Easy-to-Make Double Chocolate Truffles

Double Chocolate Truffles

(This post was originally published December 23, 2008)

I have never made truffles before but this year, I decided to give it a whirl.  These are very good {decadent} and so much easier than I thought.  These can be made as a last minute treat for guests, friends and neighbors and the taste can be altered using different flavored extracts.

Easy to Make Double Chocolate Truffles - get the recipe at www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com

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Fast Easy Double Chocolate Truffles

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  • "!"Truffles
  • 6 - 1 ounce squares semi-sweet chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup whipping cream
  • "!"Chocolate Coating
  • 6 ounces milk chocolate baking chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • Sprinkles or chopped nuts


  • "!" For the Truffles
  • Melt the above in a heavy saucepan over low heat {this will melt quickly}. Remove from heat and stir in butter and whipping cream until smooth. Refrigerate for one hour. Remove from refrigerator and roll into 1 inch balls. This will be messy...chocolate will be all over your hands and anything else you touch! Place the ball on a foil lined cookie sheet and place in the freezer for 4 hours.
  • "!"For the Chocolate Coating
  • Melt the baking chips and shortening over low heat stirring until smooth.
  • Dip truffles into chocolate mixture.
  • Next you can either roll the truffles in the nuts or sprinkles or do as I did and immediately after dipping the truffle, return to the cookie sheet and sprinkle with the topping of your choice.
  • Refrigerate to set for 15 minutes. Store in airtight containers.

As with any of my recipes, calorie counts and nutritional information varies greatly depending on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish.

Author: Mary Beth

Easy to Make Double Chocolate Truffles - get the recipe at www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com

To change the flavor of these you can either add extract {strawberry, orange, coconut, etc.} to the first melted mixture or the second.


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  1. Sheila Gregoire says:

    Thanks for these ! They're just what I've been looking for! I love truffles.

    I sometimes mix graham cracker crumbs in, too, to make them a little crunchy. But I can't find my original recipe, so I'll use yours!

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  2. Lana- right now says:

    These look totally sinful... I love it!
    Merry Christmas!

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  3. Lisa@BlessedwithGrace says:

    Yum. I haven't made truffles before. This does seem easy. Thanks for the recipe and ideas. Merry Christmas.

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  4. Steph at the Red Clay Diaries says:

    Those truffles look awesome! I was just wondering what to do with the leftover carton of whipping cream... I think I see chocolate in my future. 🙂