How To Remove Truffles From A Mold

by Pattie Jacobson
(Ward, CO)


I have used a really nice plastic mold for some truffles that I made. The problem is removing the truffle from the mold.

The only way I found to remove the truffles was to set the mold into hot water.........not touching the candy truffles. Some come out OK, while others come out of the molds half melted.

Please Help.
Thanks for your time.

Pattie Jacobson

Hi Pattie,

You are asking about how to remove truffles from a mold. Have you tried putting the molds into the freezer?

That's the best way I find to remove molded chocolates easily.

It shouldn't take long in the freezer - maybe 5-10 minutes. You can usually tell when the chocolate is ready by holding the mold up and looking at the under side.

The cool chocolate pulls away from the mold and it is usually noticeable if you are using a clear mold.

Turn the mold upside down on the counter top and then gently tap it if needed. The truffles or molded chocolates should fall right out.

I don't recommend putting the mold in warm water to release the chocolate truffles for the very reason you described - your chocolate will melt! :)

Let me know if you find that the freezer method works for you or if you still have trouble removing your truffles from the molds.

Take a photo of your finished molded truffles and show them off to us here! We'd love to see them.


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Feb 12, 2017
I used ice cube tray and it's not going out NEW
by: Isabelle

So i found some recipes on the internet to make chocolate using ice cube trays. I've tried it, oiled the tray first, but the chocolate can't pop out no matter what. I've put the in the freezer for a long time and they're still not going out. I tried to slam the tray upside down and they're still not coming out. Incase it makes a difference, I used normal milk chocolate bars instead of choco chips(unlike the recipes out there)

Please help mee!!

Oct 05, 2011
How To Remove Truffles From A Mold
by: Angie

If you've already put the truffles in the mold and now they won't come out, try popping them in the freezer for a little while. The cold should make the truffles contract so that they should more easily pop right out.

Oct 05, 2011
HOw to remove Truffles from an Individual Molds
by: Anonymous


Well right now i'm experimenting a chocolate truffles recipe, so I tried to use a Silicone molds, which was very small. I like to ask you, if you have any ideas how to remove it without letting the shape of the truffles be destroyed.


Jul 10, 2010
How To Remove Truffles From A Mold
by: Angie


Have you tried putting a little oil in the mold first? Some people have reported that it helps make the chocolates release from the mold more easily.

It shouldn't matter whether you've tempered the chocolate or not. They should still pop out of the mold without too much trouble.

Let me know if that helps.

Jul 09, 2010
I can't remove my truffles from a mold
by: joycelyn

Hi, I can't seem to get my truffles out of my mold no matter how long I leave it in the fridge or freezer and how hard I bang the mold. I'm using a semi flexible ice cube tray. Could someone help share their technique please? Is it because my truffles are too soft/not tempered?
Thanks in advance!

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