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homemade holiday chocolate truffles

Holiday Chocolate Truffles (3 Ways!)

Easy chocolate truffles with flavour combinations that will make all your guests happy! Perfect for every occasion!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Resting in Fridge Time 1 d
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 20 truffles


  • 8 oz Valrhona Guanaja: 70% Cacao, Dark Chocolate for Baking (or your favourite baking chocolate)

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

  • 1/4 tsp Nielsen-Massey Orange Extract 

    (You can also use Nielsen-Massey Almond, Peppermint, and Vanilla extract to create different flavours)
  • Orange Zest  (optional as garnish)

  • white sugar

    (For optional coating)


  • Combine baking chocolate, whipping cream and extract in a microwavable safe bowl.

  • Microwave for 1 minute and stir until all chocolate is melted. (If you do not want to microwave the mixture, you can use a double boiler to mix the ingredients together)

  • Let mixture cool in the fridge for 24 hours

  • Remove from the fridge and let sit in room temperature for about 5 minutes.

  • Roll into 20 truffle balls

  • In a separate plate, spread a thin layer of sugar and coat each truffle in sugar.

  • Garnish with orange zest


You can easily change up the flavours of these chocolate truffles! 
Peppermint Truffles: Baking chocolate, cream, peppermint extract. Garnish with crushed up candy canes! 
Almond Truffles: Baking chocolate, cream, almond extract. Garnish with sea salt!
Double Chocolate Truffles: Baking chocolate, cream. Dust with cocoa powder! 
The possibilities are endless! Have fun and experiment away! 
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