Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Truffles
Chocolate truffles: those dreamy, creamy chocolatey treats, rolled in cocoa powder or a mix of chopped dry-roasted pistachios and almonds.
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Last modified on: January 6th 2016

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For 30 truffles, you will need:
  • 1 Chocolate ganache 300 g Chocolate ganache
  • 2 whole almonds 30 g whole almonds
  • 3 pistachios 30 g pistachios
  • 4 powdered cocoa 30 g powdered cocoa
  • Total weight: 390 grams

Change these quantities to make: 10 truffles 15 truffles 30 truffles 60 truffles 90 truffles
How long does it take?
Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
2 hours 39 min.15 min.2 hours 54 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 2 hours
Chocolate Truffles
Prepare 300 g Chocolate ganache, pour into a dish and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight to set.

Stage 2 - 15 min.
Chocolate Truffles
Dry roast 30 g whole almonds and 30 g pistachios for 15 minutes in the oven at 300°F (150°C).

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Chocolate Truffles
Chop the nuts coarsly and set aside.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
Chocolate Truffles
Take out about a teaspoonful of ganache.

Stage 5 - 1 min.
Chocolate Truffles
Form roughly into a ball with your fingers (latex gloves will help keep your hands clean.).

Stage 6 - 1 min.
Chocolate Truffles
Roll with the palm of the other hand...

Stage 7
Chocolate Truffles
...until nicely rounded.

Stage 8 - 1 min.
Chocolate Truffles
Dip the truffle in cocoa powder...

Stage 9
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...and put on a plate.

Stage 10
Chocolate Truffles
For the nutty version, leave off the cocoa and roll the truffle in the chopped-nut mixture, using gentle pressure to help the nuts stick.

Stage 11 - 30 min.
Chocolate Truffles
Prepare all the truffles like this.

Keep them in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
You can vary the flavour your truffles by adding vanilla or an alcohol that you enjoy.
Several days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
828 Kcal or 3,467 Kj27 gr126 gr129 gr
41 %11 %12 %20 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
212 Kcal or 888 Kj7 gr32 gr33 gr
11 %3 %3 %5 %
Per truffles
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
28 Kcal or 117 Kj1 gr4 gr4 gr
1 %<1 %<1 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Nuts
How much will it cost?
  • For 30 truffles : 2.60 €
  • Per truffles : 0.09 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Chocolate ganacheChocolate ganache: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Two-coloured chocolate-orange tart, Chocolate and vanilla crème brûlée, Hazelnut and chocolate biscuits, Flaky chocolate brioche, Little cakes with a chocolate and hazelnut centre, ... All
Powdered cocoaPowdered cocoa: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Chocolate almond cookies, Little Christmas biscuits, Flaky brownie brioche, Black Forest gateau, Little chocolate and hazelnut fondants, ... All
Whole almondsWhole almonds: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Grandma Solange's biscuits, Tomato pesto, Beetroot and fried chicken salad, Rice pudding with fruit and nuts, Frozen Nougat, ... All
PistachiosPistachios: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Pistachio shortbread biscuits, Saucipain, Chocolate mendiants, Granola, Crisp apricot and pistachio tart, ... All
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