Melt-In-Your-Mouth Truffles

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Truffles

These rich chocolate truffles are pure indulgence.

30 min.prep time 10:30total time
36 bars
333 Ratings

Ingredients

1/2 cup whipping cream
8 ounces dark sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped*
2 teaspoons vanilla**
Finely chopped nuts, if desired
Unsweetened cocoa, if desired
Powdered sugar, if desired

Directions

Combine whipping cream and chocolate in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth (2 to 4 minutes). Stir in butter until melted. Stir in butter until melted; stir in vanilla. Place mixture into medium bowl. Cover; refrigerate until firm enough to shape (at least 2 hours).

To make truffles, shape about 1 teaspoonful chocolate mixture into 1-inch balls. (Mixture will be soft.) Roll in finely chopped nuts, cocoa or powdered sugar, if desired. Refrigerate until firm (at least 8 hours). Cover; store refrigerated or frozen.

*Substitute 8 (1-ounce) squares semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped.

**Substitute 1/2 teaspoon mint extract or 4 teaspoons your favorite liqueur.

Microwave Directions: Place whipping cream and chocolate in microwave-safe 2-cup measure. Microwave on HIGH (100% power), stirring after half the time, until chocolate is melted (1 to 2 minutes). Stir until smooth; stir in butter until melted. Stir in vanilla. Place mixture into medium bowl. Cover; refrigerate until firm enough to shape (at least 2 hours). To make truffles, follow shaping directions above. Refrigerate until firm (at least 8 hours).

Recipe Tip

Mixture can be kept in refrigerator for up to 3 days before forming into balls.

Nutrition Facts (1 truffle)

Calories: 60

Fat: 5g

Cholesterol: 8mg

Sodium: 15mg

Carbohydrates: 4g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 0g

Recipe #5597A©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I made these about 18 years ago (I bought a little Land O Lakes recipe book in the grocery store). I thought they were delicious and I've made them a few times since. A bit messy to make, but delicious to eat.
I have made other truffles very easily with no problems at all. I tried several times to roll these into balls but was only able to roll them into logs. They were too hard no matter how I tried. I let them sit out and tried to roll one every 5 minutes for 50 minutes. Each time, they melted quickly in my hands and I was only able to roll them into logs not balls. I threw them out and made more to the cappuccino truffles instead.
These are really great! I have made this recipe since LOL first published it (maybe 8 years). You need to keep these chilled because they get soft very quickly but they are very rich and extremely easy to make. And everyone loves them. When I serve them, I put them on a chiller platter to keep them cool and solid.

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