What’s more romantic than a box filled with homemade truffles? Not much I’d say. Except maybe sharing them in bed together. Ummm…but I’m not sharing these! Make your own, dude. (JK. You can have one. I said one!).
Forrest Gump’s Mama said, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” Well, that may be true, however you can be sure that this box of chocolate is going to be delicious. And you’ll know what’s inside each one because, well, you made them!
How To Make Homemade Truffles
Start by making your ganache and let it chill for at least an hour. Use this time to search around the house for a pretty box or order one online. Write a cute little love note to attach to your gift.
Measure out ½ cup of confectioners sugar in a small bowl.
Once the ganache is firm, use a ½ tablespoon or a melon baller and scoop out the chocolate and form into uniform balls.
Gently roll the ganache into a ball.
Your hands will be covered in chocolate. Do not, I repeat, do not wear white while making these. By the way, anyone know how to get chocolate out of a new white skirt? I’m asking for a friend….
Try to roll out the ganache fast to lessen the chance of melting. If the ganache is getting too warm while sitting out place back in the fridge for a few minutes and continue when chilled.
Gently roll the ganache ball in the confectioners sugar.
Make sure that the entire truffle is covered in sugar.
Once completely covered in confectioners sugar, place on parchment or wax paper to set.
It’s okay if the truffles are not perfectly round.
Place all of the truffles on a plate and chill in the fridge until firm, around 30 minutes.
Once ready to serve, place into a box and give to your sweetie.Print
- 6 oz heavy cream
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- ½ cup confectioners sugar
- Pour the heavy cream into bowl and microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until the heavy cream is nearly boiling, around 200°F.
- Add the chocolate chips to the cream and stir until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Chill in fridge for at least an hour for the ganache to set.
- Roll the ganache between your hands into 1-inch balls and set on parchment paper.
- Roll truffles in confectioners sugar and place back on parchment paper. Chill for 30 minutes. Reroll in confectioners sugar if the wetness of the chocolate has seeped through and soaked up the powder.
This post originally appeared in February 2016 and was revised and republished in February 2022.