Decadent 5 Ingredient Chocolate Truffles
Valentine’s Day might be a holiday perpetuated by cards and candy companies but it also might just be the greatest excuse to treat yourself to some decadence. I mean rich chocolate, smooth cream, melt in your mouth decadence. Or in other words, these extremely easy to make 5 Ingredient Chocolate Truffles.Jump to Recipe
I personally enjoy Valentine’s Day, and always have. I mean all the free candy? Happy little heart cutouts everywhere? Those cute little drugstore cards you handed out in grade school? What’s not to like?
I think the reason many people don’t like the holiday is they get caught up in the comparison game. Especially if you are spending the holiday without a significant other. But let me tell you a little secret: Valentine’s Day becomes a whole lot better when you focus on what you love about you, and take a little time to celebrate that.
For example I love chocolate truffles, and think it’s a tad bit incredible that I’ve figured out how to make them from scratch. So while yes, I plan on sharing these with my husband, I also planning on putting away quite a few by myself. These truffles are also a great treat to bring to work (instant popularity) or even to a Galentine’s bash.
How to Make 5 Ingredient Chocolate Truffles
These truffles start with a chocolate ganache base. Which sounds way fancier and harder to do than it actually is. But ganache is a great word to mention to your friends or coworkers when you want to impress them with your fancy cooking skills.
Basically a ganache is a combination of cream and chocolate. That’s really all there is too it.
So for these 5 Ingredient Chocolate Truffles we are going to start by heating heavy cream on the stove top. The cream will heat up pretty quickly so be sure to stay close and mix often. When the cream starts to bubble and froth, add the coffee and vanilla and mix well.
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Next place your chocolate in a bowl and slowly pour the warm cream over the chocolate. Side note here, I think it’s just fine to use chocolate chips as long as they melt completely. There are some who say the best ganache can only be made with shaved or shredded baker’s chocolate. If you would rather by a bar of good (high cocoa) baking chocolate and shred it instead of using chips, that will work well too.
Mix the cream and chips until completely melted and the mixture is smooth. Now you need to let the ganache set up before it can be rolled into truffle balls. You can wait just a couple of hours, but I actually let mine set in the fridge overnight.
Once ganache has cooled, scoop into about teaspoon sized balls. Again I set these on a baking sheet and put them in the freezer to firm up before I rolled them smooth. The next step is messy, but worth it. Roll each ball in your hands to form a smooth surface. Then roll the truffle through cocoa powder.
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Now cocoa powder does impart a somewhat rich but bitter flavor to the truffles. If you would rather, you can use powdered, or even granular sugar instead.
5 Ingredient Chocolate Mocha Truffles
- 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips or baking chocolate
- 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp brewed coffee
- coco powder, for truffle coating
Heat the whipping cream on the stove top until the cream begins to steam and froth.
Stirring continuously add the vanilla and coffee.
Place chocolate in a medium sized glass bowl. Pour warm cream mixture over chocolate and stir immediately. Gently fold cream into the chocolate until it is completely melted and the mixture is smooth.
Let ganche chill in the fridge for several hours or even overnight until firm. Roll into small balls (the dough may be messy so using gloves or plastic bags to handle the dough will keep you cleaner).
Roll truffle balls through cocoa powder, or topping of your choice. Store in the fridge for up to a week.
So what are you waiting for? Tell yourself how much you love you, and whip up a batch of these 5 Ingredient Chocolate Truffles this Valentine’s Day.
Until we cook again,
~ Chloe M.