Chocolate Truffles
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If you have ever indulged in the luxury of Chocolate Truffles, you know that they're a rich and delicious treat that really makes you feel as though you are one of the spoiled rich.  ;)

Well, you may never be one of the wealthy of this world. I seriously doubt I will be! But one of the wonderful things about good chocolate is that you can enjoy true indulgence at a very small price.

There are a number of wonderful shops that make these exquisite bite-sized chocolate dreams.

Whether you want to purchase delicious truffles, or use our truffle recipes to make your own, you can choose from a selection of chocolate truffle candies in a wide range of flavors.

One of my favorite suppliers of gourmet truffles is hands-down, zChocolat.

They've got treasures that will really put you in someone's good books! It's not just the top quality truffle that will do it, either. Even the packaging at zChocolat is a cut above anything else you'll find available.

For that matter, why should you only splurge on other people? Pamper yourself with one of their amazing and stylish boxes of truffles fit for a queen or king.

If zChocolat are a bit too "upmarket" for you, I certainly understand, as "penny pincher" is my middle name.  You can still get your hands on a nice range of these yummy chocolate morsels at a more economical price from our friends at Dan's Chocolates.

Still not sold? (Boy, you're tough!)  Here are a few more that will really get you thinking (and drooling).  :)

However, you don't have to wait for an opportunity to spoil yourself. You can make some simply divine truffles in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Make Your Own Chocolate Truffles

Truffle candies are basically made up of two parts - the soft centered ball, and the outer coating.

Traditionally, the center is a combination of melted chocolate and cream. This is generally referred to as "ganache."

The outer coating is customarily made from tempered chocolate that provides a nice crunchy shell when set. Although tempering is not necessary in making truffles, it does add that extra touch.

While that is what most people refer to as truffles, there are a great many variations on the original chocolate truffle candy recipe.

If you are a stickler for the original methods, fair enough. If not, the sky is the limit. You will discover that you can experiment with any number of different flavors when making these delicious treats.

Step-by-Step Truffle Making

1. Choose a recipe. A few suggestions are...

2. Prepare your basic center mixture and chill until firm enough to form into balls. You can roll the concoction with your hands or try using a melon baller.

3. Coat your centers with your desired outer shell. You can choose between melted chocolate, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, crushed nuts, coconut, or even sprinkles or jimmies. You decide.

4. Display your masterpieces in little foil cups or mini muffin liners. You may even decide to splurge on some specialty candy wrappers.

You can get a variety of paper candy cups and little cellophane party favor bags at Candyland Crafts. They work great and are really inexpensive.

5. Be sure to keep your treasures chilled until eaten. Don't worry, they probably won't last long enough to go bad.

Most importantly, be sure to hide some for yourself! :)

Have a Question About Truffles or a Favorite Recipe to Share?

Do you have a Truffle recipe idea that you picked up somewhere along the way? Share it with the rest of us! If you've got a photo, please do show off a bit. We'd love to see your work.

If you have a question about making your own truffle candy, ask away. Hopefully your fellow chocoholics can share some of their candy making techniques.

Other Truffle Recipes and Truffle Making Questions

Click the links below to see the Truffle recipe ideas from other visitors to this page, and jump in to answer questions for those looking for advice...

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Can I freeze chocolate truffles? 
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Simple Recipe for Truffles 
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