Rich Chocolate Truffles

READY IN: 1hr 45mins
Recipe by Marg CaymanDesigns

I made these one year and gave them as Christmas gifts. They were the most popular presents I ever gave! I can't remember yield and times exactly now so they are a guess with cook time being chill time.

Top Review by Fred Grier

I was concerned at first - with so much butter in this recipe, it made the balls very difficult to coat. However, I improvised with a thick coat of the suggested white icing over the mess of chocolate. Since I added peppermint instead of vanilla, I decided to sprinkle peppermint flakes (from dicing up candy canes) on top. Recipients were thrilled. they told me that these were better than store bought! I've received so many e-mails and thanks for my hard work. These are worth the trouble.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 23 cups whipping cream
  • 12 cup real butter (no substitute)
  • 8 ounces semisweet baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1 13 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract or 1 tablespoon liqueur
  • Coating

  • 12 -18 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips or 12 -18 ounces milk chocolate chips
  • 2 -3 tablespoons shortening
  • 14 cup powdered sugar
  • 14 teaspoon milk


  1. In saucepan, combine whipping cream & butter.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, just until mixture boils; remove from heat. Stir in chocolates until melted; continue stirring until mixture cools & thickens slightly.
  3. Stir in vanilla.
  4. Pour into shallow glass dish.
  5. Cover; chill until firm.
  6. With spoon scoop mixture into 1 inch balls.
  7. Coating Melt chocolate & shortening over low heat; stirring constantly.
  8. (use 1 Tbsp of shortening for every 6 oz. of chocolate).
  9. When mixture is smooth remove from heat. Dip each truffle into coating.
  10. (I found dr opping them in the chocolate & then fishing them out with a spoon worked best. But work quickly or they will melt) Then either place them on foil or in foil candy papers & allow to harden.
  11. Mix powdered sugar & milk.
  12. Drizzle over truffles in various designs.

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