Hot Chocolate Truffles

Hot Chocolate Truffles, drop one into a cup of hot milk and stir for perfect Hot Cocoa!

Hot Chocolate Truffles, or some people call them Hot Chocolate Bombs are my favorite thing to give out to the neighbors at Christmas!  Just drop one into a cup of hot milk and stir for the most perfect hot chocolate!  Rich, decanted and a hint of peppermint from the candy canes!  They’re fun to make and everyone needs some more hot chocolate during the holiday season. Plus, I like to stand out from all the sugar cookies they get 🙂

Hot Chocolate Truffles, drop one into a cup of hot milk and stir for perfect Hot Cocoa! Yum!

Yup, just plop a truffle bomb in and stir!  The bigger you make your truffles the more intense the hot chocolate will be…so that’s up to you!

Hot Chocolate Truffles, drop one into a cup of hot milk and stir for perfect Hot Cocoa! Yum!

Where did I get this recipe?  Oh you know… an ex-boyfriend’s sister.  Story of my life.  My family measures time in my old boyfriends. “Oh! That was 3 boyfriends ago!”  Thanks family….

But I do laugh whenever I make these truffles because it seems like just yesterday I was at her house making these with her kids.  Thanks again Kim, I’m still hooked years later! Hot Chocolate Bombs, just add to 1 cup of hot milk and stir!

Just dump all the ingredients into your pot and heat until melted and smooth!  As I say in the directions, you can add extracts (other than vanilla) to make them even more special.  Almond Hot Chocolate, Orange Hot Chocolate… the possibilities are endless!

My favorite gift for the neighbors!

 

When it’s all good and meted, pour into a bowl or tupperware and let it chill!

 

Yummm! Hot Chocolate Truffles are so easy to make!

 

I don’t know what I would do without my fabulous food scoops! I have almost every size and I use them for everything!  This one is the perfect size for all the truffles I make and it makes the scooping process fly by!  It’s also an awesome stocking stuffer for the bakers in your life 🙂

 

Hot Chocolate Truffles, drop one into a cup of hot milk and stir for perfect Hot Cocoa! Yum!

You don’t have to roll your truffles in crushed candy canes.  I just think it’s festive and adds some fun flavor.  But you can roll them in cocoa powder to give a simple look!  My original post for this recipe shows what they look like in cocoa powder.

Hot Chocolate Truffles, drop one into a cup of hot milk and stir for perfect Hot Cocoa! Yum!

Still looking for more fun Christmas recipes?

Easy Wreath Cookies using M&M’s and Fruit by the Foot!

How to make adorable Christmas Wreath Cookies! So easy!

 Perfect for munching on while watching movies or out seeing the neighborhood lights! Peppermint Bark Muddy Buddies!

Peppermint Bark Puppy Chow | Your Cup of Cake

 How adorable are these?  Ornament Sugar Cookies using my favorite sugar cookie recipe!

Adorable Ornament Sugar Cookies

 Reindeer Cookies to bring some major cuteness to your next cookie swap!

Rudolph Reindeer Cookies

Hot Chocolate Truffles

Yield: 15-20 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
Crushed canes or cocoa powder for rolling

Directions

1. Over medium heat, melt chocolate chips, heavy cream, sugar, salt and vanilla extract in a sauce pan. Stir until smooth. (You can add flavorings like almond extract, peppermint extract if you want!)
2. Pour into a bowl and place in the fridge until cool. (1-2 hours) I sometimes put mine in the freezer to speed up the process.
3. Scoop out chocolate balls (a little bigger than a tablespoon) and then roll in crushed candy canes or cocoa powder. You can then pop them in the freezer to set a little firmer and then wrap in plastic wrap, goody bags or in a box using mini cupcake liners! Store in the fridge until ready to use!
4. To use: Drop one truffle into a cup of hot milk and stir until smooth. Enjoy!

32 thoughts on “Hot Chocolate Truffles

  1. 1
    Carolyn M. Lawson says:

    Would this work in a cup of coffee? Have you tried? I am not a hot chocolate drinker but these are so cute and pretty. I do like my coffee. Love your website. The pictures are magical!

    Carolyn

  2. 2
    Jesscia says:

    These look soooo yummy. Can they be stored in the freezer, and if so, for how long? I love hot chocolate but have never found a good recipe and would love to try this. However, it’s just my husband and I so we would drink it over a period of time. I’d probably cut the recipe in half, but even 8-10 would last us a while. About how long would they take to defrost enough to use?

    Thanks!
    Jessica

    • 2.1

      Yes, they can be stored in the freezer! They should be fine for several months. As for the thawing… you can always just zap them in the microwave too! They shouldn’t take too long to melt into your hot milk!

  3. 3
    Brandi Robertson says:

    Would this recipe be okay just to eat? I’m looking for interesting truffles to make for a party.

  4. 4
    Kim says:

    I’m glad you’re still hooked! So am I! Have a Merry Christmas!

  5. 5
    Laura says:

    I know I’m a little late to the dance, but I made these last night. After reading the comments about the truffles not setting, I used 3 cups of chocolate chips & they were perfect. We also like our hot chocolate more intense, so we are using 3/4 cup milk. And then glorious hot cocoa comfort enveloped us!!! Thanks for yet another great recipe Miss Lizzy!!!

    • 5.1
      Sarah says:

      Hi Laura! I want to try it your way, but when you say 3/4 cup of milk do you mean you mixed the 3 cups of chocolate with 3/4 cup of cream instead of 1 cup when making the truffles or did you use 1 cup of cream and 3 cups of choc chips for thr truffles but then when you put your truffle in your cup you use 3/4 cup milk for drinking? Did u adjust the sugar? Thanks!

  6. 6
    van says:

    I wonder if I could sub white chocolate chips in this recipe. I have a friend that can’t have chocolate except for white.

  7. 7
    Kim says:

    If I want to add a flavoring like peppermint or coconut extract, would I swap out the vanilla or add it in addition to the vanilla? Also how much of the other extact should I use?

  8. 8
    Kim says:

    Have you tried adding alcohol as a flavoring for an adult hot chocolate? Any ideas on an amount to add?

  9. 9
    Misha Dement says:

    Thinking of making these with white chocolate as well, will let you know how they turn out….

  10. 10
    Alicia says:

    Would these work if instead of scooping them I poured them into a mold? I want to make some fun shaped ones for Christmas gifts

    • 10.1

      The problem you will probably have is that they won’t hold them shape. They don’t set up rick solid, so little truffle balls are best. But you can increase the chocolate chips and decrease the cream to make them more firm!

  11. 11
    Tina says:

    How many truffles does this recipe make?

  12. 12
    Kathy says:

    Brilliant! Can’t wait to try

  13. 13
    Denise says:

    Is there a difference between using milk or heavy cream in this recipe?

  14. 14
    Patty K says:

    I LOVE this idea of using it to make hot chocolate! Like a truffle bomb!

  15. 15
    Retta Burkett says:

    Hi! These look amazing and like a perfect addition (or completion!) to a hot cocoa bar I’m doing for a baby shower! How long will they stay good after you make them (without freezing them?)

  16. 16
    Marie says:

    I dont see the ingredients anywhere !! I see chocolate, cream…. what are the quantity ? merci 🙂

    • 16.1
      Regina Hulse says:

      Ingredients

      2 3/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
      1 cup heavy cream
      1 tablespoon sugar
      ¼ teaspoon salt
      2 teaspoons vanilla extract
      Crushed canes or cocoa powder for rolling
      Directions

      1. Over medium heat, melt chocolate chips, heavy cream, sugar, salt and vanilla extract in a sauce pan. Stir until smooth. (You can add flavorings like almond extract, peppermint extract if you want!)
      2. Pour into a bowl and place in the fridge until cool. (1-2 hours) I sometimes put mine in the freezer to speed up the process.
      3. Scoop out chocolate balls (a little bigger than a tablespoon) and then roll in crushed candy canes or cocoa powder. You can then pop them in the freezer to set a little firmer and then wrap in plastic wrap, goody bags or in a box using mini cupcake liners! Store in the fridge until ready to use!
      4. To use: Drop one truffle into a cup of hot milk and stir until smooth. Enjoy!
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    • 16.2
      Regina Hulse says:

      Maria,
      I copied the recipe for you, I think it may have posted into a new comment instead of a reply to you?

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