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Easy Chocolate Truffles Recipe

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Want to know an easy chocolate truffles recipe?

Better yet I’m going to give you TWO easy chocolate truffles recipes that I’ve used in the past for Christmas and which are also a very nice and inexpensive Valentine’s gift. No need to spend the exorbitant prices of other truffles or even buy flowers on Valentine’s Day. Give from the heart and satisfy their sweet tooth with home made truffles that you can customize to suit all taste buds. Who doesn’t love an easy chocolate truffles recipe, you’ll love it but be prepared to get your hands a bit dirty but with chocolate so  it will be finger licking good 🙂

Also feel free to check out my tips on some frugal Valentine’s gift ideas, even though they save you money they are just as good or better than buying expensive gifts. You can see those tips HERE.

easy chocolate truffles recipe

 

Here we go easy chocolate truffles recipe #1

This one is the first recipe I’ve ever used for truffles that had cream cheese in it. I was very curious to see how they came out, I’m told by everyone who gobbled them up that they tasted delicious 🙂

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips melted
  • 1-2 teaspoons vanilla depending on your tastes

Directions

In a large mixing bowl beat the cream cheese until nice and smooth and then start to slowly add in the confectioner’s sugar. Make sure it is well blended and smooth like a cream cheese icing. Stir in melted chocolate and vanilla until it is completely mixed and a nice medium dark chocolate color.

 

Pour into a baking pan, let it cool to room temperature and refrigerate for about 45 minutes to one hour and then shape into one inch balls.

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You can then roll the truffles in your coating of choice such as crushed nuts, cocoa, confectioners sugar or whatever you like. I did the crushed almonds, coconut and cocoa. The cocoa ones are always the most popular with my family and friends.

You can also substitute the vanilaa with other flavorings such as coffee liquer, orange, almond extract and one that I tried and really like mint extract.

Tips

I found that 45 minutes was perfect to refrigerate, it’s best if the chocolate is still soft, makes it easier to shape.

If you have a melon baller use that makes it easier to shape the balls.

I used wax paper to help roll the balls so my hands didn’t get quite as messy.

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Recipe #2 more traditional

Ingredients
12 oz chocolate, chopped (semisweet or bittersweet)
3 tbsp unsalted butter
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

Melt chocolate in a double boiler with butter and heavy cream, keep stirring until you have a nice smooth creamy mixture.
Remove from heat and add vanilla and pour into baking pan or shallow casserole dish cool to room temperature. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until it’s starting to harden but still soft not more than 2 hours, check after 1 hour.

As with recipe #1 use a melon baller to scoop and add toppings of choice 🙂

Hope you like these recipes let us know if you try then and feel free to share your favorite recipe with us!

By on January 24th, 2014

About Powered by Mom

I’m Michelle aka Powered by Mom. I’m married with one daughter, my hubby was my high school sweetheart, our two dogs Nyx and Cleo and our cat Oliver. As you can see we’re a family of animal lovers. We love to travel when we can, try different food and activities all over the world and enjoy being together. My passions are writing, travelling, creating new recipes, encouraging people to adopt not shop and just to enjoy life while we can.

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133 thoughts on “Easy Chocolate Truffles Recipe”

  1. Truffles are one of those things I’ve never tried making because in the back of my mind they’re far more complicated than they actually are. Maybe this year I’ll get up the courage to make some!

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  2. These look very tasty, I think I would prefer the second recipe, I like cream cheese, I just find sometimes it’s to strong in some recipes!

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  3. Never thought of making homemade truffles before – but hese look delicious and sound so easy to make! I like the option of using cream cheese instead the more traditional butter and cream.

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  4. Thanks so much for these Terrific Truffle recipes! I’ve never made truffles before, but, you make them sound and look so easy, that I just may have to give it a try! Thanks so much for these terrific recipes! I truly do appreciate it! Thanks again, Michele 🙂

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  5. Truffles are delicious. They’re also very difficult (for me) and messy to make. This is a good recipe but with my lack of cooking skills, I have to stick to store bought.

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  6. Oh my yumminess! My sister loves to bake and I love chocolate so this definitely has to be made. The white are perfect for Christmas or before. Lol! Thank you for sharing 🙂

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  7. I have made Oreo truffles with white chocolate and dark chocolate a few times…they are so yummy. I’ll have to give this a try too.

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  8. The banana bread was so good ,,i have to try this and on a trip to store Wed. so getting ingredients and gaining weight while i am at it.. Look so good and really perfect snack for someone like me who don’t want too sweet.. just enough
    to please the craving .. Thank you for making this easy and simple to read.. oh and sharing too 😀

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  9. That is easy to make and look delicious too. My granddaughters both love chocolate and those Truffles would be fun to make with them on their next visit to grandma’s house 🙂

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  10. These look really, really good and they appear easy to make too. I will have to try making some for my fiance since she loves chocolate. Oh, and I like chocolate too. 🙂

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  11. I love truffles, and this recipe seems pretty straight forward. I will give it a go 🙂 I would love to add other “out coatings” like cacao 🙂 Make them healthy 😉

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  12. This recipe really caught my attention. I love Chocolate Truffles. This recipe seems to be quite easy and sounds so super yummy. I will pin this one and try it out soon.. Thankyou for sharing. :0)~~

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  13. Wow!! this is probably the easiest recipe I’ve seen for truffles!! Thanks for the suggestion of trying different flavors, I love chocolate with orange. Going to pin this now!
    Thanks for the recipe

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  14. These truffles look amazing!! They also look pretty easy to make…I think even I could handle it! Thank you for sharing the recipe!!

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  15. There are different ways for truffles and different tastes as well. I would love to try them all out.

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  16. These trufflessound great I do lots of baking of all different recipes from around the world BUT this is one I have never made yet BUT will

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  17. These truffles sound delicious! I was thinking they’d be great for St. Patrick’s Day, rolling them in coconut that’s been colored green!

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  18. Those look delicious. I love truffles. I tried to make them once. I had chocolate all over the place. They tasted good though.

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  19. These look really good . I love chocolates . Thanks for the recipe – going to make them – going to have to hide them from the kids too

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  20. I cannot WAIT to try these!! YUM! And the family would love them too! And you can add your own touch to top it off! Can’t wait to try!

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  21. Oh my goodness, I absolutely love truffles They actually look pretty easy to make. Has to be more affordable then buying them!

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  22. This looks….soo…..ridiculous. I would inhale these, which is why I probably should save this recipe for when I’m having company.

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  23. It looks so yummy, will be making this weekends. Thank you for posting…already have most the ingredients in my pantry now

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  24. My sweet tooth would be in heaven. They look so easy to make and from what i hear they are finger liking good. LOL. These are definitely on my next shopping list.

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  25. This recipe is so yummy and I love Chocolate Truffles. This is an easy recipe to make for Valentine’s Day. Thanks for this awesome recipe!

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  26. Looks and sounds so yummy. Very easy directions. Makes my mouth water thinking about them. I love chocolate.
    Thank you for the recipe

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  27. I was just thinking about finding a truffle recipe this weekend! We love truffles and I thought they would be harder than this to make. They look really good, I can’t wait to try this!

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  28. Your recipe looks so easy! I have tried one other time to make truffles and it was such a failure and huge mess. I have got to try your recipe. Thanks!!

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  29. I have never made truffles. These look so yummy and easy to make. Pinning this and gonna try it. Thank you, I love easy recipes!

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  30. Wow…talk about easy. That almost sounds like a “light” as not too sweet fudge recipe/texture. I’m thinking maybe just a smidge of peanut butter to the mix would be heavenly.

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  31. I love truffles but I have never made them. This recipe sounds so easy I am definitely going to try this as soon as I can get to the store to get what I need! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

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  32. OMG I will be saving, pinning, anything! I may have to try this this weekend!! I love truffles, and I never knew it could be so simple! With just a tad of coconut too! Mmm!!! Thank you, thank you for sharing!

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  33. My Mother in Law loves Truffles. I’m afraid to make them. No good to ruin someones favorite treat. I will try this on the down low first. 🙂

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  34. I love truffles and make a recipe very similar to recipe 2. I shall have to try the v-cream cheese version soon because I love cream cheese.

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