready in:2hr 

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine chocolate and cream. Cook, stirring, until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and whisk in flavouring. Pour into a small dish and refrigerate until set, but not hard, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Form balls and roll in coatings.


To flavour truffles with liqueurs or other flavourings, omit vanilla. Divide truffle mixture into thirds. Add 1 tablespoon liqueur (almond, coffee, orange) to each mixture; mix well.

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Reviews (11)


Used different ingredients. I love to use white chocolate and then roll it in coconut! My family loves it! - 01 Apr 2009


Good basic recipe, but I did find the whole process a little time consuming. This was the first time I have ever made truffles and I was very pleased with the end result. I used Semi sweet chocolate as I don't like bittersweet. Not sure how the recipe makes a yield of 35 as I could only stretch to 12. I tripled the recipe and instead of using vanilla extract, made one batch with mint extract, one with orange extract and the last batch with Bailey's. For the toppings I used various (basically anything I had in the pantry) coconut, chocolate sprinkles, almond sprinkles, toffee sprinkles and for the last I melted down some extra chocolate, dipped the truffle in the chocolate and finished with small walnut on the top. - 07 Feb 2010


Utterly disastrous. It separated and I was left with an oily granular mess. the kids were so disappointed. I wonder what I did wrong? - 30 Aug 2011

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