Chocolate Truffles

This Christmas I wanted to create some sort of treat that I could use as gifts for my family this year.  So I attempted a new treat that was completely new to me: Chocolate Truffles.  I scoured the internet for beginners recipes and found at least 50 different options.  At first I was only going to make a few types but once I got into it, I settled on making 6 different types of Chocolate truffles:

  • No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
  • Traditional Chocolate Ganache Truffles
  • Bailey’s Irish Creme Truffles
  • Peanut Butter Truffles
  • Salted Caramel Truffles
  • Hazelnut Truffles

The hazelnut and chocolate ganache truffles were the easiest to make as they were rolled in nuts or gimmies.  Scooping and rolling the other types of truffles were a challenge at times given most of them melted as they were being rolled.  I did refrigerate the truffles to help but they still were quite messy.  Dipping the truffles in coating chocolate is definitely an art that I have yet to master.  I was using a fork to coat the truffles so it may be a matter of better tools to ease that step.  Or it might just take more practice.

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From left to right: Hazelnut Truffles, Salted Caramel Truffles, Peanut Butter Truffles, Bailey’s Irish Creme Truffles, Traditional Chocolate Ganache Truffles, No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
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No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

Of all the options, the consensus is that Peanut Butter Truffles were the favorite, followed by the Bailey’s Irish Creme version (although these must be shared as they are very rich).  My personal favorite was the Salted Caramel Truffles.

Tips for making truffles?  I’d love to hear about your experiences.

Until next time, happy baking!

 

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