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Simple Dark Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate truffles, beautifully wrapped in boxes, will put a smile on anyone's face and they're so easy to make. Making homemade dark chocolate truffles is so easy with our simple recipe. Chocolate truffles are the perfect quick and easy treat for holidays.

These special chocolate truffles have an extra crunchiness which we achived adding crushed almond pralines. Pralines also adds sweetness to the truffles. Butter is what makes truffles extra creamy and a tablespoon of Amaretto liqueur adds wonderful almond flavour.

These truffles have rich chocolate taste thanks to the high quality chocolate with 65% cocoa we used in this recipe.

How to make simple dark chocolate truffles

Dark chocolate truffles is so easy to prepare. First break the chocolate and place in a bowl. Bring the whipping cream to the boil, add butter and pour over the chocolate. Whisk until melted, then add Amaretto and crushed caramelised almonds. Stir everything and place in the fridge to chill for about 30 minutes. Now, using teaspoon grab small amounts of mixture and with your hands form truffles. Roll into cocoa powder and place in the fridge until serving.

Useful tips for making simple dark chocolate truffles

  • For these truffles we used 65% cocoa chocolate to get rich chocolate taste which pairs well with coating of cocoa powder. You can use chocolate with less or more cocoa percentage according to your taste.

  • Using serrated knife chop the chocolate into smaller uniform pieces before melting so it melts faster, more evenly and be less prone to overheating.

  • When rolling the truffles they may become sticky from the heat of your hands. You can wear rubber gloves while doing this or coat your hands in cocoa powder.

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Simple Dark Chocolate Truffles

COOKS IN: 30 minutes plus chilling time
DIFFICULTY: Super easy


  • 200 g dark chocolate (70% cocoa)
  • 100 ml whipping cream
  • 30 g butter
  • 2 tablespoons Amaretto liqueur
  • Cocoa for coating


  1. Break the chocolate into little pieces and place in a medium bowl. Bring the whipping cream to the boil and pour over the chocolate. Stir until the chocolate is melted. Add butter and Amareto and stir again until you have a smooth texture. Cover the mixture and place in the fridge for 1 hour to firm up.

  2. Place the cocoa in a shallow bowl. With a teaspoon, scoop out small amount of the mixture and roll between the palms of your hands. Roll each truffle into cocoa until evenly coated. Place on a plate and keep the fridge to firm up for about half an hour before serving or wrapping them as a gift.

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