Hot Chocolate Truffles



The Story:

         Truffles have always scared me.  They just seem like something you get during the holidays from fancy stores, not something I could do myself.  But I gained some confidence when I went to my boyfriend’s sister’s house and saw her making these sweet things.  I thought, “Hm, maybe I can do this.”  So here you go. 
         Just because Christmas is over, it doesn’t mean hot chocolate season is over too!  Crush all those extra candy canes and get rolling![end-story]

Hot Chocolate Truffles

Yield: 15 truffles

Hot Chocolate Truffles

Ingredients

2 3/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
cocoa powder, crushed candy canes, mini chocolate chips for rolling

Directions

1. Place all ingredients in a pot and melt together on low heat until smooth. Stir constantly.
2. Let cool in the fridge until stiff enough to scoop.
3. Make small scoops, about 2 Tablespoons each. And place them in the freezer for and hour.
4. Remove scoops, roll into balls.
5. Roll in your choice of decoration. Crushed candy cane, cocoa, cinnamon, mini marshmallows. (If you try the mini marshmallows, you really have to push the marshmallows into the chocolate balls.)
6. Wrap each ball in suran wrap and keep chilled until ready to use.
7. When ready, drop chocolate balls into 1 ½ cups of hot milk and stir!

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53 thoughts on “Hot Chocolate Truffles

  1. 1
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    These are so cute!! I love the mini marshmallow ones the most :)

  2. 2
    Pilaud says:

    The marshmallow are amazing, and I love your truffles.
    YUMMY !!!!
    You are in my new link to follow…

  3. 3
    YummyInspirations says:

    What a yummy use of leftover candy canes!

  4. 4
    Vlad says:

    genious!

  5. 5
    CrazyMomma D says:

    question: how do you think these would fare mailing them to someone??

  6. 6
    Lizzy Mae says:

    Well, they do have cream in them. But you could make a batch, keep them on the kitchen counter for a few days and then try them as a test run.

  7. 7
    Heidi @ Food Doodles says:

    Oooh, those are so pretty! I've actually never made truffles, but keep saying I want to. I should just do it! I think the mini marshmallow ones are incredibly cute, but I think I'd love the candy cane ones the most :D

  8. 8
    Anonymous says:

    Hi there Liz ("Cardigan Liz"). A college friend just showed me your blog last night. IT is very impressive that you are doing school, blogging and singing (I hope you are still doing that!)all at the same time. How do you price your cupcakes for catering? Your blog is really great BTW. Lots of good photos, cute stories and personality.
    Ciel Murri (mother of B).

  9. 9
    Lizzy Mae says:

    Ciel! So good to hear from you. I texted Brent to get your email, but if you get this first, email me at yourcupofcake@gmail.com

  10. 10
    Erica says:

    these sounds awesome! thanks, lizzy!

  11. 11
    Anonymous says:

    I would love to know where to get little mini marshmallows.

  12. 12
    Lizzy Mae says:

    I got them from a wholesale place. You can call the wholesalers in your area or order them online!

  13. 13
    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says:

    THese are perfect! I would love them rolled in powdered sugar too. Or maybe cinnamon sugar

  14. 14
    Anonymous says:

    These are great! Are these solely for making hot chocolate or are they just as tasty to eat as truffles?

  15. 15
    Lizzy Mae says:

    They are very rich, so they are mainly for melting in a drink. But I did just finish some fabulous truffles for eating, so that recipe will be up soon!

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  17. 17

    What a fabulous recipe to have & share! Very non-intimidating! I like how few ingredients it has and yet how elegant they look! 5-stars! Can’t wait to try! As a chronic pain patient, this is recipe that doesn’t seem to overpowering yet gets a lovely look at the end! Quick QUESTION: Can you double recipe? Or is it better with this kind of recipe to do these in their own batches so you know the flavor and such is there?

  18. 18
    Anon says:

    I love this recipe. BUT, this year for Christmas I’m making the same thing, only with Oreo Truffles. Still dipping them in crunched candy canes and mini marshmallows. :) YUMMMM!

  19. 19
    sesquive says:

    So, I tried the recipe, but I ran into a big time issue; the truffles were too soft, as in they didn’t hold their shape and would melt within five minutes of being out of freezer. I followed the recipe exactly as you suggested, any idea of what could have caused that issue?

    Thanks and you have a gorgeous site!

  20. 20
    Melina says:

    Wow, I want to make some to give out as gift during during the holidays. Can I make them in advance and freeze them until I’m ready to deliver them ??

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  23. 23
    Megan says:

    Hi! I made these last night and they turned out fantastically! I’m going to give them as gifts to my coworkers. Thank you so much for this!

  24. 24
    Amelia says:

    I’m doing this recipie as I type–it seems you either need to set your freezer colder or wait more like an hour 30 minutes, stopping at the 45 minute mark to open up the insides, for it to fully freeze. Otherwise, I’ve gotten gloopy balls that stick to your hands. They are delicious, though.

  25. 25
    Felicity says:

    How long do they normally need in the fridge… my mix has been in the fridge for an hour and still seems kinda runny.

  26. 26
    Patricia says:

    Just made, they are wonderful! Thank you for the recipe.

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  31. 31
    mikee says:

    does it melt?

  32. 32
    Gail Hovanesian says:

    I love the taste of orange and chocolate. I’ll bet they would taste good with grated orange rind then dip in the cocoa. I’m going to try these this weekend!

  33. 33
    Julie says:

    I m curious if anybody knows how long these will keep in the frig? If I give them as gifts, I am thinking I should put a “use by” date. Also curious if they should be stored frozen and how well they hold up in the freezer?

    • 33.1

      It’s all about the cream! So if anything thing I would use the cream date found on the carton as the “use by” date, but it’s true, if you freeze them they will last longer! Though they shouldn’t be frozen when you drop them into your hot milk or else your hot chocolate won’t be that hot…. :)

  34. 34
    Kelly says:

    Would full fat coconut milk work as a sub for the heavy cream?

  35. 35
    Mari J says:

    Shared you chocolate truffle link on FB

  36. 36
    Lina says:

    Mine don’t hold their shape and kind of melt even in the fridge. Can I reduce the amount of cream?

  37. 37
    Megan says:

    These are so cute and festive!

  38. 38
    Jessica says:

    Hi! I made up a batch of these on Monday night; let them cool in the refrigerator overnight; scooped out balls and put them in the freezer. After 2 days, the balls are still too soft to handle. Any ideas on what needs to be done to firm them up?

    Please help! I wanted to use them for gifts.

    • 38.1

      I’m so sorry! That’s so weird, mine were soft but not too soft to where they lose their shape. Add more chocolate chips next time! That will for sure firm them up because it will change the ratio!

  39. 39
    Melinda says:

    What a great holiday gift. I had to make these in mass for my neighbor gifts and I didn’t have much time with a 2 month old baby so I made a test batch where I doubled the recipe using only 1 1/3 c cream (2/3 c per 2 c of chocolate chips) and I poured it into an 8 x 8 pan lined with parchment paper. I used pressed mini marshmallows on top and put in the fridge overnight. I then cut them into 2 x 2 squares. It was super easy and a great gift! I’m going to make more for the neighbors now!!! Thanks for the recipe!!! When my son gets older, I’m sure he’ll love rolling them into balls… But for now, it’s hot chocolate truffle squares :).

  40. 40
    Kelsie says:

    Wanted to share my backlink and my fun variations! Enjoyed this project a lot!!
    http://athousandredbirds.blogspot.com/2014/02/hot-chocolate-truffles.html

  41. 41
    Sara says:

    Hi, just thought you’d like to know that your pictures were posted without attribution here: http://mindblowingdesserts.blogspot.com/. Glad I found the original recipe, though! Looks yummy!

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