Best Truffle Recipes
Top Rated Truffle Recipes
For special occasions, few foods evoke a feeling of luxury and celebration like the otherworldly aroma of fresh truffles. In this lasagna, fresh winter truffles are paired with silky pasta and rich Castelmagno cheese to create a dish full of powerful flavors. Sauce périgourdine, the traditional French truffle sauce, adds an additional layer of truffle flavor.For more traditional recipes, check out some of our best lasagna recipes.
This recipe comes courtesy of CaviarEscargot.com.
Transform orange-colored (and flavored!) cake balls with sweet decorations like melted chocolate, black licorice and jelly beans. Create mini vampire bats, spiders and ghosts or experiment with creatures of your own to match your costume.Recipe courtesy of McCormick
This chocolatey dessert with a hint of mint is the best way to indulge after a big holiday meal. If you've never made homemade whipped cream before, you're in for a treat! It is thicker, creamier, and just plain better than store-bought. If you have leftover whipped cream, it'll stay good in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. The gift that keeps on giving!Recipe courtesy of In The Raw.
Experience the classic combination of chocolate and raspberry in these bite-size sweet treats.Recipe courtesy of McCormick
Rubbing truffle butter under the skin takes this simple and beautiful dish to a whole new level—and makes your home smell incredible!By Anolon® Gourmet Cookware
As if truffle butter couldn't get anymore decadent, Cypress Grove Chèvre, America's best known specialty goat cheesemaker, adds some tremor to the mix.
These delicacies can be made with regular chocolate or white chocolate (or both!) and are lovely additions to any holiday candy gift basket. The white chocolate variety tastes very reminiscent of peppermint bark. Dust with powdered sugar for a snowed-on effect, or serve plain.
With vanilla bean ice cream, peanut butter, and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, this boozy milkshake belongs on your dessert menu. Add in an extra splash of vodka to really give it the kick it needs.This recipe is courtesy of Pearl Vodka.
A crawfish boil is a New Orlean's specialty, which is why chef Tony McPhail of the famed Commander's Palace chose to create a recipe for it for Taste of the NFL's event in New Orleans.
Kale is one of my all-time favorite greens (although, honestly, how many people really keep a list of their favorite greens in mind?) This robust, leafy vegetable is extremely versatile and packed with flavor. Unlike with some hearty greens, such as collards and Swiss chard, kale is delicious both cooked and raw. In this particular recipe lacinato kale is baked up into crispy, delectable chips. Try not to get too addicted.Click here to see The Best Kale Recipes You've Ever Tried.
This chocolate chip cookie dough truffle recipe is perfect for cookie dough-lovers!This recipe courtesy chef Brooke Williamson.
Chocolate Truffles With Alcohol: 12 Recipes For The Ultimate Indulgence
Chocolates and liquor are high up on the list of people’s guilty pleasures. Although too much could be bad for you, there’s no denying the calm and contentment these two give when consumed in reasonable amounts.
Now, what if I tell you there is a totally guilt-free way to enjoy both of these? Too good to be true? Well, with chocolate truffles with alcohol, it’s now possible. Admittedly, this isn’t the first time chocolate and alcohol joined together to make absolutely glorious desserts. Spiked chocolate cakes and ice creams have been tried and tested. With spiked chocolate truffles however, you’re allowed to enjoy their bite-sized goodness whenever and wherever you want.
T oday, we give you 12 of the tastiest and richest chocolate truffle recipes that use alcohol as an ingredient. No matter what your drink of choice is, wine, champagne, rum or whiskey, we have it all right here.
Admittedly, I am a lightweight when it comes to alcohol, and a severe case of the sweet tooth, so my favorite of the selection would have to be the chocolate liqueurs ones. Want something less sweet and with more kick? Our list has those too!
In fact, why pick favorites? These recipes are incredibly easy to make and incredibly tasty, so why not go for all?
1. Truffle & Tapenade Pizza by The Truffle & Wine Co
Drooooool! Who can imagine a few slices of this in front of the fire during winter or out on the patio in summer with a beer in hand? We can! This delicious recipe incorporates delectable mushroom and truffle tapenade available all year round for your dining pleasures. Check out the recipe here.
Recipe halved beautifully. Did not have time for making balls. Poured hot chocolate and cream mix into a cling wrap filled cake pan, put in freezer for 30 minutes, the unwrapped chocolate onto a cutting board where I cut it into squares. Tossed squares in cocoa powder and they were ready to serve. Delicious!
A really great truffle! I doubled the recipe, brought to a boil 3 times just for kicks, and divided into 4 parts for variety. I made lemon and tyme, cinnamon and cayenne, Chambord and espresso with Baileys Irish Cream. The Baileys truffles resulted in a creamier ganache which, when chilled, was easiest to form into a ball for dipping. I found the best way to coat in melted chocolate was to use surgical gloves and keep hands independent. Roll the chilled ganache in one hand, coat the ganache ball with chocolate using the other hand.
There are so many recipes for ganache out there, but this really is the best. I've tried quite a few, and I even like this over the recipe my head chef gave me at the restaurant I work at. I convinced him to change it after I brought him truffles from home. hehe. There are many varieties to play with. I like to add cinnamon and cayenne as another reviewer mentioned, as well as hazelnut butter, seedless raspberry jam, etc. But I always use the same 2/3c cream to 11oz chocolate as my base for the smoothest, best truffles ever. If your truffles aren't holding up at room temperature and you coated them with chocolate, your chocolate coating was not properly tempered. Tempering chocolate is a pain and a half, but its worth it if your chocolates will be hanging out at room temp for long periods of time. If you just roll the little balls of ganache in cocoa powder, however, I've always found that they hold up quite nicely.
Fussy, but amazingly wonderful. Note: I added some cinnamon, a small bit of sugar, and cayenne pepper to the cocoa, which was a smashing success with the dark chocolate : )
This is one of those recipies that has very few ingredients and very few instructions, but it requires a lot of thinking about how the ingredients are behaving. Some people have tried this recipe and ended up with a chocolate mess, which is easy to see how they got there! First step is to get the ganache into "truffle shapes", not necessarily perfect little balls. Chill the ganache until just firm enough to handle. Use the refrigerator, not the freezer. Monitor carefully. Form into little shapes and then put into the freezer for a bit. Second step- if you want to smooth out the ganache balls before coating, do it now using gloved hands. Roll the ganache around in your hand, it will melt a bit, smooth it out. Back into the freezer. 3rd step- assembly line! Melted chocolate (double boiler), ganache balls, bowl of cocoa, another bowl with a small fine strainer. Smear warm chocolate on left hand (if right handed), pick up a ganache ball, coat with chocolate, drop into cocoa. DON'T USE YOUR HAND, use chopsticks or little tongs to roll the truffle around and to move it into the tea strainer. remove excess cocoa and drop into little decorative paper candy cups. Once you get the hang of it, you can do 100s of these at a time! :-)
I will be traveling and can not keep them chilled. will an airtight container at room temp be ok?
As many others have said, these are just heavenly. I've been making these for years, and they are always well received. Shaping them with a melon baller works best for me as well. If difficulty is experienced with the truffles holding up at room temperature, it's most likely due to the exterior "seal" not being complete. Making sure the warm chocolate completely covers the cold ganache center will alleviate "leakage". Don't add butter to these! Especially if expensive, high quality chocolate is used - there is no need, and it really takes away from them. :)
I'm a cook, not a baker, so not often do I make anything that I have to measure. But with only three ingredients, this recipe became my dessert for my truffle dinner. EASY! and DELICIOUS! After using the melon ball and teaspoon to scoop them onto parchment, I placed the little morsels in the freezer while heating the chocolate. I'm too lazy (see above refusal to measure) to use gloves, so just used my hands. I found best results from rolling the frozen truffle in my hand to shape and warm, smeared with chocolate, then rolled in cocao - easy and they look great. So easy, I was inspired to pick oranges off the tree, grate the zest and roll 1/3 in that, then another 1/3 in crushed pecans. The orange is AMAZING! Now my menu features 'hand rolled Belgium chocolate truffles' to follow my truffle oil dinner.
These truffles are absolutely lovely. Use excellent chocolate and it will do the work for you :)
melts in your mouth. best when eaten fresh. well worth the time. a fun project for a sun. afternoon.
Very easy - although messy - and delicious! I wound up with two dozen truffles, though (rolled, rather than piped them)and promise I didn't eat the ganache by the spoonful, no matter how tempting! If you're counting on 60 pieces, you might plan on making more than one batch.
This is an excellent truffle recipe. Because it is so simple, you can certainly be creative with different flavorings if you wish. I wanted to make "Earl Grey" truffles so I infused a couple tea bags into the cream while making the ganache. The result was subtle but definitely lent a bit of spiciness to the chocolate flavor and the bergamot came through quite well. I was amused to find this recipe as I had just been the lucky recipient of a nice box of La Maison Du Chocolat ganaches from a French friend!
These are great truffles! I have made them many times and people love them. I do follow the recipe as-is, but sometimes I add Kahlua, espresso powder or cayenne pepper to the chocolate. Hmmm. I guess that really isn't "following the recipe." My next truffle adventure is to press something into the middle during rolling. I use bittersweet chocolate (Santander is good, so is Valrhona) for the ganache and either bittersweet, milk or white chocolate to "enrobe" the truffles. I don't care for white chocolate (because it's not chocolate!), but I have friends who do. I also like to roll them in cocoa powder or toasted coconut after the "enrobing." A friend of mine rolls hers in coconut she has soaking in lime juice. Sounds wonderful to me! Can't imagine adding butter or sugar to this - or any other - truffle recipe! I was looking for a recipe where the chocolate took center stage and this is it. I roll by hand with and without gloves. It's tedious, but the outcome is yummy. These should be kept cold as the recipe suggests.
Disappointing. I've made truffles for years and was attracted to the simplicity of this recipe. Unfortunately, it was impossible to get the truffles to hold up at room temperature. I would suggest using 1/3 C cream and 1/3 C unsalted butter to 12 oz chocolate. That yeilds a truffle which will stand firm at room temperature.
Easy to make and excellent results! Wasn't sure what a gloved hand really meant in terms of kitchen tools, so used a plastic sandwich bag over my hand to smear chocolate and it worked well. Will definately make again.
tasty, but impossible to get the noted yield.
The reason Mr. Linxe boils his cream 3 times is because he buys it from a farm unpasteurized. he needs to kill the bacteria. therefore it "lasts longer". It's really not necessary for us.
As a pastry chef, I've made alot of truffles. This is my favorite recipe. The ganache is smooth and intense and it's very easy to make.
I've been making truffles for a couple of years now and these are definitely the easiest and delicious. I added some liqueur after I took it off the heat then cooled it a little then put it in the refrigerator and in an hour or so I could make little mounds with the pastry bag. I then froze them, rolled them in the melted chocolate and covered them with nuts. Perfect!
I didn't take enough excess cocoa powder off so the truffles were a little bitter a first but once they started to melt in your mouth, WOW!! they were good.
These creamy and intense nuggets were very popluar with my friends last Christmas. Using the pastry bag to shape them made it much easier, but I found recoating in chocolate a bit tedious. I also used Callebaut chocolate which is good and not as expensive as some others.
Not so sure why this is "Robert Linxe's" truffles, since this is the classic recipie for truffle filling (aka ganache). I use a 1-tablespoon scoop to form the truffles though the chocolate doesn't come out easily and you may have to work the mechanism a few times, I find it's easier to get the portion size correct. But the best idea here is to roll the truffles in your gloved hand containing a little melted chocolate -- so much easier than trying dipping forks or anything else. And the coating that ensues is perfect -- it keeps the truffle shape, but is thin and doesn't interfere with the truffle mouth feel (not to mention that you don't need tempered chocate because it's so thin). But be bold -- double the recipie and make as much as you like. Just keep most of the formed truffles cooling in the fridge as you roll some of them.
After tasting a sample of Robert Linxe's confections at a party in LA only to find out how hard they are to come across, I was thrilled to find this recipe. I also chose it because it was the most simple and was delighted that it came out so wonderfully! I did find it a bit challenging to shape the truffles, though.
Outstanding! This recipe is easy to follow and the results are delicious. I refrigerated my ganache and shaped the truffles with two spoons, which worked very well.
14 Chocolate Truffle Recipes That Make Perfectly Sweet Gifts
Rich and delicate, homemade chocolate truffles make an exquisite gift that will be treasured by all who are lucky enough to be on your list. Whether you want to give Mom a sweet present Mother's Day or love the idea of gifting family and friends something homemade during the holiday season, we promise that no one will resist taking a bite (or two!) of these chocolate truffles.
Start with our Easy Truffles, pictured here. In this recipe, all you need to do is pour warm heavy cream over semisweet chocolate and watch as the chocolate pieces slowly melt into a silky, shiny, beautiful mixture. You can add a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract for even more flavor, but this step is totally optional. Let the mixture chill, then scoop into balls and roll into cocoa powder, crushed nuts, dried flowers, shredded coconut, or anything else that your heart desires.
Once you master this simple recipe, try some of our many other flavorful versions. One of our favorite techniques is infusing heavy cream with another ingredient, such as ground coffee or tea leaves. You'll find recipes for both and the result is sure to perk you up. For the ultimate wintertime treat, we have white chocolate truffles that resemble miniature snowballs&mdashthey are so festive and sweet as can be. Shredded coconut is folded into the thick chocolate ganache before it's chilled, which not only adds a little extra sweetness, but texture, too.
No matter which recipe you choose to make first, we think you or a lucky recipient will absolutely adore our chocolate truffles.
5 Alcoholic Truffle Recipes
Truffles are one of my favourite things to eat – combine that with alcohol and you’re on to a winner! With a recipe to follow, homemade truffles can be heavenly and super rewarding to make. Here are 5 delicious alcoholic truffle recipes.
1. Prosecco Truffles
If you enjoy a glass or two of prosecco, you are going to love these Prosecco Truffles. A light prosecco flavoured centre encased in creamy milk chocolate, these chocolate truffles are rich and luxurious and surprisingly easy to make.
2. Gin and Toni’s Truffles
Gin and Tonic Truffles – the perfect homemade Christmas gift. Ideal for a gin or chocolate lover in your life!
3. Baileys Strawberry Truffles
Delicious Homemade Truffles with Baileys Strawberries and Cream, a White Chocolate Coating, and Freeze Dried Strawberries. Baileys Strawberry Truffles are the BEST!
4. Red Wine Truffles
Here’s a decadent treat for chocolate + wine lovers: Red Wine Truffles
5. Boozy Ginger Truffles
Inspired by a classic cocktail, these boozy Ginger Truffles feature rum, ginger & lime. Dark, bittersweet chocolate works in harmony with the cocktail flavours to deliver bite sized velvet soft treats. They are simple to make and a breeze to eat.
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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Truffles
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Truffles from Gimme Some Oven are perfect for Fall! White chocolate and pumpkin are truly a match made in heaven!
Chocolate Dipped Banana Bread Truffles
Chocolate Dipped Banana Bread Truffles because we all love banana bread and we all love chocolate, and this combo is to die for! You could make these truffles with white chocolate as a substitute and it would be delicious!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles
Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles from Bakarella for the next time a peanut butter craving hits! Truffle recipes with peanut butter are always a hit!
Caramel Dark Chocolate Truffles with Fleur de Sel
Caramel Dark Chocolate Truffles with Fleur de Sel from from Epicurious have the perfect combo of sweet and salty! This is a great brand of Fleur de Sel that works well with many other truffle recipes too.
Coconut White Chocolate Truffles
Coconut White Chocolate Truffles from Honest Cooking are such a fun winter truffle! They look like little snowballs and would make a perfect addition to any DIY truffles holiday gift basket!
Gingerbread Cookie Dough Truffles
Gingerbread Cookie Dough Truffles from Love and Olive Oil have such amazing flavor you’ll want to make a batch for yourself too if you are gifting these DIY truffles. If you love gingerbread you might also enjoy these cookies.
Raspberry Chocolate Truffles
Raspberry Chocolate Truffles from Real Food Real Deals are mouthwatering truffles, and perfect any time of year.
Orange Creamsicle Truffles
Orange Creamsicle Truffles from Cooking Classy are so unique and have a a delightful presentation. I love that these DIY truffles are unique!
Sparkly White Chocolate Lemon Truffles
Sparkly White Chocolate Lemon Truffles from How Sweet Eats are just as delicious as they are beautiful! The sugar coating on these makes such a visual impact!
Salted Caramel Cookie Dough Truffles
Salted Caramel Cookie Dough Truffles from The Baker Chick are a party of a truffle! These are a labor of love but totally worth it!
I hope you enjoy these truffle recipes! If you make any I’d love to see what they turned out like! Please follow me on pinterest and share pics of any recipes you try!
Our best truffle recipes
From limoncello to chocolate hazelnut, we've rounded up some of our favourite truffle recipes for you to enjoy.
White Chocolate Coconut Truffles
Chewy toasted coconut plays off creamy, coconut-scented white chocolate in these decadent truffles from our Holiday Best 2002 special issue. Resembling tiny snowballs, they add a pretty contrast to a plate of dark chocolate truffles.
Fruit and Nut Truffles
Chewy, crunchy and rich, these truffles have it all. They're a beautiful treat passed around the table after dinner or laid out for nibbling during cocktail hour. If you don't want messy, chocolaty fingers, make sure your hands are cold, and work quickly when shaping the truffles.
Rooibos Tea Truffles
Rooibos tea has a rich and herbaceous flavour that's absolutely divine when blended into creamy white chocolate. If the melted chocolate firms up as you're coating the truffles, gently reheat it over hot water for a few seconds until smooth again.
8 Best Chocolate Truffles Recipes
Truffles are a gift from the chocolate gods that we simply cannot get enough of here at Honest Cooking. We love them, almost in any concoction, from chili kicking to beer infused. These are our 8 favorite recipes for these lovely bites of sin.
By Kalle Bergman
Truffles are a gift from the chocolate gods that we simply cannot get enough of here at Honest Cooking. We love them, almost in any concoction, from chili kicking to beer infused. These are our 8 favorite recipes for these lovely bites of sin.
1. Coconut White Chocolate Truffles
A classic combination, where the coconut flakes give extra texture, and the white chocolate adds a smoothness to the flavor. Get the recipe
2. Whiskey, Chocolate and Walnut Truffles
What you hated in chocolate when you were young (hopefully) – booze – it is now time to adore. Whiskey and chocolate make sweet love to each other in these delicious truffles. Get the recipe
3. Chocolate Beer Truffles
Two of the best things in life, beer and chocolate, combines into something that is even better in these truffles. Cheerio! Get the recipe
4. Chocolate Chili Truffles
One of the first rules of chocolate is that it is always (ALWAYS) a good idea to add chili to it. Get the recipe
5. Sinful Nougat Truffles
Double-coated with dark chocolate and sprinkled with nuts, these truffles have a ridiculously delicious nougat center that sometimes makes us want to cry with happiness. Get the recipe
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6. Red Wine Chocolate Truffles
See a pattern here? Yes, we like to add alcohol to our truffles. But can you really blame us? It is so delicious! Get the recipe
7. Chocolate Cherry Truffles
Roasted hazelnuts, cherries, cherry liqueur (there we go again with the booze) and homemade marmalade are packed into these lovely little nuggets of goodness. Get the recipe
8. Chocolate Truffles with Chili Salt
A little bit of salt always works wonders with chocolate, and when the salt has a slight chili kick – welcome to chocolate heaven. Get the recipe
Kalle Bergman is a food writer and media entrepreneur who is the founder of Honest Cooking. As a food writer, his writing has been regularly featured in publications like Gourmet, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post and Serious Eats. He is obsessed with simple food, more often than not from his native Scandinavia.