Need a special treat for a special occasion? Maybe Valentine’s Day? Homemade truffles may seem a little intimidating. But making homemade truffles yourself is simple and actually quite fun. Not to mention you get to customize them so you get exactly what you want. All you need is a handful of ingredients and a little patience.
2 2/3 cup good quality chocolate, finely chopped (I used our Oro Bittersweet chocolate because I like my truffles dark, but you can use whatever you want.)
1 cup heavy cream
5 tablespoons butter
Chocolate for dipping (I used Venetian milk chocolate because it’s my favorite and I like the contrast between the milk and the dark, but of course, you use what you want.)
White chocolate for drizzling (optional)
Put your chopped chocolate in a medium bowl.
In a small saucepan, bring heat cream over medium heat until it just comes to a boil. Do not let it boil. Remove from heat and pour over chocolate. Don’t stir. Let it sit for 2 minutes.
Whisk cream and chocolate together. Add butter and continue to whisk until everything is well combined. (You may need to pop the bowl in the microwave for a minute to heat it up a little to get the butter to melt.)
Refrigerate for 2 hours or until completely set.
Form into small balls. I used a #100 disher to help me get them uniformly sized. Gently roll each truffle in your hands to smooth them out.
Put back in the fridge for about an hour to firm back up.
Meanwhile, melt and temper the chocolate you plan to dip the truffle centers in.
Dip each truffle center in the melted and tempered chocolate and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat with all truffles. Allow to completely set.
Drizzle with white chocolate if desired.