Chocolate Ganache Truffles

I almost forgot the super special bonus from yesterday’s cupcake recipe. It’s because all of the evidence is long gone. Should you end up with extra ganache after frosting those pillowy cupcakes, whatever you do, do not let it go to waste! Make the easiest ever truffles. Or whip up some ganache and make these truffles just because. They’re that good.

The steps are as follows: Make ganache. Refrigerate. Spoon out and roll in your hands to form a small ball. Roll in shredded coconut, cocoa powder, chopped nuts or whatever else suits your fancy. You can also start to get really crazy and flavor the ganache. Steep an Earl Grey teabag in the cream as its heating to make Earl Grey Truffles. Or throw in some booze. Mix in preserves. Hide a nut in the center. Oh, the possibilities are endless.

Chocolate Ganache Truffles

Yield: 30+ truffles

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup cream
8 ounces bittersweet or dark chocolate, chopped (I used 60% dark chocolate chips)
Shredded coconut, cocoa powder, etc.

METHOD:
Put the cream in a pot and heat until it’s steaming (do not boil). Put the chocolate in a bowl, pour on the hot cream, and stir until the chocolate is melted and fully incorporated. Allow to cool to room temperature then cover and refrigerate until slightly hardened, at least half an hour.

Remove from the fridge and, using a teaspoon or melon baller scoop out some ganache. Roll it between your hands to form a ball. Roll it in the topping of your choice and set on a parchment-lined baking tray. Continue with the remaining ganache. You will probably need to wash your hands a few times when they get too sticky. If the ganache becomes difficult to handle refrigerate briefly until it sets again. Refrigerate the truffles.


20 Comments

  1. steph

    mmm. earl grey truffles are divine.

  2. Oh my! This looks like something I need to make for a special treat sometime!

    Thanks for the comment on my blog, btw…and yes! You need to get a Vita-Mix! You will not regret it! πŸ™‚

    • Katherine

      Definitely a special treat πŸ™‚ Oh man a Vita-Mix – some day!!

  3. I just had lovely truffles over the weekend, and I’m in the mood of keeping eating them. Your truffles look like one of those I saw at a very nice restaurant….

    • Katherine

      Thanks, what a complement! Well these could not be easier to make so they’ll satisfy a craving real quick πŸ™‚

  4. I have a truffle curse. This is exactly like the recipe a friend gave me and it failed me. Argh!

    • Katherine

      Oh no! I’ve made these quite a few times and they always turn out. My hands get quite messy and I have to wash them quite frequently, and the ganache has to be firm, but those are really the only two tips I have! I’d love to hear if you find a truffle recipe that works for you!

  5. These look so irresistible for a chocoholic like me!!! I would very likely add some liqueur… but even nuts sound great… Yum!!!

  6. The perfect sweet treat!

    • Katherine

      They totally are! They disappeared pretty quickly from my fridge…

  7. Wait, there are no more of these?! I’m sad. Can you make more for me πŸ™‚ they look so good!!

    • Katherine

      Hahaha I know! They didn’t stand a chance with Evan around! I only made a few this time because I was using leftover ganache but I’ll make a big batch soon. I forgot how delicious and easy they are!

  8. Nadia

    Made the truffles just because! Some topped with coconut and others with a chocolate glaze and sea salt. You inspire me πŸ™‚ Thanks!

    • Katherine

      Aww shucks. I’m so glad they came out! Sea salt is a stroke of genius! Love the salty sweet!

  9. Great post. These are delicious, and as you point out, so simple. I agree with Manu that adding some liqueur is wonderful (particularly the orange, raspberry, or almond flavors)l Thanks.

    • Katherine

      Thanks! Yes, some liqueur would really be wonderful. What about a coffee liqueur? Yum. I’m going to need to make another batch of these soon!

  10. My family would be ALL in favor of these gems…but somehow our leftover ganache always gets eaten πŸ™‚

    • Katherine

      Haha, yeah I’m surprised we had any leftover! The truffles certainly didn’t last long!

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